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How To Make a Bento Box for Kids

How To Make a Bento Box for Kids
Aug05 by Guest Contributor Our Guest Contributor is Wendy Copley of Wendolonia. When my oldest son entered preschool and I had to start packing him a lunch, I was terror-struck. Up to that point his daycare had fed him his lunches. Sure, I made his lunches on the weekend, but I usually just heated up leftovers or fixed him a bowl of mac and cheese. A lunch box full of cold foods. A lunch box full of cold foods he would be willing to put in his picky three-year-old mouth. My mind boggled. But rather than panic, I did what I do in all times of crisis: I started searching the internet. What the heck is bento, you ask? That sounds boring, you say. Ahhhh, but there’s where you’re wrong! Some people go all out when they’re packing a bento box. What you’ll need to start packing bento lunches: Don’t worry! A box — The most important piece of equipment you’ll need to pack bento lunches is some sort of box to put your food in. About that cute part Neat and Tidy Cut shapes Roll-ups Pack it in

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Make Your Chocolate Butterflies Decorate your cupcakes, cakes and much more! You want to keep your tiny artwork inside the freezer before you will need to use them, and try no to handle them any more than necessary. They crack without difficulty, particularly if they’re thin or large. Press all the chocolate into the corner of the bag and draw your butterfly on the parchment paper, with the crease as a guide for the centre of the butterfly’s body. How To: Make Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups During the summer months we constantly get emails saying, “Help! I just got a million pounds of [insert fruit of your choice here] what can I make with it??” If that’s you, this should be at the top of your list! And even if you don’t have a million pounds of anything, it should still be a the top of your list.

The Ultimate Strawberry Lemonade One of the first times I ever realized that – HEY! I can cook for myself! – was when I first learned to make lemonade. I magically found the refrigerated lemon juice at our house and followed the directions to make my own lemonade. I stirred and stirred and stirred again until that sugar was finally dissolved. Speaking of which, what gives sugar?! The Cook Abides. Nov 13 So, Boing Boing asked me to do a recipe for them. The only caveat is that it involve caffeine.

Character Bentos Published on October 4th, 2011. A Bento or lunch box as we know it in the west are home-packed meals, typical filled with rice, fish, meat or cooked vegetables. Leave it to the Japanese to make them cute and fun with “Kyaraben” or “Character Bentos”. Over the past few years the “Kyaraben” craze has brought about contest such as Sanrio’s Annual Kyaraben Contest and turned what children have for lunch into a hobby and form of art. After a little bit of searching, I came across some excellent looking ones. Here are my top 10. Bacon-wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites 610K+Add bacon to anything and it will fly off the table. That’s what a caterer once told me and I believe it. Certainly applies here.

Red Velvet Crêpes I rolled my eyes at the red velvet cake trend, but now I can’t get enough. I’ll make any excuse to have ‘cake’ for breakfast– here’s my take on a classic. Red Velvet Crepes (Makes about 24, 8″ crepes) Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shooters Strawberry Margarita Jell-O Shooters Margarita Jell-O Shooters ~ A fun farewell to summer and a festive edition to your Sunday football tailgate party or gatherings. For another Jello shooter variation like this one, check out my Lemon Drop Jello Shooters cut into the shape of lemon wedges and my Rocky Candy Shooters shaped just like the rock candy you loved as a kid. Strawberry Margarita Jello Shooters Hot Caprese Dip You only need three ingredients to make this fabulous snack! And I say snack, because it is totally acceptable to make it for yourself this afternoon when your stomach starts to rumble. You know why? Because I said so.

Two-Ingredient Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recipe Brown spotted bananas were sitting on our counter, staring me down. I tried to ignore them, but they kept haunting me. It seems like I can never eat bananas fast enough. Chinese Tea Eggs Eggs, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee soft-boiled with some kaya toast dipped into the runny yolk. And scrambled with some herbs and melty cheese.

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