Halloween Hungry

by on October 16th, 2013
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healthy halloween jack-o-lantern bento lunch

It’s time once again to hop! Hop, hop, hop! Are you hopping? Now?

No, seriously today I am participating in a Fall/Halloween themed hop with my colleagues at Bento Bloggers and Friends. Today is the first of three days full of Halloween and Fall lunches. I hope you see some inspiration to attempt your own creepy or not so creepy creation… I mean lunch! I decided to go with something not too scary but no doubt about that it is a Halloween themed lunch!

Packed in an Easylunchboxes container this lunch includes:

  • Mini Pretzel Twists
  • Peacharines and strawberries with spooky bat cupcake picks tucked in (see link at bottom of post for picks)
  • A sliced chicken sandwich but fill the sandwich with whatever your preference is (another bat pick is included here for affect)
  • Carrot & Snap pea details

The jack-o-lantern in front of the moon image was created by first placing a slice of provolone cheese on top of my sandwich. I then cut a pumpkin out of a slice of cheddar using a cookie cutter (the link below at bottom of the post is for a similar cutter). I happened to have a small triangle cutter from a another bento set which I used for the eyes and nose. I also happened to have a mini canoe cutter which I used for the mouth.  You could easily turn that smile upside down for a scarier looking jack-o-lantern! The mini canoe cutter was purchased at a cake supply shop but available online as well (link at bottom). I secured the cheese to the bread using a leaf pick. I used a swizzle stick to create the pupil in the eyes but easily a straw could be used. Finally, I tucked additional leaf picks in the cooked carrots (picks will not easily go in to raw carrot) to create a pumpkin patch at the bottom along with sugar snap peas. If you make carrots for dinner simply pull aside a few for this detail!

Cheese scraps from the jack-o-lantern were placed inside of the sandwich so no need to waste! All the cheese details could easily be pulled off and put inside of the sandwich at lunch time or eaten as is! The pumpkin patch may get jostled around a bit en route to school or wherever but not too badly. At a minimum they will be in that compartment still. You could secure them down with raw spaghetti if you want the patch to stay intact! Oh and obviously you’ll need to tuck those bat picks in a little further to put the cover on! All in all a fairly simple and healthy lunch to make! You could leave off the pumpkin patch and skip the bat picks to save time and this is still a fun Halloween lunch!

Now don’t stop here! Please click through on the button below to hop on over to visit Bento, Monsters to see what haunted creation she conjured up into her lunch box! She is amazing! You won’t be disappointed!



Oh and did you enter my 12 months of picks giveaway yet (ends 10/17/13)?

Happy hauntings,

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