The Week in Bento: February 3-6, 2009

by Wendy Copley on February 10, 2009

Boy howdy — I’m late with this post! I barely managed to get lunches together last week, let alone take pictures of them all. And this week’s photos don’t start until Wednesday because I took a bunch of pictures of Tuesday’s lunch with no memory card in the camera. Duh! So pretend this is a photo:

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Tuesday I sent a thermos with a leftover concoction from Monday’s lunch. I boiled whole wheat egg noodles in a can of chicken broth and then added some leftover chicken and a big hand full of frozen mixed veggies (peas, carrots, corn and green beans). Wyatt liked it a lot, except for the chicken. He is still telling me that he hates chicken, but I keep trying it on him anyway in hopes that he’ll eat it again some day. I also sent some strawberries.

Preschooler Bento #135: February 4, 2009

Wednesday He got a cheese stick, strawberries, a bun with a star stamped into it and mini meatballs. I also sent a monkey full of catsup for dipping the meatballs.

Preschooler Bento #136: February 5, 2009

Thursday’s lunch had blueberries a half banana, a cheese stick (chopped up to fill the gaps), one strawberry and a bun.

Preschooler Bento #136: February 6, 2009

This week Wyatt was studying the letter “Q” at preschool, so Friday I put a quesadilla in his lunch along with some strawberries and blueberries. The quesadilla got a big thumbs down from Wyatt which surprised me a bit because I’ve given them to him in his lunch before and he liked them a lot. I think he didn’t like it after it got cold, so maybe I could figure out a way to send it in the thermos. I’m not sure how I could do that without it getting soggy though. But maybe he wouldn’t care about that. Hmmmm…I’ll have to think on that a bit.

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  • Wow what a brilliant idea. I love that you take snaps of the bento boxes. I am book markign this blog to use as meal inspriation for my ever picky 3 year old. Where did you pick up these bento boxes I need to get some for my littles but have not really been inspired to look yet.

    I think this blog is great full of fresh ideas keep up the great work looking forward to more bento boxes !

    Cheers,

    Michelle

  • Wow what a brilliant idea. I love that you take snaps of the bento boxes. I am book markign this blog to use as meal inspriation for my ever picky 3 year old. Where did you pick up these bento boxes I need to get some for my littles but have not really been inspired to look yet.

    I think this blog is great full of fresh ideas keep up the great work looking forward to more bento boxes !

    Cheers,

    Michelle

  • Hi Michelle — You can see a post I wrote about my supplies here: http://wendolonia.com/blog/2008/04/30/bento-supplies/

    I get my bento boxes at an online store called Ichiban Kan and a brick and mortar store called Daiso that’s a short drive from my house. You can also use regular Gladware or Snapware boxes that you can get at Target or the grocery store.

  • Hi Michelle — You can see a post I wrote about my supplies here: http://wendolonia.com/blog/2008/04/30/bento-supplies/

    I get my bento boxes at an online store called Ichiban Kan and a brick and mortar store called Daiso that’s a short drive from my house. You can also use regular Gladware or Snapware boxes that you can get at Target or the grocery store.

  • Hi Wendy,
    Love your blog full of fun stories and neat ideas. Most inspired by your bentos. For my toddlers I discovered just barely melting the cheese in the microwave on the tortilla and folding in half then cutting into shapes with a cookie cutter works great. (make sure your tortilla doesn’t get moist though) The toasted tortillas get too soggy. You can see a snowman bento I made this way. Also I add ham or turkey lunch meat too. I wish my kids would eat tofu, vegetables, meat, etc…. Anyhoo I also popped over to your first post Michelle to encourage her on bento. I’m addicted! Been lurking for awhile and thought I’d say Hello from Canada! Jenni

  • Hi Wendy,
    Love your blog full of fun stories and neat ideas. Most inspired by your bentos. For my toddlers I discovered just barely melting the cheese in the microwave on the tortilla and folding in half then cutting into shapes with a cookie cutter works great. (make sure your tortilla doesn’t get moist though) The toasted tortillas get too soggy. You can see a snowman bento I made this way. Also I add ham or turkey lunch meat too. I wish my kids would eat tofu, vegetables, meat, etc…. Anyhoo I also popped over to your first post Michelle to encourage her on bento. I’m addicted! Been lurking for awhile and thought I’d say Hello from Canada! Jenni

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