Tuesday, September 7, 2010

First day of School

So, the first day of school went off with no problems.  I got the Bentos finished last night, and was worried about if the kids had enough food in them.  I only sent the bento boxes, and a container of milk.  Last year they had wraps in one container, dessert in another, and veggies in a third, so this was a little weird, not to pack their lunchpails full with containers.  But, all in all, it went well.  So, here's the Bentos!
Bento #1 was for my son.  His "monster sandwich".  Bologne and cheese on flax bread.  Black Olive eyes, and cheese centers.  Grapes and Grape Tomatoes.   Second box had a Clementine, Babybel cheese, pepperettes, mini brownie with a chocolate car treat, strawberry and cucumbers.  A Fruit-to-go was a nice little divider.  My son said that the sandwich was too big, so tomorrow we may make it a little smaller, and see where we can go from there.

Bento #2 is our nice smiley guy in a Lock & Lock!  Eyes are Bologne and Cheese sandwiches with cheese, bologne and black olive eyes.  Babybell nose, and underneath is a mini chocolate brownie.  Grape tomatoes, strawberries, clementine slices, and mini cucumber strips.  I also snuck in a chocolate car after the photo was taken.  My daughter had no complaints except she would rather applesauce instead of the clementines.  No problem!
Yay!  Success!!

I also broke down today and ordered some bento boxes from fitjpstore.com out of Texas.  They don't ship to Canada, but I have my mother-in-law coming up shortly.  Hopefully it ships in time, and I can get her to bring it up!  There were some really inexpensive bentos there.  I know that they may not work well, but at least I we get to give it a try with the inexpensive ones, and then buy really nice ones when we know what I we want.  Okay, I guess that's it for now.  I have to go make the bentos for tomorrow.  I get to make 5 of them!  Whew!  Good thing we have leftovers! :)  Yay... meatballs!  (3 kids, 2 adults).... Night!

Edit:  This entry was added at: What's for Lunch Wednesday over at Bentolunch 


  1. Cute bento!!!
    Love how the eyes popping up!

  2. How fun! I'm so glad you joined the link up, I love seeing everyone's ideas.

    I'm Canadian as well, grew up in a little town in southern Ontario, but moved to Dallas for grad school, married my husband and stayed. We still think about heading north again, to be closer to my family. :o)