You might have seen that there are spiffy new Star Wars cookie cutters at Williams-Sonoma now. My friends have been all a-buzz over them for weeks. During my outing yesterday I picked up a set (happy birthday to me!).
I've seen cookies and little sandwiches made with these Star Wars cookie cutters ...and even ice cream sandwiches! I attempted to make little grilled cheese sandwiches out of them with mixed results (I must not have "the force"). This Darth Vader didn't turn out too badly. The Storm Trooper was about the same, but Yoda's facial details were lost in the grilling.
Packed in the bento were also some baby carrots, strawberries, kiwi and a honey stick. I thought the honey stick looked like Vader's light saber. ;-)
I have to say making the tiny grilled cheese sandwiches was a real pain. As I was finishing up I had wholly talked myself into NEVER making them again...but the look of delight on Ethan's face when he saw them was pretty priceless. He's got plans to have Boba Fett for lunch tomorrow. What have I gotten myself into?
On a side-note, I recently hauled out all my bento boxes from the depths below to take inventory (stand by for pics, lol). I came across this black one that I got over a year ago, back when Ichiban had an online store. This box was described as a "mens medium" and the description said it was a good size for a man's lunch. I ordered it to use for my husband. I was aghast when it arrived and it was sooooo small. Littler than the lunch boxes I used for my kids! It seemed like an appropriate choice to use for today's Star Wars bento, though. :)