Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Holidays Muffin Tin Monday Bento Lunch

December is a fun month, because I get to break out my Christmas muffin tin supplies, which don't get much use the rest of the year.  Pierce had a hard time going back to school after the 5 day Thanksgiving holiday break, so I decided to make his day easier by doing a special bento lunch.  And since it included one of our star muffin cups, I decided it could double as a Muffin Tin Monday post.
He had a star full of kiwi slices, a snowman skewer of olives, a couple of yuletide logs (one being a celery stick filled w/ peanut butter and green/red m+ms, one being a Slim Jim), a cheese Christmas tree sandwich (I used a straw to poke holes in pepperoni to make the balls for the tree, and the star is also cheese), and packages under the tree - Cheeze-its with ribbons drawn on them using my Food Writers, Rice Cracker treats, and a couple of Teddy Grahams.

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37 comments:

E @ Act Fast Chef said...

I love this! Especially the yule logs :)

Jill said...

This is adorble! Love the tree.

Gone Country said...

Adorable and so creative & healthy! Love it!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Oh, for heaven's sake -- that tree is so cute. :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is so cute! I love the tree, the log, the whole concept.

JDaniel had trouble going back to preschool too.

Julie@teachinggoodeaters said...

I agree with many of the other comments... love the try! Cool idea to use a straw to make the pepperoni ornaments... my kids would love that!

andy said...

going to tell my wife to check your ideas out . Think my boys would love them

Ann said...

Cutest lunch ever!!!!!!! How creative! Love this!

Sandy said...

I think this is your best one yet. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

How cute are these! Adorable!

My Journey With Candida said...

How festive his lunch looks. I love the tree, so cute.

Where in the world do you find the time to do all this?

Sonya Heilmann said...

Cute! I'm sure his cute lunch will help make his day easier!

CreativeChaos said...

I love the celery stick with m & m's!

Shell said...

The celery is so cute! My boys tend to suck out the pb and then leave the celery. LOL

Sharla said...

Love it! Great idea to make the Cheez Its into presents.

Rockabye Butterfly said...

Such a festive meal! I love this!! great ideas!

lisa9999 said...

Very cute, love the Christmas tree.

Valerie said...

These always make me wish that you were MY mom! ;)

I had a great thrifting day Friday-I'll send details soon:)

4kids1mom said...

These are adorable. Bento has a facebook page - and there are tons of little tins and gadgets to help make lunches look more appealing. Great idea's and lots of different types of packed lunches, which is helpful because I always tend to get in a rut and make the same things over and over for the kids.

Shar @ Thrifty Bliss said...

Aw, this is absolutely adorable! And I'm sure that it's yummy. :) The Christmas tree is my favorite part of this cute lunch!

xo -S

Cascia Talbert said...

Cute and creative snacks!

A Quiet Corner said...

you "used a straw to poke the pepperoni" for the ornaments? When the heck did you do that...while you were on your down time???? You are too creative, Baby Girl!...:)JP

Angela said...

You out did yourself on this one Lisa! It's just so cute I could eat it! hee haw!

Michaele said...

What fun! I could so go for the celery logs about now.

Marissa @Life On Our Side Of The Mountain said...

I especially like the Christmas tree - very creative!

missing moments said...

Adorable!

Out on the prairie said...

I used to have fun with the goodies when my kids were small. One year we went through 40 pounds of just white sugar.I took plates of stuff all over.

Kim said...

I never even thought of that! We haven't had any long breaks since DEaglan started school. I wonder if he'll be the same as Pierce after Christmas break. Love the Christmas muffin tins!

Kasey said...

Very creative! Any one of my kiddos would be delighted to find such lunch treasures!!

Prairie Girl said...

What a cute bunch of ideas for meals!! I am the proud Momma of three little country boys myself... 3 year old twins and a 9 month old boy...I will definitely be following you so that I can get more ideas!!!

Lindsay said...

I love this. I've seen bento box lunch ideas but haven't tried it yet. You're so creative!

Helene said...

I love, love, love that!!! You are so creative!!!! I still remember that Christmas tree pizza you posted about last year...my kids loved that!!

The little gifts under the tree are such a great idea. I'm totally gonna make that for Cole and Bella's school lunch this week!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

What a cute idea! I love the Christmas tree with the presents. I'll bet all the other kids enjoyed checking out his lunch!

blueviolet said...

That's about the cutest lunch I think I've seen. Love it!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

that tree is so fabulous!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

So cute! I'm going to have to duplicate the tree for Dylan!

An Irish Italian Blessing said...

These are awesome!! Love the m&m's in celery, Kaylin would LOVE those!