The Week in Bentos: June 13-19, 2009

by Wendy Copley on June 19, 2009

Hi guys! I’ve got extra bentos for you this week because Wyatt and I went to the zoo with some friends on Saturday and we took our lunches along with us.

Preschooler Bento #197: June 13, 2009

Here’s the lunch I packed for Wyatt. Look familiar? I am so bored of blueberries, salami and buns, but he loves them so there’s no good reason not to send them. I also packed a couple of Hello Panda candies and a grape gummi candy.

Grown-up Bento #28: June 13, 2009

This is my lunch: fruit salad, salami, aged gouda cheese, bun and three McVitie’s chocolate digestive biscuits. I found the biscuits at the Berkeley Bowl. The have an English food section in the ethnic food aisle! My grandma grew up in England and has gone back every year since she moved here at 17 and she often brought these back for us from her trips. I absolutely adore them, but they’re so hard to find in the States. I took three in my lunch, but the kids looked at me with big wide eyes when I got them out, so I gave two to them and only got one for myself. 🙁

Preschooler Bento #198: June 16, 2009

Tuesday’s preschool lunch had watermelon chunks, baked tofu and oyster crackers. The oyster crackers are Wyatt’s new favorite.

Preschooler Bento #199: June 17, 2009

Wednesday saw more oyster crackers, blueberries and some baked tofu. Wyatt refused to eat the baked tofu — probably because it was a different brand than I normally buy. Frustrating.

Preschooler Bento #200: June 18, 2009

Thursday’s lunch had more blueberries, turkey meatballs on skewers, and some garlic toast that I cut up into heart and star shapes. I also put in a little container of catsup after I took this photo.

Preschooler Bento #201: June 19, 2009

Friday’s lunch was a bonanza of elephant shapes cut with a cookie cutter! I cut them out of the tofu and we’re trying cheese in Wyatt’s lunch again (he refused to eat it for awhile), so I cut it into shapes to make it more appealing too. I also sent some bing cherries and oyster crackers. I tried using the bing cherry juice to make a purple frame around the elephants on the tofu, but it didn’t turn out so great. Itjust looked kind of messy. Oh well!

Baked tofu

Also, I took a picture of the baked tofu when I was at the store the other day so folks who are looking for it would know what the packaging looks like. This is the Soy Deli brand, but it all looks pretty similar.

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