February 13, 2012 by admin
Today I got a little overly-crafty. I thought we’d make a little tray of bento cucumber “Frogs in Love” for a playdate today as the Bean adores frogs. But it got to be a little much. I got as far as cutting out the frog shapes and cheese eyes and then realized I still needed to cut out olive eyeballs and mouths…..do kids really like olives anyways? I wasn’t sure. So I called it a day and served them as is with little orange cheese hearts for the “love” part.
At least it’s better than my first attempt.
We also tried a recipe from a blog I love (Lajollamom.com) for making your own conversation hearts.
These were brilliantly easy.*
The boys loved rolling them out and making the heart shapes.
They would also make great cake decorations. Or individual cupcake/place holders.
For me for breakfast? Yes, please!
* for most people. We managed to dump a fair amount of icing sugar on the floor. And I think the boys inhaled enough icing sugar in the air that they were off the wall for the rest of the afternoon. Sorry witnesses. Next time I will just make the dough myself and let them do the the rolling and cutting part. I can see us making this recipe again.