Last easter bento!!

Sadly I didn’t get as many easter bento made as I would’ve liked but that’s just how things go when you’re busy right?

But I did manage to squeeze out one last easter bento!!

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Ok so it didn’t look anything like I had planned….but then again I didn’t really plan. I just sort of had an idea and ran with it!

Packed in my is :

  • Mushroom rice
  • Red pepper and radish flowers
  • Quinoa “easter eggs”
  • Broccoli “bush”
  • Egg “chick” with bunny ears and
  • Bunny Pop tarts

 

If I could do it again I would change the “Chick-pretending-to-be-a-bunny” so he actually looked like a chick!

 

But hey you can’t get it right every time right?

 

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On a more personal and serious note, I will be living on my own for the first time in my life. It’s a scary prospect and unfortunately I will have to start from scratch in regards to furniture etc so I have set up a GoFundMe page in hopes of raising some money so I can buy some furniture. I would appreciate any donations and if you are unable to donate I would greatly appreciate if you could share the link in hopes of spreading the message.

Here is the link : http://www.gofundme.com/8gelfg

 

Thank you!!!

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Disney Cakes and Sweets Issue 31 Lunchbox / Bento Guide

Issue 31 came with a plastic Aladdin mould with Aladdin, Genie, Jasmine and the Magic Lamp.
I’m unsure why this mould is plastic when the resy have been silicone, I can only hope they go back to silicone as this mould is not as versatile as silicone, nor is it as detailed.

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How to use in lunch boxes / bento

While you may be able to use this mould in a similar way to the silicone one’s for chocolate making, I’m unsure how well it would hold up in the freezer so I can’t advise trying it for frozen yoghurt etc.
This mould has very little detail and it will be a lot harder to get the finished product out. I really hope they revert back to silicone!!

What recipes are included:
• Aladdin’s magic carpet cake
• Scar’s chocolate filo dippers
• Cinderella’s cute cake pops
• Buzz Lightyear’s star swirl cookies
• Duchess’ very berry cheesecake
• Goofy’s honey and pine nut toffee
• Winnie the Pooh cake part 1
• Making filled chocolates
• Filo pastry recipes

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I would be extremely cautious when it comes to ordering from the Eaglemoss website and where possible I would only buy these magazines in store (as I have been doing).

I ordered a large amount of back copies for some friends in America who cannot get them any other way. I ordered them on the 22/11/13 and paid for next day delivery.

Eaglemoss have again made an attempt to fix the issue, one parcel arrived with some of the missing issues. After another exchange of messages I was told I would received the rest of the issues when they are back in stock.

A few days later another parcel arrived with a few more copies.

(That was months ago now)

A few more issues have arrived but I need to check and see if that is all of the ones I’m owed ( I don’t think it is but I could be wrong)

Two Easter Bento

Last weekend me and my mum went for a day out in Beverley. I figured I’d make us some bento to eat on the train.

Then I remembered it doesn’t take that long to get from Hull to Beverley on train. We ended up eating the bento on a bench in Beverley but hey.

This was the first time my mum has had a bento-style packed lunch and she seemed to really enjoy it!

Here is the lunch I had:
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And here is my mum’s

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They both contain:
• Teriyaki noodle stir fry
• mixed vegetables
cucumber and carrot tsukemono
• mixed vegetables
• mushrooms
• broccoli
• rabbit shaped eggs
• home made, mini, spicy pasties and
• ham and cheese “Easter” details

I look forward to more bento lunches on days out!

Easter bento #3

Here is my third Easter bento post, I’m really getting back in to making themed bento and I think this will be my biggest streak of themed bento!

I wonder how many I will make before Easter actually passes?

 

Anyway, back to the post, and here it is:

 

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It contains:

Do you have any plans for Easter?

Simple Valentine’s Bento

It’s that time of year, when everything is adorned with hearts and shelves filling up with chocolates and teddy bears.

I don’t make as many decoben ( decorated bento ) as I’d like anymore, so I figured it’s about time I get back into it!

Here is my first Valentine’s themed bento :

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In my Monbento Square is packed:

• Two heart shaped, beetroot sandwiches ( I’m a beetroot addict!)

• heart shaped kiwi

• heart shaped boiled egg

• baby plum tomatoes ( two of which are hearts )

• two lengths of cucumber, with a beetroot juice stained, heart shaped middle and

• celery and beetroot salad.

Who knew celery and pickled beetroot would be one of the most delicious things ever, not me for sure! But I’m glad I tried it! ( There’s some more sitting in the fridge…new favourite food? Maybe )

Do you cool for your Valentine?

Disney Cakes and Sweets Issue 20 Lunchbox / Bento Guide

Issue 20 came with a Cinderella’s coach stencil.

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How to use in lunch boxes / bento

This stencil may be a little too large to use for a bento but maybe little details could be used to decorate sliced cheese with sauces or rice with furikake or other sprinkles.

What recipes are included:

• Cinderella’s ombré coach cake
• Cogsworth’s custard cream pastries
• Rosetta’s fruity chocolate slab
• Cheshire Cat’s ginger cookies
• Pluto’s pineapple upside-down cake
• Jessie’s yoghurt-coated pretzels
• Aladdin’s Genie cake part 2
• Making sugarpaste bows and ribbons
• Coconut bakes

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I would be extremely cautious when it comes to ordering from the Eaglemoss website and where possible I would only buy these magazines in store (as I have been doing).

I ordered a large amount of back copies for some friends in America who cannot get them any other way. I ordered them on the 22/11/13 and paid for next day delivery.

I was told just over a week ago the magazines had been sent again… They still haven’t turned up. Will the magazines ever arrive? That is the question!

Three easy bento

I realise I haven’t posted an actual “look here are my bento” post in a long time!

So here are three!

I still haven’t gotten into the swing of making a lunch each day for my new job. Honestly, I’m just too lazy! I’d much rather sit and relax than cook tomorrow’s lunch.. Sad but true!

But I digress, here are three bento that I made for work :

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This lunch is packed in my Monbento Square and contains:

• Chicken Tikka Balti and rice
• Teriyaki chicken stir fry
• Mixed Airfried vegetables
• Celery and
• Corn on the cob.

I am loving the Chicken Balti and Teriyaki stir fry, they are from Iceland and are called “Meal in a bag
“. You put them in a frying pan for around 15 and they’re done! Full of wonderful vegetables and delicious chicken!

Moving on!

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This lunch is packed in my Paperchase bento. (The link doesn’t go to the exact style as it is no longer available.)

And it contains:

• Egg noodles hidden beneath
• Tuna flakes mixed with pepper and topped with a frozen pyramid of salad cream
• Mashed boiled egg and
• Frozen peas and string beans.

I am so so in love with tuna and I would happily have tuna in most of my bento 🙂

Onto the last bento (and possible most boring)

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Packed in a small green oval bento is:

• Stripy bow pasta in salad cream
Squared hard boiled egg
• Roasted sweet pepper
• Bacon wrapped enoki mushrooms and
• A Cherry tomato.

Not very visually appealing but it was sure tasty!!!