Tuesday, December 7, 2010

PlanetBox lunch - snowman sammy

I actually hate the slang/nickname/abbreviation of "sammy" for sandwich, but it just seemed to fit here. Forgive me. ;-)

PlanetBox snowman lunch

In this wintry themed lunch we have:
- snowman sandwich
- Goldfish holiday mix
- cucumber pine trees
- clementine orange pieces and Honeycrisp apple chunks
- dry roasted edamame (because the snowman already had enough treats on it!)

To say Paige was thrilled with her snowman would be an understatement. :)
PlanetBox Snowman Sandwich

The "body" of the snowman was made with just a plain little circle cookie cutter. I had planned to use an actual snowman shaped cutter, but I couldn't find it! The face is made with icing eyes, a candy corn (I looked through the bag to find one missing the white tip!), and a fruit leather smile. The buttons on the snowman are from a candy bracelet and the scarf is a strip of sour candy. I tried to fringe the ends, but I don't think you can really tell. All this candy is leftover from Halloween. I don't toss it out until after we are done decorating our gingerbread house(s) and gingerbread men. So that scarf candy was a bit on the stale side and not very pliable. It didn't want to lay down flat, so I stuck a little bow bento pick in it to hold it down. The hat is from the same pack of winter hat cupcake picks I used on the snowman egg fellow (purchased from an online baking supply store), I just stuck it into the middle of the sandwich. The rest of the candy pieces are "glued" on with tiny dabs of peanut butter. :) Oh! I almost forgot - the stick arms are almond-chocolate Pocky! Yum!

This lunch is packed in a PlanetBox. I hear they are having a sale on the green lunchbag sets and just added some new magnet designs. Cool beans! Will there be any shiny PlanetBoxes under the Christmas tree this year? Or bento picks and other bento goodness filling Christmas stockings? :)
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Wendy said... [Reply to comment]

SUPER cute, Melissa!

EP said... [Reply to comment]

Very cute!

Do you roast your own edamame? Or do you buy it like that?

Sarah said... [Reply to comment]

That is extra cute!!!

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks, gals! :)

EP, I buy it. I can't remember where I got it from - Trader Joe's or Whole Foods, I imagine. Maybe World Market?

Mindy said... [Reply to comment]

Love it!

slovakiasteph said... [Reply to comment]

Kawaii! Almost the first thing I noticed was that there was fringe on the scarf. ;)

mermaidprincesa said... [Reply to comment]

So very cute! I love the hat picks!

mermaidprincesa said... [Reply to comment]

So cute I love the hat picks!

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

That is the cutest sammy :) I have ever seen!!!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Adorable! And I can completely see the fringed edges. No wonder she was so thrilled to find that in her lunch - Who wouldn't? :-)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your posts, Melissa! Today's is especially cute!

Caren said... [Reply to comment]

Ok, that snowman is about the cutest thing EVER!! The scarf makes it. I love the hat picks too. Where did you find them?

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Caren, I bought the hat picks from bakeitpretty.com :)

Thanks for the nice words, everyone! :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Melissa, it's so nice knowing others enjoy food presentation for their children as much as I do. It's wonderful to read your blog and the comments from others too. I am a Bento fan, and can better indulge my appreciation for it with your blog and your links. Thank you!

I am wondering if the Holiday Goldfish Mix is available in stores? I just Googled it as you referenced it, but came up with the holiday colors in snack mix recipes.

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

The Goldfish were in a box, in the holiday food section of Target - it looked like a normal box except in the corner is says "holiday shapes inside" or something like that. The goldfish cartoons on the box were wearing santa hats, if that helps! :)

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