Thursday, December 6, 2012

Holiday Ho Ho Hop!


Welcome to Bento Bloggers & Friends Holiday Ho Ho Hop! This is the first of 3 weeks of Holiday hops, so be sure to follow along all month!  There will be different participants each week, so you are sure to see lots of variety, creativity and amazing food art!

I have many Christmas theme bentos planned for this month, so deciding on one to make for this blog hop took some thought.  As many of you know, my little Super Tot has severe food allergies to peanuts and several tree nuts.  Finding safe treats can be a bit of a challenge.  Last year, my sister surprised us with a visit at Christmastime (she lives 1/2 way across the country), and she brought along a special gingerbread cookie for Super Tot.  It was in a little tin with the following Allergen Statement on the back: "Made in a peanut and nut free facility."  He loved the cute little cookie and was so excited that it was safe for him to eat.  We were not able to find more of them last year, but last week on a trip to my local grocery store, I FOUND THEM!!!  I purchased several and Super Tot was thrilled.  

In honor of our favorite holiday treat - and Super Tot's allergies - I decided to make a Gingerbread Man Bento.
What's in the box??
Gingerbread Men - Panko covered Rice w/ Cheese, Nori, Bell Pepper & Cilantro accents
Lettuce Bed, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Carrots, Bell Pepper, Celery
Cheese "Snow-topped" Trees, Apple Stars, Kohlrabi Snowflakes
Smoked Turkey, Mini Candy Cane

Now, click on the button below to go visit Laura at El Lunch de mi Enano.  Then, follow the button at the bottom of her post to the next blog, and so on, until you end up back here!   

42 comments:

  1. The gingerbread men are amazing! I love all the colors too.

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    1. Thank you! This was a very fun bento to make!

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  2. Love your Gingerbread Men! They look so yummy!

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    1. Thanks Michelle! I seasoned the rice and Panko with garlic, so they were quite tasty!

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  3. Adorable gingerbread men! It looks delicious!

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  4. I love your gingerbread men!! Amazing!

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    1. Thank you Kathy. They were fun to make!

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  5. I always love your lunches! These are adorable! :)

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    1. I am incredibly humbled by your comment. Thank you!

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  6. Gingerbread bento is so adorable, and looks yummy too.

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  7. Gorgeous gingerbread men and LOVE all the healthy goodies in the boxes!

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    1. Thank you! It was a lot of fun to make.

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  8. OMG - those Gingerbread men are just amazing and adorable, yet I want to gobble them up! Great job!

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    1. Thank you! I really enjoyed this one!

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  9. Adorable gingerbread men and looks yummy! :)

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  10. Wow. The gingerbread men are impressive.

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    1. Thank you for your comment! They were fun to make.

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  11. OMGosh! The gingerbread men are TDF!!! Absolutely a work of art! Wow! Just wow!!!!

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    1. Thank you! They took longer to make than I had hoped, but I was very happy with how they turned out!

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  12. Very cute. The gingerbread men look yummy.

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  13. awesome job! it all looks so delicious and adorable!

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  14. LOVE your gingerbread men!! Your lunches are beautiful!

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  15. Amazing work! Good job, Momma!

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    1. Thanks Karen. It was a lot of work, but so much fun!

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  16. Wait, what now? How do you make the crumbs stick to the rice? Love it!

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    1. I use a rice cooker for my rice and form the onigiri or shapes as soon as the rice is done - while it's still hot. The rice is sticky, so the Panko bread crumbs stick!

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  17. Love the effect of your gingerbread men!

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  18. Great idea to cover the rice! The gingerbread men are cute.

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  19. I love how colorful this lunch is. Nice watermark!

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  20. Love the gingerbread men - so clever!

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