Ho Ho Ho-ly Cow has it been a hot summer! And last week when I was rearranging the pantry and came across a stray bag of unopened Christmas M&M's I was really longing for some winter weather!
Christmas M&M's. Mmmmmm. I don't know about you, but for ME nothing says "it's Christmas time! The most magical time of the year!" more than seeing those first bags of Christmas M&M's hit the store shelves. My heart rate quickens when I spy my first bag of mint M&M's. Mint M&M's are only available at Christmas time and they are my favorite and my best. Mint M&M's sing to me like Sirens.
My minty chocolatey discovery inspired me to make this Christmas in July themed bento. :)
Packed in a bento box as rosy as Santa's cheeks is a green dish of strawberries and grapes, a Christmas tree sandwich (decorated with cheese star and sprinkles), some SunChips, the tiny green cup in the corner holds sunflower kernels and the pièce de résistance: heart-shaped mini cup lovingly cradling the beloved Christmas colored mint M&M's.
The inner green dish/container is an insert from a Laptop Lunches system. (pssst! You can save 10% on your purchase at LaptopLunches.com by using the coupon code "anotherlunch". !!!)
I hope these last weeks of summer (we go back to school in two weeks!) are leaving you feeling merry and bright. :)
*** Folks today is the last day to get in your votes for Alex and to enter the bento goodie giveaway! I'll be closing comments tonight!