The Week in Bentos: August 26-29, 2008

by Wendy Copley on August 29, 2008

This week was a bit strange for us, so I did my best to keep Wyatt’s lunches simple. Tuesday was his first day back at preschool after a two week break and it was also the day our new baby was due. Not knowing exactly when I would go into labor, I tried to make Wyatt’s lunch in advance each night so his aunt and uncle wouldn’t have to worry about it if they got a call to come over in the middle of the night.

Preschooler Bento #58: August 26, 2008

Since Tuesday was Wyatt’s first day back at preschool after his time off, so I decided to keep his lunch pretty simple and full of his favorites. There were blueberries, of course, chicken-apple-gouda sausage with catsup for dipping and half of a hamburger bun.

Preschooler Bento #59: August 27, 2008

Wednesday, Wyatt really, really wanted me to send broccoli in his thermous so he could run fast and jump high at preschool. He had actually asked for it on Tuesday too, but we were out! Needless to say, when your 3-year-old is begging you to put broccoli in his lunch, you make a trip to the store to get some. The rest of the lunch consisted of: farmer’s market strawberries and raspberries, low-fat salami and saltines. I put the berries and salami together the night before, then added the saltines and heated the broccoli up in the morning. By the way, he only ate about half the broccoli. I still count that as a success.

Preschooler Bento #60: August 8, 2008

Thursday I basically sent the same lunch as the one Wyatt took to school on Tuesday. More blueberries (frozen when I put them in the box) with a strawberry for color, chicken-apple-gouda sausage and a hot dog bun.

Preschooler Bento #61: August 9, 008

Friday’s lunch was also a repeat: Strawberries and blueberries, pretzel thins and salami.

No baby yet! But he should be here by the end of next week.

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  • I just adore your BENTOS! My Lily is going to Kindergdn. this week and I would love to start sending her to school with pretty lunches…
    any tip on where to buy the boxes?
    THANK YOU AND HANG IN THERE!

  • I just adore your BENTOS! My Lily is going to Kindergdn. this week and I would love to start sending her to school with pretty lunches…
    any tip on where to buy the boxes?
    THANK YOU AND HANG IN THERE!

  • How are things going?????

  • How are things going?????

  • ann

    so happy to find your blog – my daughter who’s in 3rd grade would love to get lunches like these… my question is when do you prepare the boxes? do you fix them at night and then refrigerate? thanks very much.

  • ann

    so happy to find your blog – my daughter who’s in 3rd grade would love to get lunches like these… my question is when do you prepare the boxes? do you fix them at night and then refrigerate? thanks very much.

  • Rose

    Hi Wendy
    congratulations – on your new baby! don’t worry before long you’ll remember it all – we always forget how it isand that’s why we keep on having more children, right?
    When you have the chance I really need your advise – I absolutely LOVE the way you set up these adorable bento boxes! I have a son in elementary, a daughter in preschool and a 5 month-old baby… the two “grown ups” need for school lunch and two snacks (they arrive home around 4.30pm each day). I have been trying to imitate your bentos but it just isn’t coming out like anything at all… in addition, my son is a picky eater (no veg, only banana and apple ect.), we’re stationed in eastern Europe now so a lot of stuff aren’t available…
    any advise? (when, how ect…)
    THANKS! and good luck with your new addition!

  • Rose

    Hi Wendy
    congratulations – on your new baby! don’t worry before long you’ll remember it all – we always forget how it isand that’s why we keep on having more children, right?
    When you have the chance I really need your advise – I absolutely LOVE the way you set up these adorable bento boxes! I have a son in elementary, a daughter in preschool and a 5 month-old baby… the two “grown ups” need for school lunch and two snacks (they arrive home around 4.30pm each day). I have been trying to imitate your bentos but it just isn’t coming out like anything at all… in addition, my son is a picky eater (no veg, only banana and apple ect.), we’re stationed in eastern Europe now so a lot of stuff aren’t available…
    any advise? (when, how ect…)
    THANKS! and good luck with your new addition!

  • Jodi

    I LOVE all your lunch ideas. I sure wish we had a Ichiban Kan store close to me. I live in Canada and I don’t think that store is even in this country! Everytime I try to order something online it is out of stock 🙁

  • Jodi

    I LOVE all your lunch ideas. I sure wish we had a Ichiban Kan store close to me. I live in Canada and I don’t think that store is even in this country! Everytime I try to order something online it is out of stock 🙁

  • Karol

    You absolutely rock!!! I have a Bentos box that I ordered when Rachel Ray featured it in her magazine. But it never ever looked any where like yours. Your children are super blessed to have such devoted parents (and how impressive that your husband did such a good job!!) Congratulations on your beautiful new baby.

  • Karol

    You absolutely rock!!! I have a Bentos box that I ordered when Rachel Ray featured it in her magazine. But it never ever looked any where like yours. Your children are super blessed to have such devoted parents (and how impressive that your husband did such a good job!!) Congratulations on your beautiful new baby.

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