Ellie's bento from Wednesday. She didn't touch the wrap, other than to pick the cheese out of it, but other than that she was pretty happy with it!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
In anticipation of a busy week, I have been making a few bentos ahead of time. Nothing too fancy, just stuff that can easily be stored in a bento in the fridge until it gets eaten. It's like I have my own little bento factory!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
We were in a hurry, but I told Eliana she could have a bento for lunch, so I grabbed my supplies and whipped together the fastest bento ever! Leftover pasta and balsamic vinegar, clementine, craisins, and trail mix cubes. Easy peasy, then we ran out the door!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I am excited about these little bento straps! I've been looking for cute ones and can't find many, so I'm making them! I've made quite a little stockpile and started an etsy shop for them... now I just have to find time to get some good pictures and post 'em up there!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
I love them! They're too big to fit INTO the bento boxes, but they make a nice side kick and are the perfect size for filling with snacks!
(most recently they held grapes...)
Friday, March 5, 2010
They had to be simple and quick, so the girls got heart pasta, bananas (with smiles =D), chicken, and black olive / green pea eyes! They also got some new containers full of grapes, but I'm going to make you wait for the post on those. I love them!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I'm also considering trying to get a group of people together to place an order from Daiso. You have to order wholesale, so they come in boxes of 10 items. I don't know if we could get 10 people together, but I'd love to try!
I also had a little vision of opening a little bento shop where people could purchase supplies locally, but that's just a pipe dream. =D Still, it would be cool! And cute! And we could give lessons. Tee hee!
DANG! I just (for fun) entered a bunch of stuff into Daiso to see how much it would cost for shipping and all of that... Turns out if we could get 10 people together who wanted bento supplies, I could put together a COMPLETE bento starter kit for $25 a person, including shipping. It would include... 5 bento boxes (one for each day of the week, or a couple for kids and a couple for mom), a fork with holder, 2 sets of cute food picks, 2 sets of baran food dividers (grass and veggies), 2 straps, 4 silicone butterfly cups, and 2 boiled egg molds.
Bentos make me giddy.
Soooo.... anyone interested in going in on a bento order??
Friday, February 26, 2010
Ellie's lunch bento. We made some green pancakes (with food marker smiley faces and designs!) so she got 3 of those, a little container of syrup, clementine slices, applesauce, corn, and jello squares. She ate all of it but a few kernels of corn. Success!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Since it's still LOVE month, I made Eliana some heart Jello jigglers. She's been having fun with them, and one morning I gave her a couple as a snack, made into a butterfly. Easy peasy, and cute to boot, all I had to do was draw some swirlies onto the hearts using food markers and, voila!, a butterfly with pretzel body! She loved it.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
It's better than drive-through chicken nuggets, but it's a little plain if you ask me! I actually made 2 of these, though, one for Eliana and one for her little friend Josie since I was taking both girls with me. They thought they were fun, even if I thought they were plain!
Cheese / tortilla wraps, yogurt with sprinkles, carrots, and Ritz crackers.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
I'm sort of embarrassed to post this bento, given its total lack of vegetable and overabundance of sugar, but it's just so cute for Valentine's Day! =D Heart pasta, Heart Peeps, and a clementine!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
It has been snowing like crazy last night and today, so I thought this was a fitting bento for a snowy day! She is heading to a friend's over lunch, so I packed her a little something to eat while there.
- Chicken Salad (with a cheese snowman face =D)
- Olive slices
- Cheese snowflake stars
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
... but this was mine today. I needed to pack lunch so we could eat while snowshoeing, and I figured this was a good way to do it! Apples, kiwi, bananas, peas, and chicken salad. yum!