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Love Food!

Valentine Bento

I know I never post food anymore, but when the theme is love and I have so much of that in my heart for my girl, how can I not? The pita pizzas were cuter in my head. I cut a cheese heart and then baked them in the toaster oven.  Broccoli (her favorite veggie) with cheese letters and an apple heart. Apple slices. My famous (not really) quinoa salad, minus the obscene amount of jalapenos I usually put in. I freaking love that quinoa salad, especially when eaten like a salsa with some white corn chips! And, last, though you can’t see it, hidden in the silverware part of the box is 2 squares of TJ’s pound plus Belgian milk chocolate. Oh yeah.

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One of the 41 valentine cards made for her class. The idea was that she would make them and I would help, but it really worked out that I made 90% of them… I end up having to print so much music for my orchestra that sheet music is our scrap paper, could that be any more adorable in a heart shape? It’s at least better than some mass produced Skull Girls (or whatever that crap is) right?

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A slightly sad and mishapen heart shaped banana pancake for breakfast!

I’m really-super-duper-over-the-top-excited to show you the present I had for her this morning, but we had to rush her off to school before I could take a picture of it. It’s ok, it’s so awesome it will get it’s own post. AWESOME. I’ve been dying to give it to her for a couple weeks! Oh man, I love that present.

So aside from the wonderful-ness that is my 8-year old valentine, I am officially grinching up this stupid holiday. Bah Humbug to you and you’re pressure and disappointment and also.. BITE ME! Ok, I need to get on my bike and ride, it’s going to hit 92F here today and I don’t want to be out in that.

Have a wonderful Valentines Day (you didn’t hear that from my, you know my official position)!

Valentines Bento (and a dinosaur)

Tomorrow is the big day to show your loved ones that you care with heart shaped things! To get warmed up I made a few heart themed bentos’ last week.

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Ginger muffins from Jason’s Deli, baby apple, PB+J with a heart cut out, and pineapple slices.

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Heart shaped PB+J, edamame, cinnamon toast squares, and pineapple. I forgot to put the lid on the pineapple and the juices have made the case smell like pineapple wine, despite 2 hand washing attempts. I also sprayed vinegar on it because I was too lazy to soak it, no go.

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Cheesy stegosaurus is resting on a soft ww pb+j sandwich (the lazy herbivore), mandarin oranges, mac and cheese with edamame, and a beautiful peach.

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