Thursday, 30 October 2014

Witching You a Happy Halloween

We don't really 'do' Halloween much here in Australia although the trend is shifting. It depends largely on what the school is doing and this year Miss M is on a day off for Halloween so they aren't doing anything for it at all.

That doesn't mean she doesn't get a Halloween lunch though - and not just so I can join in with the Bento Bloggers & Friends for another brilliant blog hop. You can join in the fun too! Simply click on the button at the bottom of this post to see the next spooky creation. Keep hopping until you return here.



In our Easy Lunch Boxes Miss M has a jam sandwich topped with a bread crust witch. She was made using a cookie cutter and coloured with some FooDoodlers. A witch's hat adorns a cheese stick.

I picked up these cute little cauldrons from my local major grocer and filled with some grapes and blueberries - a.k.a. eye of newt ;-)

A simple pick in her yoghurt container. . .
. . . and some stars for the night sky. (Carrot and some dip in the box)
Witching you all a Happy Halloween!

Now click the button below to see what Summer Mum Kristi is creating. Keep clicking through until you return here.


Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. This post may contain affiliate links.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Red Velvet Vampire Cupcakes

I know the idea of Vampire Cupcakes is nothing new. I really couldn't tell you if I saw the idea first, or if the Vampired mushroom I made for this Team Edward lunch was my first exposure to the concept, but here's my latest take on it. 











I cheated and used a packet mix for these Red Velvet cupcakes. And when I found the box contained a mix for cream cheese icing who was I to argue?

Using a skewer and a dropper I added some holes to the icing and filled with some of my Kambrook Soup Simple strawberry sauce (which you can read about in this previous post)
I kind of like how the icing made little 'horns'. Do you have anything delicious planned for Halloween?

Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. This post may contain affiliate links.

Monday, 27 October 2014

September on Instagram

September was a very busy month for us, mostly because it included school holidays. I swear a month later and I'm still getting over it! Better late than never to share though, right?





Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. This post may contain affiliate links.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Vegetable Cutter Comparison

I have a little problem with Flashback Friday this week. . . I can't remember the result of my experiment! I know this was last year in the lead up to Christmas and I only thought of these photos after finding some of these cuttings in the back of the freezer the other day (perfect for pizza toppings by the way). I do remember I used a red capsicum, and have since learned thanks to Wendolonia that it is much easier to use a cutter once you have *peeled the capsicum*! Of course, why didn't I think of that!
These little sausage deco cutters worked but I'm sure it's these that ended up giving me my first bento injury - death by paper cut!
Vegetable cutters - designed to do the work.
A selection from my Create-A-Shape pack. My go to, favourite pack.
The Luv-It by FunBites.
And some pretty deco cutters.

You can see some of the edges are a little ragged across the board, but if I'd known about that peeling trick things might have turned out differently. Live and learn!


Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. This post may contain affiliate links.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Ladybug Lunchbox

Just a quickie today :-) I bought this gorgeous little lunchbox last  year and have used it a few times, mostly for day outings for Miss M (she is my little M-Bug). 

It's easy to take a food pouch with yoghurt, toss a fruit salad in the base. . . 








. . . and trim a sandwich to fit in the top. Spreading some strawberry jam on top and adding a few sultanas and a cheese stick (down the back and for the eyes) turns it into a real lady bug.



I like to use a little baking paper under the sandwich to help lift it out. Simple!

Details of my tools & toys can be found on this page.

~J

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. This post was written for Loving Lunches. No product was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. This post may contain affiliate links.
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