This Jack O'Sandwich bento was very easy to make. I roasted the brussel sprouts in the oven while I assembled the rest of the bento. In this bento: a ham and cheddar sandwich with a cheddar Jack O'Lantern on top. The pumpkin is decorated with nori (toasted seaweed) face, and a cucumber peel leaf. Tucked into the corner are a few baby carrots and two little cherry tomatoes from Middleton Farms. Also in the bento: two raspberries, a few slices of cucumber (you can see where I took the peel off of the cuke), more cherry tomatoes, and a few roasted brussel sprouts.
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Recipe for Roasted Brussel Sprouts
1 pound small brussel sprouts, trimmed & any brown leaves removed
salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut and X mark in the top of each brussel sprout. Put brussel sprouts in a baking dish and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Roast for about 15 to 17 minutes, stirring the sprouts a few times during roasting time, until sprouts appear browned in areas and are fragrant.
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