Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The PlanetBox Decorating Disaster

You know how there is always a house in every town that tries really hard to pull off a festive holiday appearance with the Christmas decorations but it really is such an eyesore with the mismatched hodgepodge of lights and displays that it becomes almost a neighborhood joke?

Um, well this is the bento counterpart. Packed in a PlanetBox.

PlanetBox Christmas disaster

Yeah. I don't even know where to start with this mess.

Hmm. Okay, well there's the Big Dipper of mini wagon wheel pasta. When I was making a fresh batch of pasta the other day I was musing to myself how they sort of looked like little ball ornaments. That's what "inspired" this disaster theme. To top off the pasta are a couple cheese ornaments. I used food-safe markers to decorate them. I obviously did not do a very neat job. I think Paige could have done better.

Moving to the left are some clementine halves and blueberries. For some insane reason I tried to put stripes on the clementines to make them look more "ornamentish". Yeah, that looks ridiculous.

In the top side section is a Little Dipper of sauce for the pasta and some turkey pepperoni. Another crazy insane notion on my part. My messy 3 year old girl with a pot of marinara. What was I thinking? Clearly I wasn't. Good thing she was wearing a navy shirt, that's all I have to say.

Across the top are some cucumber chunks and a little cocktail fork to eat the pasta with.

The tiny treat section holds little ornament icing decorations. My kids just love those things.

After I finished orchestrating this lunch I realized things had gone terribly wrong. In a last ditch effort to make it look a wee bit better I tossed around some vintage-looking Christmas light bulb cupcake picks. I really don't think they are going to fool anyone though. This lunch is a bento Don't, for sure. ;-)
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Tracy said... [Reply to comment]

Not so sure that is a disaster. My girls saw this and said that they want me to make a lunch just like that. LOL.

Cristy said... [Reply to comment]

with all the hundreds of cute bentos you put together, there's bound to be a "disaster" here and there. Many kudos to for actually putting it up though. You could have very well not taken a picture of it and pretended like it never happened, we would have never known. But it's good for u amateurs to know you pros still make boo-boos. :)

Shelly said... [Reply to comment]

You are too hard on yourself. It's not perfect but it's still cute and you put love into it. That's the most important ingredient!

Jayne said... [Reply to comment]

That's hilarious! I'm still laughing after reading what you wrote. You (still) make me smile, Senorita :)

mermaidprincesa said... [Reply to comment]

I actually like it, but I like anything Christmas.

Those picks are adorable though! for a second I wondered if you put real Christmas lights in the lunch. lol

Sweet Virginia said... [Reply to comment]

I think the cheese ornaments are cute! The one on the left reminds me of a blown-glass ball I have hanging in my office window.

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

I don't think it's a disaster! It's cute. :) I have the same light picks!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Not a disaster - and I agree with Sweet Virginia that the cheese ornaments are cute :-) Though I understand your feeling of having a theme/concept and then just having that sense of "what??" in the end. The lunch itself looks quite tasty!

Randi said... [Reply to comment]

I think you're too hard on yourself - I thought it was really cute!

Janni said... [Reply to comment]

I think this looks amazing! And kids don't even notice. Anything festive is fun!

Kristine said... [Reply to comment]

Not a disaster! I love it. And I am sure your daughter loved it and that is all that matters.

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