Category Archives: baking – breads

Bento – it’s what’s for lunch!

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I posted the other day about making my own sandwich thins for my girls lunch and here is the results! It’s so cute! I haven’t got a fantabulous collection of bento picks or cutters as yet, but I honestly don’t think that my girls mind!

This bento lunch contained lime jello with mandarin segments. A Freddo Frog – a chocolate treat my awesome brother and SIL sent the girls from Australia, a fruit salad made of grapes, raspberries and melons cut in the shape of a half moon. In the main second is my honey wheat sandwich thin ham and cheese sandwich and a small cup of goldfish. Not pictured in their juice box of Mango Tango Honest Kids Juice or their chobani  yogurt champions.

When this box came home from school, there as nothing but crumps. A definate winner!

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Homemade Sandwich Thins

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With school being back in session now here in Florida, I am trying to make sure that my girls are eating healthy, but fun things for lunch every day and if it means I get to bake and be frugal at the same time, then bring it on!  I recently searched Pinterest for a Sandwich Thins recipe – the girl’s love them, but I feel that the product is too expensive and wanted to make something that used ingredients that I already had (yay!) and that the girls would love.

I found this recipe: My Retro Kitchen: Homemade Sandwich Thins. During my Pinterest wonderings, I saw people making similar things but cutting them out into fun shapes. Since I am only just now getting into Bento boxing, our selection of cutters is severely limited. I chose to go with stars and hearts this time – next time I may break out my Williams and Sonoma Star Wars cutters – I mean, who wouldn’t want to eat a sandwich shaped like Yoda? I know I would!

The changes I made to the recipe was simple. I substituted honey for sugar and halved the amount. I also did not add the wheat bran (I was out). But that was it! Really can’t recommend this recipe higher. The girls inhaled these with egg salad so fast, I’m currently making more to cover for the rest of the week!

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I also can not resist showing off the mixer bowl covers I’ve made recently. These were made with PUL fabric I got on sale at Joanns Fabrics. They were easy to make – I used a large dinner plate to draw a circle on some parchment paper. Then I cut out the fabric and sewed elastic about 1/2 an inch away from the edge. You have to remember to pull the elastic tight as you sew so it gathers. From start to finish this project took about 10 minutes. The only changed I made to later covers was to move the elastic to about 1/4 inch from the edge of the circle, still grips fine, just gives me an extra bit of leeway if the bowl I am using is a bit bigger than my KitchenAid stand mixers bowl.