The Week in Bentos: August 4-6, 2009

by Wendy Copley on August 6, 2009

Preschool Bento #225: August 4, 2009

Tuesday I sent sugar snap peas, baked tofu, toasted pita wedges and an apple carrot crusher. The peas are making their first appearance in this lunch. One of Wyatt’s preschool friends loves them and frequently has them in his lunch, so Wyatt asked me to pack some for him. He splits them open and eats the peas from inside, instead of eating them whole, but…you know…baby steps. I’m still very pleased that he wanted to try something new.

Preschool Bento #226: August 5, 2009

Yep! I went there. This is about as close to charaben as I get, folks. I cut the Batman logo out of tofu with a knife. You can see how well it turned out — not very well — but I’m still damn proud of it. Wyatt was only marginally pleased by it and he complained that there weren’t enough points on the bottom of the wings. Oh well. I also sent blueberries and garlic naan (which didn’t get eaten because I didn’t put catsup on it).

Preschooler Bento #227: August 6, 2009

Thursday’s lunch was packed in the Jelly Belly bento box. It had a bun, half a banana, deli turkey roll-ups and some blueberries to fill in the spaces. I also sent some Cheetos as a super special treat because this is Wyatt’s last day of preschool.

Yep! You read that right — in just a little over two weeks, my boy is going to be a big kindergartener! He will be in a morning program and will be home in time for lunch, so I won’t be packing him a lunch regularly any more. I expect that I’ll still be making him bento boxes from time to time and posting photos of them, but because of this change the character of my weekly bento posts will also be changing. I have some ideas up my sleeve so stay tuned for those.

No bento post next week though — we’ll be on vacation in San Diego and I’m going to do my best to stay off the computer while I’m there!

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  • Susan

    Congratulations! My oldest will be headed to Kindergarden in 13 days. His class is all day, while his preschool was not, so we are pretty much the opposite of you all! But he's excited and I will be packing his lunch some of the time. Thanks for your posts, they gave me lots of ideas. đŸ™‚ Sincerely, Luviae (from Twitter)

  • wow. big changes for you guys and your bento making.
    what will wyatt's schedule be? morning only?! lala is 8a – 2p!!
    can you believe they are big kindergartners already!?

    by the way, i am SO impressed with batman! can't believe you did that with a knife!

    nicola
    http://whichname.blogspot.com

  • WooHoo! congrats on graduating to the big K Wyatt! So hope you'll keep posting Bento blogs!
    My daughter is in Jr. K starting next week- she'll go 5 half days/week in the morning too (i thought 5 full days/wk K was too much for her right now) and she turns 5 in early Sept so we're going to Sea World San Diego too- we'll be right behind you guys! Have a wonderful trip!! {{BIG HUGS}}
    -gabbe

  • Victoria

    Nooooo! I will miss your weekly Bento posts!!!!

  • lisaklin

    Congrats on Wyatt finishing preschool and starting Kindergarten. My ds is starting K in 2 weeks. I will be perusing your blog for older posts for bento box lunch ideas. I'm going to miss reading your bento posts.

    Our laptop lunches just arrived today and I can't wait to try them out. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  • Susan

    Hi! I found you from The Crafty Crow. I have a question about the bananas–how do you keep them from turning brown? My son is 6 & is doing a transitional class this year (pre-1 in some districts). With celiac disease and peanut & tree nut allergies, lunches are VERY interesting!
    ~Susan

  • Oh Susan — I wish you all the best with lunch packing this year. That sounds like quite a challenge!

    About the bananas, if you came in from the Crafty Crow, you probably saw the post where I sliced the bananas up for my son's lunch. That was the first and last time I did that because they turned brown and mushy. What I do instead is cut the banana in half and leave it in the peel. Sometimes I cut a slit in the peel to help my son peel it. The only browning that happens is on the cut end of the banana.

  • Susan

    Hi! I found you from The Crafty Crow. I have a question about the bananas–how do you keep them from turning brown? My son is 6 & is doing a transitional class this year (pre-1 in some districts). With celiac disease and peanut & tree nut allergies, lunches are VERY interesting!
    ~Susan

  • Oh Susan — I wish you all the best with lunch packing this year. That sounds like quite a challenge!

    About the bananas, if you came in from the Crafty Crow, you probably saw the post where I sliced the bananas up for my son's lunch. That was the first and last time I did that because they turned brown and mushy. What I do instead is cut the banana in half and leave it in the peel. Sometimes I cut a slit in the peel to help my son peel it. The only browning that happens is on the cut end of the banana.

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