I based my holiday hop lunch on the Gingerbread Girl book by Lisa Campbell Ernst.
Little Z loves this book, since there's rhyming. Plus it has a girl in it. She used to have us change names and genders as we read to make every book about a girl! But "Run, run, fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread Girl" doesn't quite have the same ring to it...Bento Bloggers and Friends Facebook page to get started on Week 2 and Week 3's hops, the next two Thursdays!
Check out what Deb at iPackLunch is doing in the meantime, and keep clicking to hop around in the full loop! It's a nice reasonably sized one, so shouldn't take too long! Or stick around here a bit, and read more about my lunch!
Gingerbread Girl Bento
|PB-chocolate almond butter sandwich, gummy worm hair, cheese, |
white-chocolate-dipped gingerbread cookies, grapes, carrots and broccoli
I'll Run and I'll Run With A Leap And A Twirl...: I used a mini person cutter on some Colby Jack cheese and a hugemongous carrot from my CSA share to make gingerbread people.
The silicone muffin cups were used to separate the foods, but also add color. The gingerbread man pick in with the veggies was added for fun, but the two Gingerbread Man head picks in with the grapes were to skewer them! Those picks actually came from a seasonal Tic Tac Toe game at Dollar Tree.
You Can't Catch Me, I'm the Gingerbread Girl!: I used a larger gingerbread girl cookie cutter for the body, and sliced up a dye-free gummy worm into thin strips for hair that I placed between the bread. I sliced bits off a dried currant for the eyes, and two natural-color pink jimmies for the lips. Both glued on with peanut butter.
She looked kind of boring, so I spread more peanut butter in a rough dress shape on top, and sprinkled on naturally colored pink sugar.
Please note that my muffin cups are from Glitterville, and they appear to no longer be available. Which is too bad, as they have gorgeous colors!Tools of the Trade