Corn Dracula Halloween Lunch

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Vampire bento lunch
Year 2, Week 8: Corn Dracula Lunch.  Nothing says "Halloween" like Count Dracula.  Well, thats not exactly true, loads of candy says "Halloween" pretty well also.  While I like to keep my daughter's school lunches pretty healthy I also love a good bag of candy.  Every good parent knows that a child's full bag of candy by day turns into a parent's personal treat stash at night!  It's not stealing, it's getting repaid for all the candy we've bought them over the past year, right?

Until the big night comes, there is lots of fun food to be made.  The ideas in this meal will work well for lunches, parties, or just snacks with friends!  I got the idea for the "Corn Dracula" from a dad blogger friend of mine over at Designer Daddy.  He also makes and sells some fun Halloween designs on t-shirts.  Pick one up HERE.  I made this lunch in an Easy Lunch Boxes container and also used a Lunchbox Love Halloween note.
bbf blog hop
This lunch is also part of a Halloween Lunch Blog Hop today.  The hop is full of some great ideas, just click the button above (after you read my recipe of course) to go to see my friend Shannon's lunch over at bentolunch.net.
bento lunch
Ingredients:
--1 corn on the cob with husks
--1 serving of baby carrots
--1 serving of salami or other meat 
that your child likes
--1 serving of cheddar cheese
--A few pieces of nori
--2 small triangles of mushrooms 
or cream cheese
--1 serving of dried apples
--1 wedge of apple (plus a little PB&J if you want to spread it inside the apple wedge)
--2 almond slivers
--1 serving of Ghost shaped chips (I bought these "Boo Chips" at Whole Foods)
halloween lunchbox note
Directions:
1.  Shuck one ear of corn but save the husks.  Cook corn as desired.  Set corn in container and arrange two leaves around it as shown in picture.
2.  Cut mouth, eyes, and bats our of nori (dried seaweed).  Put eyes and mouth on corn and then put mushroom triangle pieces on for teeth.
3.  Arrange carrots, meat, and cheese around the corn.  Try and use orange and other Fall colors.  Decorate with nori bats.
4.  Stick almond slivers into apple wedge like dracula teeth.  Spread peanut butter in the mouth and use jam for the tongue if desired.  Set dried apples in side container and place apple dracula mouth on top.  Use other dried fruit if you want, but keep to the Fall fruit theme.
5.  In a second side dish place ghost shaped chips.  If you find other shapes you like better feel free to use those instead.
6.  Lastly, I used a Lunchbox Love note.  This was from the holiday series.  It is fun just to throw it in and my daughter really likes the jokes.
holiday bento
I hope you have as much fun looking at the lunches in the blog hop as we did putting them together.  Keep checking back for more Halloween ideas here on Lunchbox Dad and also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.  Remember to look at my review pages for advice on lunch boxes and all sorts of other parenting products.  Have a fun and safe Halloween!

Kids halloween lunch
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52 comments:

  1. Ha ha I think count duckla the vegetarian vampire has turned your corn! Love it

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  2. You know I love every detail of this one!

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  3. Ha! Your dracula is very.. corny. :) Love it!

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  4. It looks frightfully great! Love the corn vampire!

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  5. Your corn dracula just makes me wanna say "I vant to suck your blood! Bwhahahahahahahahah!" Love the spook-factor of the whole lunch and that dracula fangs are just awesome, Beau.

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    1. Thanks, I love that you can do that with apples. My daughter said that she put it in her mouth like they were her fangs, so funny!

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  6. Corny dracula. Brilliant.... and corny. Heehheeee.

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  7. Love the corn vampire and the ghost chips!

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    1. Thanks, the chips actually taste pretty good too

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  8. So cute! Love corn dracula how funny. Great details, love this.

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  9. I love that corn! And the whole thing! Fantastic!

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    1. Fangtastic, you're hilarious Astrid

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  10. This lunch made me smile. Love your whimsical vampire corn and apple.

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  11. Awesome lunch and I love the photo editing on this one!

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  12. Love it! Another great hop! I've still got to try and do the corn...not sure the kids would go for it raw. After seeing all of Bentos on the Bayou's raw corn, I actually tried some myself and while it was delicious, I was wishing it was warm. Love your apple and all your creativity.

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    1. Thanks Erin. I actually steamed this the night before for dinner. It was leftovers and she ate it cold the next day. I thought it was a win because it had no butter or anything on it and she usually will not eat it without at least a little something on it.

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  13. I vant to eat your lunch .. waa haa haa. :)

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  14. What a fun lunch! Love the apple vamp :-)

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    1. Thanks, I thought that was fun too, and it was super easy

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    1. Thanks Dina, I give Designer Daddy the credit though it was his idea!

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  16. OMG, I LOVE your corn Dracula! So cool

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    1. Thanks Ming, but your lunches are incredible!

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  18. Such an awesome lucnh!
    The corn Dracula is great!!

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    1. Thanks Jee Jee, my daughter loved eating the corn too!

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  20. So many great details in this!! Love it! I love that they make season themed food like the chips. =)

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    1. I got those at Whole Foods, they taste great!

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  21. I love the entire lunch from the corn to the chips! You are so creative as always!

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  22. You really captured the spirit of Count Shuckula! And I love the creepy apple and the screaming ghost chips. SO CUTE! :)

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    1. Thanks, your design was my inspiration and people should really check out your blog and all your great designs!

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  23. Ok -- that Corn Dracula is BRILLIANT!!!!!!!! My son would be all over that ... hmmmm.... I may have to borrow your idea this week!

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    1. Rachel, I hope you had fun making it!

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