Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Bento: Apple of my Eye
On such a difficult and emotional day, I struggled with what to do for my 8 year old's lunch. His knowledge of 9/11 is still very very limited. I took the opportunity to share a little bit about it this morning and explained steps taken to keep our nation safe in the future. (With all of our family's travel, I didn't want him to live in fear.) For his lunch, I decided to express how special he is to me. His sandwich is adorned with hearts from fruit leather. Dried apples have notes written on them with a Wilton Food Writer. The apple has a heart cut with the same cookie cutter and removed with a small knife. I use lemon-lime soda instead of lemon juice to "seal" the apples so that they aren't bitter. I threw in a granola bar in the silverware space. Show the ones around you that you love them!