I am away this week so my blogging friend Kathy kindly volunteered to guest post for me. Please give her a big welcome and lots of lovely comments, and do check out her brilliant blog too! – Grace
Hello I am Kathy and I blog at Eclectic Lamb. Eclectic Lamb is a meatless food blog with an eclectic mix of fun and mostly healthy food. I feature bentos, themed meals, and parties that I prepare for my husband, nieces, nephews, friends and sometimes myself.
Today I will share with you my most memorable bento. I questioned my loved ones and will feature their favorites. If you asked the people who eat my bento why I make cute food they will probably say, “For her blog”. Yes I do make food for my blog but I also love creating and sharing my food with loved ones. I try to incorporate their favorite foods in meals they will enjoy and find interesting.
Birthday: My husband named this bento as his most memorable. I made it for his birthday. The brownie with candle stencil was planned but not the candle pretzels. I had planned to make pretzel twists because I thought it would be fun to do a non-traditional shape. When the pretzel twists came out of the oven they looked like candles so I added cheese flames with a marbled cheese I happened to have in the refrigerator.
Snowman: I make a lot of lunches for my nephew who is now 9. He named this meal as his most memorable because it was the first cute meal he remembers my making. It is also the first one I made for him to put on my blog.
Lego: This is my 9 year old nephews 2nd most memorable lunch. I have made many Lego themed lunches for him but this was the first. It is also a popular lunch on my blog and he sometimes asks me how it is doing in the ranking of my most popular posts.
Tree: When I asked my now 12 year old nephew about his favorite bento lunches he also named the Snowman themed lunch as his most memorable. I asked for his second and he named a lunch that I am not proud. I allowed him to place some M&M candies as the background and he put a LOT of them. I think of this bento as a sugar bento – not a very healthy lunch. But it is alright in moderation and as this boy has a big sweet tooth it was his second most memorable bento. At first I was not going to share this and asked him for his 3rd most memorable lunch. He named a lunch I made not long ago but it will not be featured on my blog for awhile. So I am reluctantly sharing this tree bento.
Cupcake: When I asked my Mom for her favorite she said that she loved them all. I guess that it is a typical Mom answer but not the answer I wanted. The most memorable lunch I made for my Mom is this one. I made it on a day she was coming to visit (she lives over 4 hours away by car). It was her lunch when she arrived. My Mom often makes macaroni and cheese for me but this time I made it for her in a cute cupcake.
Taco: My nephew who will soon be 14 quickly named this bento as his most memorable. It was one that I made for him to take to school in 2013. They eat a majority of my lunches at my house or on outings with me but sometimes I make them for school. Sometimes I bring them the night before but I have also drove them to their house before the school bus arrives.
Picnic: My 15 year old niece said that this picnic bento is her most memorable. She spent a lot of time planning it and we made it together.
Peach: Many of my lunches are memorable for me. I am sharing this one because I was pleased with how it looked but it is not a cute lunch. It is part of a continuing series of featured ingredient lunches. Each recipe uses the feature ingredient. This one had peach muffins, peach and tomato salad, and peach yogurt.
For details on any of these lunches, please visit my blog. Thank you Grace for allowing me to guest post today!