Monday, March 12, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Bento Blog Hop

FollowTheRainbow

Bento Bloggers & Friends enjoyed the Dr. Seuss hop so much that we are getting together again to do a St. Patrick's Day Bento Lunch Blog Hop. It is Spring Break, so I made a St. Patrick's Day lunch for Boogs and one for me. I used the same book for inspiration for both lunches. "The Luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever!" by Teddy Slater lists most of the symbols of St. Patrick's day in a cheerful rhyme.
My lunch: Chicken bundle (kind of like a pot pie) with a shamrock on top, grapes, Mediterranean Orzo Salad, biscuit shillelagh, yogurt, and a pot of Pirate's Booty gold.

Boogs' lunch: salami & cheese shamrock sandwich, pot of Pirate's Booty gold, and a rainbow of nibbles -  red tomatoes, orange carrots, yellow cheese, green broccoli,  and blueberries. I gave Boogs the yogurt in the top picture.

I know you will want to see more St. Patrick's Day bentos! Be sure to click here to see what Sarah posted on Bentoriffic's blog for the St. Patrick's Day blog hop.

Check out the wonderful sites I link to on my sidebar! If you want to see more book inspired lunches, click on the "lunches" label at the end of this post.

23 comments:

  1. Seriously? The rainbow of nibbles is GENIUS ... and sooooo much healthier than the rainbow of candy I'm giving John. Whoops! (Your lunch is pretty darn cute, too!)

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    1. Thanks! I had a hard time figuring out how I wanted to make a rainbow.

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  2. LOVE it! I always enjoy seeing the books you read too!

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  3. Oh that's fantastic, love how you tied it into your storybooks too!! :)

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    1. Thanks, Boogs would not have it any other way.

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  4. Mhmm, the chicken bundle looks delicious! Great lunches!

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  5. I've never heard of a chicken bundle but it sounds amazing! Cute lunches :)

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    1. I got the recipe from
      http://www.quick-and-easy-dinner.com/chicken-bundles.html
      I did not use sesame seeds but I did add peas, carrots, and poultry seasoning to the chicken mixture. I liked them, but my husband was not a big fan.

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  6. Pirate Booty is a perfect treasure to find at the end of the rainbow!

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    1. My boy certainly thinks it is treasure! :-)

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  7. I LOVE that you did a mama lunch too! And ditto Keeley - you're so clever!

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  8. I love how you tie in a book with your lunch - I bet you had a fun time reading and eating! what a great idea!

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    1. Thanks! My son and I really enjoy our reading time together.

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  9. Great book!! and yummy looking lunches!!!

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  10. Love the nibbler rainbow! And thanks for the recipe link. Those chicken bundles look good, and more importantly, doable!

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  11. Pirate Booty Gold!!! Love that. The orzo salad and biscuit shillelagh look sooooo yummers!

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  12. These are adorable and look delicious!! :D

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