Wednesday, January 5, 2011

12th day of Christmas: twelve drummers drumming

It's the twelfth day of Christmas! Whoo hoo!

I have to tell you, I had no desire to do this today. None. Nada. Zip. The only idea I had ahead of time was to make chicken drumettes, but that hadn't happened, so.... I had nothing. I stared at an array of empty bento boxes in front of me willing for inspiration to strike. From the living room my bossy three-year-old was yelling "hurry up with my lunch, mama! I'm waiting! Don't forget the applesauce!". The pressure!!

This is what I ended up with.

12th day of Christmas

This twelfth day of Christmas bento lunch consists of:
- peanut butter and jelly sandwich on multigrain bread
- clementine and strawberries
- applesauce
- Wheat Thins Crunch Sticks (for drumsticks!)

12 drummers drumming

The 12 drummers are a motley crew of friendly animal picks. Their instruments are oyster cracker drums.
A couple pieces of grassy barran separate the sandwich from the fruit in the back.

It's packed in an EasyLunchboxes container. :)

Wahooo! I'm so glad to have this behind me. This bento series was fun, but I'm glad it's done! 

This is part 12 of a 12 part bento series on the Twelve Days of Christmas!! :)
See also:
11th day of Christmas: eleven Pipers piping

10th day of Christmas: ten lords a leaping
9th day of Christmas: nine ladies dancing
8th day of Christmas: eight maids a milking
7th day of Christmas: seven swans a swimming
6th day of Christmas: six geese a laying
5th day of Christmas: five golden rings
4th day of Christmas: four calling birds
3rd day of Christmas: three french hens
2nd day of Christmas: two turtle doves
1st day of Christmas: a partridge in a pear tree

Supplies used to make this lunch:

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Megan said... [Reply to comment]

I have enjoyed all 12 days of this!!! Really clever ideas & delicious & cute! Thanks for sharing! I'm tucking the ideas away for when my son is a little older!

Wendy said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely! Congrats on a great series!

Mrs. Ed said... [Reply to comment]

I'm so impressed! This series was really cute.

100 Percent Cottam said... [Reply to comment]

this was super fun! you're awesome.

Cute said... [Reply to comment]

I can tell it was a lot of work, but I sure looked forward to see what you were going to do each day! Great job! Really fun!

EasyLunchboxes (Kelly Lester) said... [Reply to comment]

More days = more cute!!! (Can you do a 13th just for fun?) I don't know how you continue to come up with so many clever and adorable ideas Melissa!

Karen said... [Reply to comment]

fantastic job. I glance at a number of bento websites and yours is BY FAR my fave!! Thanks for taking time to share with all of us!!

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

This was such a fun series. You did such a good job on everything - so creative!

Uniflame said... [Reply to comment]

I have really enjoyed the series! Thank you for great inspiration. I really need more different food picks.

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Mellissa, I've just discovered your blog and I had so much fun! How can you have so many ideas? I'm impressed! Well done!

Jenni Price Illustration said... [Reply to comment]

What a neat idea to have this 12 days of Christmas theme and the drummers are really cute picks!

rObrak said... [Reply to comment]

haha so cute. I love your creativity as well as the fun your enjoying. Honestly, I learned something in your blog. I'm fond of bento and iks craving to make one too. But I don't know how should I start. Lucky, I came in to your blog and I was able to absorbed some of your creativity. ;-) By the way, you might like to try a stainless steel bento tiffin container. A very safe food stacking container that is made from high quality stainless steel. In addition it has 100% BPA free, is durable, eco-friendly, and easy to stack foods in it. Try it, you'll love it for sure. =)

erikaleegonzalez said... [Reply to comment]

Where are you? ;(

erikaleegonzalez said... [Reply to comment]

Where are you?! You're missed!!

Megan said... [Reply to comment]

I have loved this series! Hoping for more inspiration soon! The lunch making marches on with PB&J at our house - waiting/hoping for more cute ideas!

Veronica said... [Reply to comment]

Very lovely! I'll be looking forward to see what you were going to do each day! Great job! Really fun!
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frosty said... [Reply to comment]

I hope everything is ok. I have been missing your posts.

Cowboy Ninjas said... [Reply to comment]

Where have you been, oh inspiration o' mine? Hope all is well :)

Lily's Lunch said... [Reply to comment]

Missing your lunches :( Please come back?? You're the reason I started bentoing in the first place, and you're an incredible inspiration to so many mommas. Hoping to see you come back soon <3


Lauren said... [Reply to comment]

we miss you melissa! hope everything is ok.

Zhana Sandeva said... [Reply to comment]

Hey Melissa, I hope all is well! You are missed!

stargirl said... [Reply to comment]

i am missing your posts and inspiration very much also...i hope everything is ok!

RFR said... [Reply to comment]

Please dont stop blogging! You inspire me!

~The Bargain Babe said... [Reply to comment]

Land sakes that is cute!

LaLa said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Melissa. Checking in often and hoping all is well. Lorie

Jo said... [Reply to comment]

hope everything is okay...i've missed your posts!

myriel said... [Reply to comment]

I miss your posts! I hope everything is fine?

Jo said... [Reply to comment]

i hope everything is okay with you and your family...your fans are worried!
take care ;)

Jessica Stevens said... [Reply to comment]

My son is so fussy I will have to try some of these ideas, it might help. thanks

Clancy Harrison MS, RD, LDN said... [Reply to comment]

I love this! Thanks. I put you on my NEW blog. Healthy Baby Beans (Child Nutrition Tips). My readers will love this too!

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