This post is part of a Bento Bloggers & Friends Blog Hop, we’re hoppin’ through a Winter Wonderlunch this morning. If you’ve just come over from Eclectic Lamb, Welcome! Please, click on the super cute Penguin Button at the bottom to continue over to Biting the Hand That Feeds You.
Baby, it’s cold outside! And, it’s a Winter Wonderlunch in Scout’s PlanetBox Rover. Friday’s mean chocolate sandwiches, so Frosty’s chilly landscape is sporting Trader Joe’s (TJ’s) Cocoa-Almond Spread on Alpine Valley Organic Multigrain Bread with Omega-3 (from our Bountiful Baskets Co-op)..,all on a bed of organic Romaine. The nose and blossom are cut from an organic Rainbow Carrot, and that’s two little Trader Joe’s Chocolate Sunflower Seed Drops that make up Frosty’s button eyes…not coal.That’s a trio of Honeydew snowflakes falling on the homemade popcorn (TJ’s coconut oil, organic popcorn kernels, sea salt, and Kerry Gold Grass Fed Butter). And, snowy clusters of cauliflower, star-shaped slices of organic Persian cucumbers, and TJ’s Spanish Manzanilla Olives add a healthy snap. A single little Trader Joe’s Mini Dark Chocolate Mint Star cookie brings this wintry mix to a sweet finish.
The snowflakes and the tree were cut with William-Sonoma’s new Holiday Pie Crust Cutters. I’m having no luck finding the snowman cutter, if I happen upon it I’ll come back and add the link for you.
Do y’all love the old holiday specials as much as we do? It just doesn’t seem like Christmas without Frosty, Rudolph, and the Peanuts gang. I usually depend on them to set the mood for the Holidays. But, this year, Mother Nature has stepped in and given us lower than normal temps to help get us in the Christmas spirit. Hello, overnight lows of 19 degrees? Yikes! We’ve had lots of cocoa this year…lots and lots of cocoa. And, I can highly recommend those sweet little Mini Dark Chocolate Mint Stars (like the one it today’s lunch) as the perfect finishing touch on a cup of hot chocolate. I like to balance one on the top of a mound of whipped cream in Scout’s mug for an extra sweet touch.
Don’t forget that the fun doesn’t stop here! Hop on over and see what winter fun “Biting the Hand That Feeds You” has in store for you. And, y’all stay warm out there!
Not pictured is Scout’s PlanetBox fork, her cloth napkin, peppermint EO hand sanitizer and an insulated Klean Kanteen of ice water. I use two different ice packs to keep Scout’s lunch at a safe temperature (though it’s not nearly as difficult to do that right now). A sheet of Cryopak Flexible Ice Pack for Lunch Boxes went underneath her lunch, and a PlanetBox Cold Kit travels in the mesh pocket of the case. And, everything…and, I mean everything, gets labeled with one of Scout’s Mabel’s Labels.