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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