Monday, February 6, 2012

"Cupcake" lasagna and apple rabbits

Today we have Apple rabbits with marshmallow tail and nose, raisins, blueberries, and a bologna 5. In the second tier we have lasagna "cupcake", chex mix, and a bologna P.

I first came across the apple rabbit in an episode of Cooking with Dog . Be warned if you click the link, you will become addicted! Needless to say, the apple rabbit looked pretty easy. Which really translates into semi easy with the chance of cutting myself because one or more of the minions are running about or pulling on me. A baby gate does no good. My 2 year old is a football player in the making. I am pleased to announce that despite 2 of them fighting over one of over 300 Hot Wheels they have, I did not cut myself and they look about 1/4 as nice as the ones on Cooking With Dog. And yes, they really have that many Hot Wheels. *sighs*

Also I have "cupcake" lasagna in their lunch today. The original recipe was from Emily Bites. I loved the recipe, but I changed it a little bit for the minions. They need all the fatty goodness they can get. The use of wonton wrappers is genius and I have to admit that they taste great the first day and even better the second day. For the minions (ok, only 2 out of 4 since Clark is in school today and Miss Colonel Sanders is only 2 months old) I used hamburger, cottage cheese, Italian seasoning, cheddar cheese, pasta sauce, and the wonton wrappers.

I have discovered that peanut butter makes really nice "glue". I used it to stick the nose and tails onto the apple rabbits today.

I am happy to say that it took a little coaxing but Tyke finally tried the lasagna and loved it. This is the 3rd time he has seen it. Pork on the other hand is more than happy to eat almost anything.


  1. Cooking with Dog?!? I know you warned us but really ...
    Seriously, though, great looking boxes! I have a feeling my John would get along just great with your kids :)

  2. Yep! It's addicting. Recently the woman on it was in an accident and is still in the hospital I believe. :-( Wishing her a speedy recovery.

    The minions all sit here and watch it with me. Clark likes Francis the dog and I think Pork watches it for the food. lol

    Thanks, I try. I am kinda lazy and refuse to spend more than 15-20 minutes on them. I figured more than that would be hazardous to my health. Minions are way to hyper.

    John probably would!

  3. Awesome apple rabbits!! The lunches look delicious and your kids look so happy to have their wonderful bento!

  4. Oooh. I've been wanting to cook those lasagna cups ever since I saw them on Pinterest!
    Great looking lunches, Rose! :)

  5. You should try them Myra. They are super easy to make! Perfect for kids and for portion control for adults. Also it's a lot easier to clean the muffin tin.