Monday, September 7, 2009
teddy bear picnic
The big bear in this lunch is made from homemade rosemary bread. I made a big batch of dinner rolls to freeze, but shaped a few into teddy bears before baking! The recipe I use is from the allrecipes website. If you have ever been to macaroni grill, this is a perfect knock-off to their bread! I make with fresh rosemary instead of dried and like to add a little extra. I also use milk instead of water for a slightly less crunchy crust. I place in the bread machine on the dough setting and then bake in the oven at 375 for 30-35 minutes for loaves, or 25-30 for the rolls. The bear is sitting on top of romaine lettuce and the small container of red is a raspberry vinaigrette for her to spread on her salad.
The ants on a log are a favorite around here, and pretty much the only way my kids do celery. These are filled with humus, topped with raisins and have a few little winnie the pooh animal crackers added for fun.. and more bear friends!
The strawberries have a little container of vanilla yogurt for dipping.
All items are organic, except the raspberry vinaigrette. The label wasn't too bad so we are using it up.