The Week in Bentos: June 24-27, 2008

by Wendy Copley on June 27, 2008

This was a pretty good week for Wyatt’s preschool bento boxes. For some reason he was in the mood to give new foods a chance and he ate a lot of the things I was sending for the first time.

Preschooler Bento #32: June 24, 2008

Tuesday I sent peaches, dried blueberries, chicken taquitos and a little thing of salsa to dip the taquitos in. I didn’t have high hopes for this lunch because the taquitos are a new-ish food to Wyatt. He’s only eaten them once before and although he liked them he wasn’t particularly enthused about them. But amazingly, his lunch box came home completely empty. Score one for mom!

Preschooler Bento #33: June 25, 2008

I sent taquitos again Wednesday because Wyatt asked for them! I also packed some fantastic bing cherries that Zach had brought home from the farmers market Tuesday night and some buttered alphabet shaped pasta. We’d eaten the pasta the night before with dinner and the novelty of eating pasta shaped like letters was very exciting for Wyatt.

Preschooler Bento #34: June 26, 2008

Our neighbors have given Wyatt sandwiches of lunch meat and catsup on flat bread a couple of times and he’s always really enjoyed them. I decided to give it a try myself using turkey, and havarti cheese. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that they were an abject failure, but he only ate one of the four wedges so they weren’t exactly a success either. I also sent fresh strawberries with a few frozen blueberries for color.

Preschooler Bento #35: June 27, 2008

Friday’s lunch consists of a little container of blueberries and raspberries, turkey roll-ups and some home made zucchini bread. The berries are also from the farmers market and I started worrying that they would go bad before we could eat them all, so I threw them in the freezer the other night. I’m hoping they’ll thaw by lunchtime and also that they won’t be too juicy and messy.

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