OK, so who thought I wouldn’t be posting a bento box update this week? Huh? Huh? Show of hands…
Yes, I did in fact make Wyatt a bento for preschool every day this week — this week that also happened to be the first week we were home from the hospital with a new baby. If this doesn’t convince you all that bentos are easy to put together, I don’t know what will!
I tried to put as much of each lunch together the night before as I could and then just finish each one up in the morning, but a couple nights I was so tired that I had to do everything in the morning.
Tuesday I sent a chicken apple gouda sausage, catsup, a half banana, mini-blueberry muffin and frozen peas. Everything but the banana was pulled out of the freezer and defrosted in the box over night. And guess what the only thing he ate in this lunch was? The peas. I couldn’t believe it either.
We were completely out of fresh fruit on Wednesday morning, so I had to pull together stuff from the pantry. I filled baking cup with applesauce (a regular applesauce cup won’t fit in our bento boxes), then added frozen strawberries and some baked tofu.
Thursday I sent some noodles with butter, parmesan and garlic in the Thermos. I also sent some grapes, animal crackers and a little rolled up deli turkey.
The baby slept much, much later than Wyatt and me on Friday, so I had a little extra time to make his lunch and I cuted it up a bit. (I also used the time to play with my boy, eat breakfast with him and give him lots of cuddles and kisses — I have my priorities in order!) I sent blueberries, steamed green beans left over from last night’s dinner, and baked tofu strips. I wedged a couple of strawberries in too to give the box some stability. Then I added a teddy bear and a little man cut from fruit leather for cuteness.
Have a good weekend everyone! We are looking forward to having our big boy home from preschool with us.