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12 December 2013

Prairie Home Companion Christmas On The Trail

It's blog hop time again!

Today the Bento Bloggers & Friends are holding our second holiday hop of the season (you can see the first one by clicking here). When you're done with my lunch make sure you click on the button at the end and keep on clicking until you end up back here! 

I've been a huge fan of Garrison Keillor and Prairie Home Companion for a long time. It's almost like comfort food for my soul. For work I combined it with actual comfort food for a lunch based on the 2004 sketch Christmas On The Trail. You can listen to it via RealAudio from the Prairie Home Companion site ... or you can just buy the sketch from Amazon since it was included on the Dusty & Lefty: The Lives of Cowboys cd! (<-- affiliate link)

In the sketch Garrison Keillor, as Lefty, sings his own version of "Santa Claus In Coming To Town" to Dusty. The song has everything a cowboy carol should have: broken hearts, physical altercations, yellow snow ... but I stuck with Santa and his horse for the lunch.
Packed in one of my boxes from Laptop Lunches, the lunch has mashed potatoes and chili covering macaroni & cheese with cheese letters, horse and Santa. For the Santa I used my small cowboy cutter and added the hat at the suggestion of my son. (He's a smart little cowboy!) In the upper left I have baby carrots with dip. In the upper right I have white chocolate/milk chocolate Lindt Lindor Truffles.

Now make sure you click on the button to go see what Keith is offering up over at Oh!Bento!


eclecticlamb said...

Awesome lunch! Love all of your details!

Sarah Denton said...

Very fun lunch!

Eileen Shows said...

What a fun lunch, I love your comfort food combination savory and sweet.

Shirley Wong said...

love the details

Ariani, Australia said...

sounds yummy!

Keitha said...

Fun! Your lunches make me smile!!!

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