Thursday, October 14, 2010

I'll be back... (this is not Arnold...)

Yikes!  Has it really been that long since I posted?  I've recently started the job of my dreams, and it's making other things take a back seat.  I'm still making bentos for my kids, but now it's just a little less... um... cute.  Actually we are heading for a very quick visit to see friends, and I'm hoping to add a little to my bento stash while I'm out.  Try to make the cute factor part of the accessories.  Let's hope I find something good in Toronto!  If not... there is always online shopping - but I'd rather see things in my hands first.  Oh well.  I'll send some new pictures your way next week when I get a chance.
Happy Bento-ing.  Stay tuned for more bentos... soon... I promise!


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pichu for my son, and others

I think I just might have gone crazy now... :)  Well, the other day I was cruising the bento blogs, and spotted this.  She does some beautiful bentos, and I love her site!  Well, Pichu just spoke to me!!!  I had to try him out.  I didn't realize I would try him out right away... but yep, I finally gave it a shot.  I realize now that either I have to start buying cheese slices (yuk), or find a method to slice cheese blocks nicely.  I used to have a nice slicer, but it would make strips that were too small (I think), so I have to be on the lookout now for something else... hmm...

Blue bento
Here's Pichu himself.  Made from cheese as a base, the black is nori, the white eyes is a different cheese, and the red on the cheeks is bits of strawberry.  The rest is my regular bento kind of thing.  Grapes, strawberries, wrap, tomatoes, and a couple of gummy bears in each box, just for fun!  (I found out later that my son doesn't want another one like this, he likes it, but it causes too much of a rukus in the class, and everyone wants to see his lunch - he's embarassed.  Oh well..  poor kid, hard to be 8 - especially when nobody else in the class has a bento)

 These two bentos are all about Pink!  I've used my usual stash (same as blue), but the older girl got a little girl made of cheese, strawberries and nori (eyes).  The youngest girlie got the same ingredients, plus pepperettes, black olives, and cheese flowers.  She loved it!  They both did!

My last bento is mine.  I borrowed hubby's black box, and made myself a salad with lettus, cheese x2, olives and red peppers.  I have included dip for the chicken nuggets, a granola bite, and some kiwi.  Yummy!  I also had a container with a little balsamic vinegar and oil - as a dressing!  *yum*

That's it for me tonight.  I do have to include Tuesday's lunch somewhere, but I'll get to it later (wasn't that exciting).

Edit:  Added to What's for Lunch Wednesday

Monday, October 4, 2010

Week 2 - here I come!

Life last week was a bit hectic.  I've added a second job to my schedule, and basically started with a little less than full time hours while trying to still get the kids onto and off the bus.  We'll see how long this lasts, but for now, I've decided to do blog posts every second day, just to make sure I have time in the evenings even to *make* the bentos!  So, onto bento we go.

My son's bento is first.  We had leftover chicken nuggets on Sunday night because it was my youngest daughter's 3rd birthday.  YAY!  So, I had to bring out the Lock and Lock for my son.  2 bentos, the same... for 2 lunch breaks.  They both have, chicken nuggets with plum sauce for dipping, sweet potato french fires, red mini tomatoes (one is a balloon!), strawberries, cheese stars, cucumbers and a gold coin for that chocolate treat!

My oldest daughter didn't want so much, so I pretty much did the same ingredients, but only a little less.

 The baby (whose 3) wanted the same thing, but no chicken nuggets.. she gets a little picky.  So, we did her normal wrap, with a few animal crackers.  The crackers came back!  Wow, I often wonder how this kid gets by.  But, then again, I added some apple sauce on the side with this meal!
 My lunch was great!  Homemade pizza leftovers, cukes, cheese, granola bites, granola bar for early morning snack, yogurt raisins, then chopped nectarines and strawberries!  YUM!

What's in your lunch?
Still lovin' bentos!