Thursday, August 29, 2013

Bento: Star Student

As we start off the new school year, I wanted to encourage my 3rd grader AND to show you how easy a fun lunch can be.  Don't get me wrong, I love some of the elaborate lunches; but let's be honest, we don't all have time for that every morning.  My original plan didn't work out (when I realized that my loaf of bread was still in the freezer), so this a modified even EASIER version that was quick to throw together this morning.
This lunch is in a Laptop Lunch box (currently, there is a 72 hour sale for back-to-school - enter code BTS15 for 15% off.)  The sandwich has stars cut with a cookie cutter and a piece of fruit leather cut with the same cookie cutter.  The dried blueberries have some star sprinkles that I had left from cupcakes.  The egg was pressed in a star egg mold (and was a small egg!)  The egg took the longest, but I did it last night.

Last night, I boiled an egg (larger eggs are preferred) for 9 minutes, drained the water, rolled it around the pan gently cracking it open on all sides (to make it easier to peel), ran a quick rinse of water over the egg, peeled the shell, and placed it into the egg mold before putting it in the fridge overnight.  While the egg was boiling, I made the note with "Night Sky" font.  
This morning, it took less than 5 minutes to assemble the lunch. Happy Back To School!

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