feeling a little square

While I was on my ten minute break at work today, I sat there, guzzling a coffee and scrolling through Facebook when I came across a lunch by my friend Biting the Hand that Feeds You's DIY Starbucks bistro box post.  (Click that string of text to see what she was up to.) Quite often I have found recipes and inspiration for lunches through the website MOMables.com. There is a constant flow of menu ideas, recipes and tips from them and I've loved being able to be a member.  Check it out sometime.

It's such a simple thing to do...and while I work at Starbucks and have for a long time, and your purchase of said bistro boxes supports my 401k and stocks, you can make your own for way less than $5-6. So save your money and get packing. If you really have to have the Starbucks ones, check out my post on making the most of your Starbucks Rewards.  

The one I've made for today is a variation on the bistro box or could even be considered a DIY Lunchables. If you don't have any silicone cupcake liners, you could always use parchment papers to separate or even paper cupcake liners do the job well...and if you don't have an EasyLunchboxes container yet...stop reading and go buy some (HERE) now. 

This lunch contains a hard boiled egg (molded into a square using this awesome tool), hard salami rolled up, Laurel Hill Peace Pretzels bought at Whole Foods, colby jack cheese sliced off a huge block of cheese from Costco, grapes, carrot wedges cut with the slicer side of a cheese grater, and some ranch dressing made with the Hidden Valley packets. 

Using an egg mold is quite simple...boil eggs, peel while still hot being careful not to burn your fingerprints off like my friend Beth did last week, stick in mold then refrigerate until cold all the way through. Remove from your mold and POOF! Adorably awesome eggs. 

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  1. Liezl @ LovePeaceBentoOctober 7, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Ok at first I thought it said Lauren Hill (as in the Fugees & I was like cool!)! I had to refocus my eyes - LOL! How did you make your square egg? Would love to throw that trick into our box =)

    1. I used an egg cube press...it's in the affiliates and I updated the post to include that bit a little more clearly :) I love that thing! They look even better when they're sliced. Thanks for the comment !

  2. Sarah Paterson-FarrandOctober 9, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Yum!! Love it!


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