Tuesday tidings, everyone! :)
On-the-go snack bento for my preschooler:
This snack bento contains a big strawberry, mini silicone cup of raisins and a lion animal cookie on top help keeps them contained. Also a stuffed biscuit, Babybell cheese and mini ketchup bottle (for the biscuit).
I kept fussing around with the arrangement of this bento and was never happy with how it looked. I finally gave up, stuck that lion pick in the biscuit and called it fine. Oh, and there is a little sesame crisp tucked in back. I had bought a tiny pack of those crisps ahead of time to use in the "seeds, plants, & flowers" MTM assignment a couple months ago and they got lost in the pantry. I totally forgot I had them!
The little biscuit is stuffed with ham and cheese - such a fun little lunch idea I found on Susan Yeun's bento blog. Hers look much nicer, mine were left in the oven a minute or two too long and were over-browned!
This is an idea I'm going to be playing around with. I'd like to try making the biscuit portion from scratch. While the canned dough is sooooooo easy and fast to work with, there were some items in the ingredient list I wasn't happy to see. They started with the words "partially hydrogenated". Blech.
I'll let you know how my experiments go. I'm concerned from-scratch dough is going to puff up too much....
The bento goodie giveaway to help the Kallas family is still going on! Get your votes in for the Kallas family and leave your comment on the giveaway post for your chance to win! I'll be closing the giveaway tomorrow evening and round #3 will begin the next day. The bento goodie giveaway for round #3 is not to be missed! I'm very super excited about it and I think you will be too! :)