Thursday, June 3, 2010

Dip 2 ways bento :)

Last night for dinner we had Ikea meatballs in cream sauce w/ roasted potatoes and lingonberries.
I have to ask: Are we the only ones who every so often decide it's time to go to Ikea just to have their meatballs meal?  lol - I know, we're a little strange ;)

When we purchased the frozen meatballs, cream sauce mix and lingonberries, we also purchased a package of giant round cracker things called knackebrod.

So, Rob decided we finally needed to crack into these things and made a seafood dip and an artichoke dip to have with this along with the meatballs etc.
I didn't actually measure it, but I would say it's about 14" across - I think there were 4 or 5 of them in the package (there are 2 left here; I'm not sure how much of it he and Kat ate...)
I found it to be a bit bland and dry for my taste - not quite so much as a water cracker, but closer to that than other crackers - I'm not a fan of water crackers myself; I like flavor and tend to eat flavored triscuits and that sort.

In the top tier we have the dips: artichoke in the bottom left yellow cup and seafood in the red upper right cup.  The cheese and spices were baked on top of the artichoke dip and I added a grape tomato rose to the seafood dip since it looked so plain and white :)
He also has a sliced strawberry and blueberries, baby carrot sticks and bell pepper strips.
I put a bag of some of the knackebrod in his bag for the dips.

In the bottom tier is his salad - only this time it is romaine instead of the spring mix.
For the ham, turkey and cheese this time I used my set of 3 flower cookie cutters in 3 sizes to cut it into shapes.  The bottom, largest flower is ham, the turkey is the next size on top of the ham and the swiss is the smallest in the corners.  I laid the scraps in strips on each end and then sliced a baby carrot and placed them on top of the ham and turkey.

Yesterday he just took leftover baked ziti again and a salad, so I didn't even bother to take a photo.

Happy Bento-ing!


  1. Swedish meatballs and knackebrod (not eaten together though) are our households staple. We eat this at least once a week! The frozen meatballs are so versatile and can be cooked anyway. Don't you just love them!!!

    I usually make dips for potluck events and knackebrod is usually a hot favorite. *Like*

  2. Thanks Bento Pet -- This was our first time buying the meatballs, so we've only done them with the cream sauce and lingonberry like its served there - but that's how Rob wants them - lol
    I will probably buy the knackebrod again - especially if we need to take food somewhere; I think people would get a kick out of it :)

    Thanks Angel :D