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Daily Bento

21 Dec

He’s Coming!


Today is Camryn’s last day of school before she is off for the holidays for the next two weeks. Her class is going to be watching Polar Express today while they sip hot chocolate with marshmallows and munch on popcorn. She also got to wear her pajamas and slippers to school. Best day ever? I’d say so.

For lunch I packed her two gingerbread man sandwiches (one filled with chocolate hazelnut spread and the other with chicken), clementines, strawberry Santa hats, candy cane Hershey Kisses, and egg nog cookies.

The Santa hats are super easy to make. I just cut the leaves from each strawberry & blotted dry with a paper towel so that the chocolate would stick. I dipped them in melted white chocolate and sprinkled white sparkly sprinkles over the top of the chocolate before it set. Then I cut a marshmallow in half and stuck it on top. If you didn’t want to mess with melted chocolate you could use banana slices or you could use the bigger marshmallows, sliced horizontally & just stick them to the bottom.

Egg nog cookies are just sugar cookies with a little cinnamon and nutmeg added to the dough before baking. When the cookies are cooled, I add egg nog to powdered sugar a teaspoon at a time and mix well until it becomes thin enough to drizzle over the cookies. I drizzle over with a fork and then add some sprinkles.  That’s it.

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Daily Bento

20 Dec

It’s a Christmas bento!

For lunch today I packed 3 gingerbread man cookies, clementines, 2 muffins that I added sprinkles to just before baking to make them more festive, 2 Christmas tree sandwiches decorated with sprinkles, and a candy cane Hershey Kiss.

I used a small star-shaped cutter to make the star for the tree. Then I smeared a little hazelnut spread on it and covered it with sprinkles. Voila!