Sunday Supper is all about Back to School and we have you covered for meal planning and ideas. See the list with links and recipes at the bottom of this post.
We homeschool our kids and love the freedom that this brings to our family. We start late because we go further into the summer months. In Maryland many of the local history locations, living farms, and towns host homeschooling functions. We try to catch a few of these so that Isabella can get some "hands on history" to start our new year. This year we will be heading down to Williamsburg, VA to learn about the American Revolution and then to our local Renaissance Festival to learn about this particular time in history.
This is one of the many reasons why I LOVE to homeschool.
Our lunches are a bit different because I don't have to get up early each morning and pack a lunch for my kids but that does not mean we don't have fun when lunch time comes around. We find ourselves going to parks, camping, hiking, site seeing or enjoying our friends. These are all reasons for us to pack fun lunches. Bento Boxes are fun lunches in my opinion.
I love Bento Boxes. This Owl Bento Box is super easy and Isabella gets a real "HOOT" out of opening the sandwich tray. This particular bento box is stacked. I love the variety that is available when selecting a Bento Box. I visit our local H Mart in Catonsville. They have a huge selection of fun inserts (I am using the reusable cupcake holders), little sayings on sticks, cute picks to decorate with and a selection of boxes to choose from.
Pinterest is filled with fun ideas and food suggestions to use in your next Bento Box. This idea of the owl was easy and something my kids could assemble and would want to eat. It took me all of 3-4 minutes to make it. It took me back to when my kids loved Winnie the Pooh. Owl was one of my favorite characters. I think because he loved to learn, loved to read and he lived in a tree house. I want to live in a tree house someday.
Want to know how I did it? See the instructions below and enjoy your next fun Bento Box.
Owl Bento Box
Makes one sandwich
2 slices of lunch meat--any kind
1 slice of cheese--any kind
2 slices of leafy lettuce (wings)
2 slices of bread (body)
cheese or carrots (feet and beak)
6 slices of cucumber (base of eyes)
2 small round carrot slices (eyes)
1 black olive, cut in half (eyes)
extra carrot sticks to hold up the leafy wings
1. Prepare all of your items. Cut the carrot sticks for the feet, the triangle for the beak, the circles for the eyes. Slice the cucumbers and halve the black olive. Tear the lettuce and stack them to create the leafy wings and feathers of your owl.
2. Make your sandwich using the bread, meat and cheese. Using a large circle cookie cutter, cut the body.
3. Assemble your owl using the picture as your guide. Instruct you children or husbands (he he he--oh that would be funny) to add the lettuce to the sandwich when they are ready to eat their owls.
4. Ta-Da--you're done with the owl. Find other healthy snacks to fill the cubbies in your Bento Box. I included fresh blueberries and a trail mix that I make at home.
Are you searching for back to school recipes? Take a look at these by Sunday Supper contributors:
Back to School Beginnings
- Apple Muffins from Meal Diva
- Apple Oat Breakfast Cookies from What Smells So Good?
- Make Ahead Waffle Casserole from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmealfrom The Red Head Baker
- Toast Three Ways from Foxes Love Lemons
- Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Muffins from Killer Bunnies
Back to School Lunches and Simple Suppers
- Baked Eggplant Parmesan from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks
- Berry Nutty Bento from Ninja Baking
- Chicken and Zucchinin Meatballs from Casa de Crews
- Chicken Nuggets from Nosh my Way
- Chicken Schnitzle from Panning the Globe
- Chopped Shrimp Salad with Honey Lime Vinagraitte from The
- Weekend Gourmet
- Clean Eating Lunches Your Kids will Love from Amee’s Savory Dish
- Crispy Chicken Legs from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- DIY Veggie Cup Noodles from Food Lust People Love
- First Day of School Pinwheels from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Grilled Chicken Revamp from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Just for Mom Salad from A Mama, Baby & Shar-pei in the Kitchen
- Owl Bento Box from Simply Gourmet
- Quick and Easy Hot Pastrami Sliders from Webicurean
- Skinny Spinach Mac and Cheese from Take a Bite out of Boca
- Spagetti and Chicken Meatballs from Soni’s Food
- Steak & Cheese Pockets from Momma’s Meals
- Turkey Pinwheels from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Back to School Sips
Back to School Super Snacks
- Apricot Dip from Magnolia Days
- Beef and Veggie Sliders from Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Cinnamon Caramel Apple Energy Balls from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
- Fruishi – Fruit Sushi from Mama Bee Does
- Gluten Free Apple Zucchini Flax Bread from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Home Made Graham Crackers from Curious Cuisiniere
- Nutty Granola from Life Tastes Good
- On the Go Guacamole from Shannon at Country Girl in the Village
- Parmesan Garlic Oven Roasted Chick Peas from Ruffles and Truffles
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola Bars from Pies and Plots
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Popcorn from Simply Healthy Family
- Playground Granola Bars from Noshing with the Nolands
Back to School Sweets and Treats
- Berry Topped Chocolate Silk Tart from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Brown Butter Peanut Butter Crispy Treats from The Texan New Yorker
- Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins from Confessions of a Culinary Diva
- Frozen Yogurt Mud Pies from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Love Note Doodle Bugs from Happy Baking Days
- Open Face (not Faced) PB&J Cookies from Desserts Required
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Paletas from La Cocina de Leslie
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