The Week in Bentos: November 4-7, 2008

by Wendy Copley on November 7, 2008

Here are the lunch boxes I sent to preschool this week:

Preschooler Bento #98: November 4, 2008

Tuesday, I sent applesauce with sprinkles, salami, two home made pumpkin mini muffins and a little chunk of cheddar cheese.

Preschooler Bento #99: November 5, 2008

Wednesday, I gave Wyatt turkey meatballs, catsup (in the monkey) peas and some grapes.

Preschooler Bento #100: November 6, 2008

Thursday, I sent leftover rice molded into a fish shape with an egg mold (Wyatt doesn’t eat eggs, so I have to use these for something). I added some details with catsup. He also got home made turkey meatballs leftover from dinner the night before. He wouldn’t touch these with a 10 foot pole because I told him they were “special”.  He said he wanted the regular, frozen kind from Trader Joes. Sigh. He also got blueberries.

Preschooler Bento #101: November 7, 2008

Friday, I sent leftover spaghetti with meat sauce in the thermos.

Preschooler Bento #101: November 7, 2008

I supplemented with these cute strawberry mice and a pumpkin mini muffin.

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  • long time reader delurking here. all of this is so cute that i just don’t even know what to do with myself. i have a 2 year old who goes to mom’s morning out twice a week, and i send him with a snack. as far as i’ve gotten so far is to throw the half banana and the chex mix in the tupperware a little less messily than i normally would, but i’ll give you all the credit for that.

    anyway, i wanted to tell you that ever since your japanese dollar store find, i’ve been on the look-out for bento stuff wherever i go, just in case. i live in the atl area, so not a lot of luck with the japanese dollar store yet, but i did find some bento boxes at some other non-asian dollar store. it’s a little too big for my baby’s purposes at the moment, but next time there is a bento-worthy occasion, i’m all over it.

  • long time reader delurking here. all of this is so cute that i just don’t even know what to do with myself. i have a 2 year old who goes to mom’s morning out twice a week, and i send him with a snack. as far as i’ve gotten so far is to throw the half banana and the chex mix in the tupperware a little less messily than i normally would, but i’ll give you all the credit for that.

    anyway, i wanted to tell you that ever since your japanese dollar store find, i’ve been on the look-out for bento stuff wherever i go, just in case. i live in the atl area, so not a lot of luck with the japanese dollar store yet, but i did find some bento boxes at some other non-asian dollar store. it’s a little too big for my baby’s purposes at the moment, but next time there is a bento-worthy occasion, i’m all over it.

  • Karol

    I love my bento beauties that I got in from Ichabancan’s. Can not say enough about how cute they are. When I first was told by my sweet baby sister about your pictures, I had to be inventive. After all, I live on the outskirts of the Mississippi Delta. However, I found pencil boxes with snap lids on the clearance aisle. Dollar Tree has several shapes of silicone containers. I bought the flexible cutting board sheets and cut my dividers. This all worked really well until my order of bento stuff came in. I even found little picks with hearts at Dollar Tree. Now, I am a compulsive Bento shopper. I look everywhere, Big Lots, WalMart, Target, Hobby Lobby….everywhere!! But you, my dear are still the Queen of Cute Stuff and I check you out daily to see what you have done. Your son is blessed to have a mother that puts such time and effort into his lunches. And I love that you not only listen to his requests, but honor them.

  • Karol

    I love my bento beauties that I got in from Ichabancan’s. Can not say enough about how cute they are. When I first was told by my sweet baby sister about your pictures, I had to be inventive. After all, I live on the outskirts of the Mississippi Delta. However, I found pencil boxes with snap lids on the clearance aisle. Dollar Tree has several shapes of silicone containers. I bought the flexible cutting board sheets and cut my dividers. This all worked really well until my order of bento stuff came in. I even found little picks with hearts at Dollar Tree. Now, I am a compulsive Bento shopper. I look everywhere, Big Lots, WalMart, Target, Hobby Lobby….everywhere!! But you, my dear are still the Queen of Cute Stuff and I check you out daily to see what you have done. Your son is blessed to have a mother that puts such time and effort into his lunches. And I love that you not only listen to his requests, but honor them.

  • tammy g

    I’ve been reading your blog not since July in preparation of my son going off to kindergarten. We too have another little one in the house. Love your great ideas. I will try sprinkles next. I try to reward him the following day, if he’s at least tried all the food items that were packed. His fav treat is a marshmellow. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • tammy g

    I’ve been reading your blog not since July in preparation of my son going off to kindergarten. We too have another little one in the house. Love your great ideas. I will try sprinkles next. I try to reward him the following day, if he’s at least tried all the food items that were packed. His fav treat is a marshmellow. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Love the sprinkles!! What a great idea.

  • Love the sprinkles!! What a great idea.

  • Your blog is so much fun and very inspiring! I love the idea of using cupcake liners to hold the applesauce (as well as the sprinkles!). I usually do this with those tiny, clear plastic cups with tops–the type that salsa is packaged in when you get take out. Although I get them from Smart & Final, they do get expensive when using them in multiples on a daily basis…but I digress ; – ).
    LOVE your site….LOVE your baby pics & vids….THANK YOU so much for sharing with us.
    Warmly,
    Tracey

  • Your blog is so much fun and very inspiring! I love the idea of using cupcake liners to hold the applesauce (as well as the sprinkles!). I usually do this with those tiny, clear plastic cups with tops–the type that salsa is packaged in when you get take out. Although I get them from Smart & Final, they do get expensive when using them in multiples on a daily basis…but I digress ; – ).
    LOVE your site….LOVE your baby pics & vids….THANK YOU so much for sharing with us.
    Warmly,
    Tracey

  • Lisa

    Hi !
    I love your blog! I have always thought bentos were cute and i was searching for them and found your site. I was wondering do you have tips for sending bentos for a 12 year old girl and a 15 year old boy?
    Meals?
    Products?
    I make my 3 year old bentos and they are so easy please help me with my teenage children!

  • Lisa

    Hi !
    I love your blog! I have always thought bentos were cute and i was searching for them and found your site. I was wondering do you have tips for sending bentos for a 12 year old girl and a 15 year old boy?
    Meals?
    Products?
    I make my 3 year old bentos and they are so easy please help me with my teenage children!

  • Your strawberries are adorable!!

  • Your strawberries are adorable!!

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