Cute Animal Bento

Were back in the saddle at least for a few days. Making Bentos for today and tomorrow only this week.  For today I made Cute Animal Bento. Using Cute Z Cute Cutter which makes lunches so easy and quick, YEA! Gotta love when lunch comes together quick. I made kiddo two sammis today because after school she has been hungry lately. Guessing a growth spurt is on its way.

Todays Cute Animal Bento has two PB & J sammis, silicon cup with purple grapes, mini apple (so tiny and cute picked at Happy Apple farm) a mini cup with fruit … More

Bunny in Love Bento

This bento was made because not only was it just Valentine’s Day but we just returned from a beautiful wedding!  So I am all inspired and in love… GUSH GUSH GUSH…

In my Bunny in Love Bento I made a bunny out of my favorite quick sticky rice (Annie Chuns brand). I sprayed her nose pink with food coloring spray (Wilton), added nori eyes on top of black food gel that looked yucky so I covered it, Swiss cheese for the lacy wedding veil and pick hearts to decorate her. In the cups I have some kiwi and strawbery hearts, … More

Winging It

Every time a bell rings an angel gets it’s wings

Ok being the good little Catholic girl I was as a child, I would think of how sad it was all these little angels up in Heaven waiting and waiting for someone to ring a bell. It broke my innocent heart to think of it. Well I do believe in angels, heck I think I know some here on earth personally.  This one is just only a nice ending to a movie we all love to watch. It can however give you a nice warm fuzzy all over feeling that … More

Recipe: Best Veggie Stuffed Shells

I have been trying to amp up the veggie intake lately for my kiddo, which is never a bad thing… So she loves pasta (like Mother like daughter) and I thought stuffed shells would be great because there really is not a big plate of pasta it is just the shell. Then I thought what to add inside.

My fridge had the usual so I thought why not use it all.  My kiddo cannot have cows milk because of her milk allergy but the doctor told her that goats milk is different and she should not have a reaction and … More

Hello Kitty Bento

What girl does not like Hello Kitty? My kiddo is not the Barbie doll playing type and loves Pokemon and Monster High dolls. Her love is also all things animals so that is why she loves Hello Kitty and Hello Kitty and bento totally goes together. You can buy all kinds of cute bento stuff with Hello Kitty.

I probibly could have done alot more with the theme but this is simple and cute. Plus PINK  CHOCOLATE CHIP PANCAKES, you cant say that isn’t cute enough already… Gotta give a shout out to Bisquick for making a GF pancake mix- … More

Organization Time

Now that the Christmas season has come to a close and the kiddos will be starting back to school tomarrow, I decided that I would gear up for those bento lunches and early morning breakafasts (and of course my daily posts ).

I had to go through all the leftover snacks and treats that were here durring the holidays while the kiddos were home and hungry.

I opened my small cubbord where I have all that good stuff and said to myself, I expect the girls to keep their stuff tidy this kitchen is out of control.  That is not … More

Butterfly Garden Bento

I have not posted any bento pics latly since the move I have been still going out of my mind with everything I did however snap a quick pick of my bento for my kiddo brown bag lunch for a field trip.

My kiddo had an end of the year field trip to the Butterfly Garden. So you know I had to wip out the cutters for some butterflies in her bento. I had to use a container that she could dispose of since it was a field trip, so her fancy bento boxes were not used. 

I cut lightly … More

Rudolph the Reindeer Bento


Of course I had to do Rudolph! The movie is so cute I remember being a kid and freaking out when it came on TV.  My kiddo loves it too and is somewhat amazed that movies have come so far since when I was a kiddo.  We had a lot of good laughs watching it and she was grossed out with the Yukon Cornelius guy cause he would lick and taste his pick ax aka Miley Cyrus LOL…

So for Rudolph I had purchased this old cookie cutter set that made a 3D Santa and his sleigh cookie that you … More

Recipe: Loaded Roasted Potatoes/ Comfort food

There is always that one dish. The one that either transports you back to a kid, eating Grandmas special cake. Maybe it is something your Momma made you every time you felt sick.  That is comfort food.

Comfort food is usually not best for ya. Sometimes you just need that something when life gets you down. It can truly be a pick me up. Something on that rainy day. Even that one late night snack that hits the spot just right.

I have fond memories of my Grandma giving me Celestial Seasonings, Sleepy time tea with honey. She would make … More

Lucky Bento

Well I am late on posting anything, last week was crazy here with kiddos not feeling well and appointments. I am just now making her a quick bento for St Patrick’s Day. Better late than never. 

I call this one Lucky Bento, because I was lucky to find this box at a resale shop for CHEEP! it was like new!  I am always on the lookout for stuff I can use for bento and you never know when a find will pop up!

I had to quick put this one together for St Patty’s Day and with my brain in … More