Tuesday, October 5, 2010

PlanetBox lunch - it's the Great Pumpkin

Let's get this (Halloween) party started!  I feel like I've been mentally preparing for Halloween bentos for months now, and it's hard to believe it's already time to start churning them out!

PlanetBox pumpkin

In our nifty PlanetBox we have:
- the Great Pumpkin grilled cheese sandwich
- baby carrots and ghoul sauce (otherwise known as ranch)
- grapes on jack-o-lantern bento picks
- goblin finger (better known as a pickle spear)
- icing decoration for a treat

The grilled cheese sandwich was cooled to room temp before putting in the PlanetBox. This keeps moisture from forming inside the container and getting soggy. Ethan is on the fence on whether he likes a not-warm grilled cheese. I think if I offered them more often he would decide quickly that he doesn't care for it. But as it is I rarely have the time to make a grilled cheese in the morning so he is pretty happy to see it appear from time to time.

The little jack-o-lantern in the middle treat section is an icing decoration. Ethan has called those things "cupcake cookies" since he could first talk. He just loves those things. I think they are icky, but for Halloween I overlook "ick". :)

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Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I don't like those icing things either and never have but I know most kids do!!
I can't wait to use my pumpkin cookie cutter yay I love fall!!

Cocyte said... [Reply to comment]

great bento ! I love the jack-o-lantern bento picks !

Meredith said... [Reply to comment]

that is adorable! I found jack-o-lantern and witch hat picks at Party City!

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said... [Reply to comment]

So cute!!! I love seeing all of the Halloween bento popping up :D I need to get working on some!

The Harper Family said... [Reply to comment]

Love the picks!!!

Mommyof2girlz said... [Reply to comment]

Looks amazing, love the picks! I so need to get one of these boxes!

Red Charlotte said... [Reply to comment]

I look forward to reading your blog every day and seeing your creativity! I can't wait until my 10 week old is old enough for her own little bento! You are inspiring!

Debi said... [Reply to comment]

Hi! Love this! One question...do you have any idea if the box plus the carry bag have room for an ice pack? I have a 1st grader and they don't put their lunches in a fridge. I'm so hoping there is room for an ice pack because I would definitely love this! If not, I may have to get one of the smaller bento-type boxes. thanks!

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Debi! There is room for an ice pack inside the carry bag - there is a nice mesh pocket on the inside flap that a slim icepack (or two!) can slip inside. The icepacks I use are the ones from this:

Debi said... [Reply to comment]

Just ordered! Thank so much!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said... [Reply to comment]

Melissa! Don't forget to add this to this week's Pumpkin theme for Bento of the Week at Bento Blog Network. Upcoming themes include Nick Jr & Halloween!

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