Thursday, December 6, 2012

Rudolph Lunch and a Holiday Blog Hop

♫♪Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Had a very shiny nose...♪♫
Lately I've been singing and listening to Christmas music! I just can't help it -- I love this time of year! Because... (as I sing with a smile hehe).... ♫♪It's the most wonderful time of the year! ♪♫ And this year Eliana is really into the music so it makes it even more fun :)

Rudolph here was inspired by these reindeer cookies I found while browsing Pinterest

To make Rudolph you start with a circle cookie cutter.  Our Rudolph is wheat filled with WOWBUTTER (a peanut, tree nut, dairy and gluten free spread) :) 

To make Rudolph's nose I used a mini circle cutter on red bell pepper. His eyes are Enjoy Life Foods mini chocolate chips.  To make the antlers I melted a handful of chocolate chips in a bag and piped out the design by hand. It would be easier and faster to just stick some pretzels on top for the antlers, so we'll do that next time :) We added some cucumber holly leaves surrounding the plate.


We also made Rudolph to go :) Packed in our EasyLunchboxes:
In the main compartment is our cute Rudolph again. Since its all about his red nose, we have them in every compartment! Rudolph had been a wheat/white bread sandwich.  I put the white bread on the bottom (it was the last piece of our loaf.) Surrounding Rudolph are more red noses cut from bell pepper with a mini circle cutter. You can "glue" the pieces down with honey so they stay in place.

In the upper left compartment Eliana had a Red-Nosed cheese ball (babybel cheese)

In the upper right compartment Eliana had cucumber holly leaves on top of cucumber scraps and sliced green bell pepper. The holly berries, aka red noses, are also red bell peppers.

This bento was super simple to make and Eliana asked for more Rudolph lunches! :) I was sick to my stomach yesterday, but today I am feeling much better so she will be getting another Rudolph today too :)


**Today's post is part of a Holiday blog hop! So please click on the image below to see more Holiday Fun Food ideas! Next stop in the hop is my friend Rina of Bento School Lunches!**


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43 comments:

  1. I love the holly accent. Such a clever idea!

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  2. That is SO cute! I just want to eat him up.. literally!

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  3. I love your holly! So beautiful!

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  4. LOVE your reindeer, Michelle. Simple & incredibly cute.

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  5. Great job on all of it. The cucumber is too cute!

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  6. Rudolph is so cute, the round face makes it soooooo adorable.

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  7. Such a cute rudolph sammie. Your lunches are just beautiful! Simple yet SO perfectly styled. They're REALLY gorgeous. And I love the banner photos. Awesome job!

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  8. Super adorable Rudolph, now you get me singing the song!:)

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    1. hahaha my plan worked! Now the song is in everyone's head! ;)

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  9. Such a sweet little Rudolph! I love him and the holly is just perfect!

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  10. not only does your lunch look cute, but your photography is very well done!

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    1. Thank you Kristie!!!! :) I've been trying to improve with what I have! :)

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  11. Soooo cute! You are amazing! The holly and Rudolph are so adorable!

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  12. Gorgeous! Love how clean and crisp it looks!

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  13. Super cute lunch! I LOVE the simplicity of it all!

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  14. Love it! But if you think pretzels are easier, THINK AGAIN! They REFUSE to break in the right spots! I went through 15 or so before I got a workable pair when I tried two years ago!

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    1. Good to know! I was going to try to make one with pretzels too-- thinking it would be faster especially because piping a design takes steady hands!

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  15. Love that it's a modern, simple reindeer that's easy for others to make. And I adore the holly idea too!

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  16. These Christmas themed lunches that you've been making lately are just so, so, so cute! They make me smile :)

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  17. Ooooohh so cute! You got me humming along too!

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    1. Thank you :) It is a catchy song isn't it? hehe

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  18. I love the simple lines of the reindeer sandwich! What a wonderful lunch!

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  19. I'm totally stealin' this one! Too stinkin' cute!

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  20. So adorable! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday - Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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