The Week in Bentos: January 6-9, 2009

by Wendy Copley on January 9, 2009

I want to start off by saying thanks for all the love, my bento friends! I missed you all too. This was a big week for us, because I started back to work. I worked at  home two days and then I was in the office for two days, so I’m not quite in the swing of the new morning routine yet. Because I’m working part time, I won’t need a lunch every day, but I’m probably going to take a snack most days because I’m still nursing the baby and that keeps me constantly hungry. So I’ll be showing some of my lunches here from time to time now as well as continuing to show Wyatt’s meals.

Preschool Bento #119: January 6, 2009

This is the lunch I sent to preschool on Tuesday: frozen peas, mini corn muffins, chicken and gruyere sausage and a clementine.

Preschool Bento #120: January 7, 2008

Wednesday’s preschool lunch had a teddy bear shaped rice ball, salami on picks, a half a banana and clementine wedges.

Preschooler Bento #121: January 8, 2009

Thursday I got a chance to try out the dinosaur bread cutter that Santa brought me. (Thanks Santa!) I used it to cut up a slice of garlic toast. I also sent salami and some blueberries. The blueberries are not something I would normally buy at this time of year because they are neither seasonal nor local, but they were a pretty good price and they looked really yummy so I put some in my cart.

Bento #41: January 8, 2009

Here’s the little snack bento that I took to work with me: clementines, ham roll-ups and a little rice ball. There’s soy sauce in that little chicky sauce bottle there, too.

Preschooler Bento #122: January 9, 2009

Friday, Wyatt’s lunch had cubes of baked tofu, blueberries and clementines and an “Apple Crusher.” The apple crusher was something new I tried from Trader Joe’s. Basically, it just seems to be apple sauce in a tube. I don’t know what I thought these were exactly, but I thought they were something more than that. At $2.99 for a 4-pack I get the idea that I’m mostly paying for wasteful packaging, so even though Wyatt liked these, I won’t be buying them again.

Bento #42: January 9, 2009

I packed a full lunch for myself on Friday. I took blueberries and clementines, pork chili verde and some brown rice to pour the chili over.

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