The Week in Bentos: October 12-15, 2009

by Wendy Copley on October 16, 2009


I didn’t take a photo of the snack on Monday because I was running late and it was just pretzels and clementines. I’m sure you can imagine what that looks like after two straight weeks of pretzel and clementine photos…


Kindergartner Bento #247: October 13, 2009

Tuesday I sent a combined lunch and snack in the laptop lunchbox. It had cheese crackers, garlic naan stars, homemade applesauce, clementines, rice balls in a bear and star shape and turkey meatballs that I quartered and threaded onto skewers. The little blue box had ketchup in it.

Wyatt ate all of this except the applesauce which bummed me out because it was so frickin’ good. He just wouldn’t touch it though. Oh well — more for me.


Kindergarten Bento #248

I loved the lunch I sent on Wednesday, if I do say so myself. All the colors in it were so pretty. It had a toasted baby baguette, leftover pork tenderloin, blood orange wedges, a chunk of banana and some raspberries.

The blood oranges are something new we were trying. I thought Wyatt might think they were fun because they’re kind of Halloween-y, what with the “blood” and all. They were a bit too tart for him though.

Kindergarten Snack #26

Snack was a half jelly sandwich and some cheese crackers. Wyatt has been obsessed with jelly sandwiches for the past few days to the point where I’ve started jokingly calling him Frances.


Kindergarten Monster Bento #249: October 15, 2009

Thursday I sent a thermos full of pasta with butter, garlic and parmesan for the main part of Wyatt’s lunch. I made an regular sized bento for his snack and told him he should supplement his lunch from it if he wanted to. He asked for “monster” jelly sandwiches in it, so I cut the bread into the shape of little men and decorated as well as I could with the food markers. The food markers don’t work so well for the detail work on regular sandwich bread, but five-year-olds totally don’t care. While I was thinking to myself that they looked kind of pathetic, Wyatt was pronouncing them to be “awesome.” I also put in some salami on jack-o-lantern picks that I found in the Halloween baking supplies at Target or the party supply store (I can’t remember which) and I drew some jack-o-lantern faces on some clementines with food markers.


No school Friday, so no bento boxes. I’ll probably just throw him a bag of M&M’s and call it good.


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