My favorite bento box treat… Octopus hot dogs! Hot dog octopuses create the most clever sea-themed lunch! Of course, I had to include goldfish with the octopuses. Edamame steamed with a little sea salt gives your kids healthy options in their lunches. My children love edamame, and I’ll bet yours would too!
Before diving into this project let’s break it down. Brie is a type of soft cheese and en croute simply means wrapped in pastry. The phonetic pronunciation is bree on kroot. A brie en croute consists of a round of brie cheese, topped with jam, and then wrapped in puff pastry. Place all of these components in the oven. The brie cheese gets soft and melty and the pastry gets brown and crispy… Yum! Making a brie en croute is such a fun way to personalize your food for a party. Since we had an UP party, we wanted to make this Brie En Croute with the UP letters. The possibilities for letters and symbols are endless!
What is impressive about this menu is that everything tastes wonderful at room temperature; you don’t have to worry about serving things piping hot on the table or at your picnic. You can make a great deal of this menu ahead of time and assemble the sandwiches the morning of your event.