This is my favorite week for bentos. However, I've been really bad lately at packing bentos for my kiddos, opting more often for a quick sandwich-and-apple combo, so I'm hoping this week will be a good opportunity to get some bentos back on the go.
Last week, I made this spooky lunch.
They had ghost sandwiches with cucumber skin eyes surrounded by raisins ("dead flies"), cucumber slices (not very creative or spooky, I know, but they're green...), a half-banana ghost, "creepy carrots" and monster strawberries, which didn't end up looking like I wanted them too. I had cut them into zigzag shapes, thinking they'd look kinda scary, but instead they just looked... pathetic. We made funny-face brownies at the weekend, so they each got one of those and some white chocolate skull-and-crossbones made in my silicone mold. Finally, I added a jack-o-lantern clementine for an additional piece of healthy fruit and Halloween fun.
I've got white chocolate ghosts solidifying in the fridge right now for tomorrow morning. I also have, like, no lunchy food in the house, so it'll be interesting to see what their lunches will look like in the morning. Ghost sandwiches are always easy, but as for the rest... can I somehow make Goldfish and string cheese look scary?