Sunday, September 9, 2012

Bento Box Lunch- Timmy Time!

Posted by Heather at Sunday, September 09, 2012

"It's Timmy Time!"

This upcoming week is "Farm Week" at Preschool. So, I thought I'd make Katy a special little lunch based on one of her favorite TV shows, Timmy Time. The show is centered around a curious little lamb and his adventures in Preschool- appropriate for our own Lil' Miss, don't you think? There isn't much talking in the show, but it's amusing and not as painful to watch as some other kids shows (say, Wonder Pets and Teletubbies).

Since this was my first "real" bento box where I was cutting and shaping and creating a "scene," I wasn't sure how it would turn out. I'm pleased with the results, though. One of my main concerns was that this thing was going to take forever to create (what kind of crazy mother takes the time to cut sandwiches into cutesy shapes? This mother, that's who!) However, this lunch only took me about fifteen minutes to create from start to finish.

First, I started with some pumpernickel bread (Katy approved, from Aldi's- yay!). I cut two circles out of the bread and spread some cream cheese and stacked them (think, bread, cream cheese, bread and cream cheese on top for the "palette").

Then, I used a fluted circle cookie cutter on a piece of Provolone cheese to create the body of the sheep. I took a Pomegranate Fruit Leather and cut out legs, head and ears using various mini alphabet cookie cutters. I used scraps of American Cheese and Provolone for the paci. I used cream cheese as a "glue" to stick all the body parts together. The eyes are candy eyes found in the cake decorating section of our local craft store.

I created two turkey "flowers" to add some texture and protein to the bento box.

The bento box is rounded out by various fruits and veggies (grapes, tomatoes, broccoli and Veggie Sticks). I tried to pack them in pretty tight so that things won't  shift in transport.

Now, the real test will be to see if Katy eats it all!


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