As I’ve mentioned before, G2 and G3 are with their father on Wednesday and Thursday nights, so I only pack lunches for G1 on those days. We went shopping for our final Halloween items Wednesday night, so Thursday’s lunch needed to be quick. As an aside, wanting to collect things for bentos is dangerous. I had a very hard time saying no to things!
In her Totoro Bento Box we have, in the top section that has vents, a creepy jack-o-lantern clementine in a spider silicone baking cup I found on sale at AC Moore. She also has two a gluten-free chocolate chip cookies complete with skull and bone sprinkles and a couple plastic bones and a squishy eyeball from Party City.
In her Thermos she has more tomato soup. I’ve given up trying to make homemade for the moment, after throwing out two batches that she and G2 hated. They love Pacific’s Creamy Tomato Soup with a couple shakes of basil on top, so we’ll be sticking with that (and it’s available through subscribe & save!).
In the bottom section in her lunch box is a Halloween Lunch Joke, two graveyard food picks, and a salad. On top of the salad are two pieces of orange bell pepper cut using a pumpkin cookie cutter to give a Great Pumpkin feel. I also took my food markers and drew Snoopy and Woodstock on a slice of tofu. To prep the tofu I tried to press some of the moisture out of it, but it’s not the most perfect material for drawing. I used these Snoopy & Woodstock stencils to draw the characters. I also used a scrapbooking punch from JoAnn’s Fabrics to make some little bats out of nori for the background. I’m going to have to look closer at the scrapbooking punches next time!
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