What I do when the moon is out: Most of a Lunar Landing Bento (and a simple sandwich that is Husband Approved)

Staying home a lot causes me to suffer from an off-kilter sleep pattern. It also allows me to do things employed people usually don’t have as much time to do, like get the home sparkling clean (If I were so disciplined), sew ties onto camisoles, and make my husband’s lunch after he goes to sleep.

I really need employment. As fun as late night crafting and cleaning is, the routine of a real job will cure my late night habits*, make me a healthier person, and contribute to our financial goals. I have been putting in job applications every day. In the mean time, the result of my madness: very cute bento lunches.

To motivate myself to send Hubble with home-prepared food, I like to stay up late on Pinterest (I have a board for this) and seek pictures of cute food, and I make his lunch pretty. It is arguable that I primarily do this to entertain myself. But, at least am serving a greater purpose planning Honey’s lunch than looking at any more unicorns ‘n rainbows birthday party ideas (It is still August and my birthday bash is fully planned! I have been this giddy about National Alison Day since I knew what a birthday was. Pictures and how-to’s coming after this September 29.) Also, he gets major props at work for having such a sweet wife ^_^

The bento:

I used a how-to article from Spoonful.com, Click here to go to tutorial, to make a lunar landing lunch because outer space is cool. I got to do everything except the astronaut because I didn’t have any marshmallows in my pantry that midnight, hence “most of” in the title. I want make it again because the astronaut is the best part.

I used my own very basic sandwich recipe. Honey actually mentioned that he liked the sandwich. I think it was the pepper I put on the mayo.

Hubby got lots of compliments from his coworkers.

Hubby got lots of compliments from his coworkers.

Ingredients:

Romaine lettuce (a bed of lettuce under everything)

Grapes (they look kind of like the night sky to me.)

Colby Jack cheese (stars)

Blue Dum Dum lollipop (american stars; it was the only edible blue thing in the house!)

Red Delicious apple (american stripes)

Carrot sliced like matchsticks (it’s easy to DIY)

Swiss cheese (rounded like a moon, and one rectangular USA flag)

Husband Approved Turkey sandwich:

Rosemary and Olive Oil Foldit artisan flatbreads by Flat Out

Turkey lunch meat

Swiss cheese

Romaine lettuce

Mayonnaisse (spread inside both flat breads)

Ground black pepper (sprinkled on the mayonaisse)

*To any potential employer who has Googled me: I had very good attendance in my past jobs.

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