Halloween Bento – Pumpkins

Yea October is here and now officially can make Halloween Bentos! I had a pumpkin patch bento in mind all morning and could not wait to make it with our leftovers from dinner. I had some cute picks that inspired me to do this.

So for this bento I used the mixed veg in a Halloween paper liner with a pumpkin pick in the middle, next to him ia a ghost and pumpkin pick in her mash, below is her GF meatloaf with some homemade sauce on top ohh Yummy!

On top of the meatloaf is dairy free cheese cutouts of a tombstone and a scary kitty, both painted with food coloring. Next to the meatloaf is some tiny tiny apples we got from apple picking the other week.

I must admit that I was going to paint on the faces to the apples or use nori but in my rush to get all the kiddos out the door and since I did my bento in the morning I overlooked a big part of my design and forgot to do that, so I pasted it on this photo so you would know what my bento would have looked like finished. I hate it when I get distracted in the morning aarrgghh. Yea I cheated here, but I will always admit it, so there you go…

Those mutant apples are so tiny but sweet, my kiddo loved them. We might have to go back and pick a bagfull of just them! If you live in the Colorado Springs – Pueblo area I highly reccommend checking out Happy Apple Farm.

Momma Says: When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.
~Author Unknown