The Week in Bentos: November 2-6, 2009

by Wendy Copley on November 6, 2009

Sorry for the poor photo quality this week, gang. The rechargeable battery on our good camera died and the new one hasn’t arrived in the mail yet. I had to take all of my bento photos with a phone cam and there’s only so much I can do to fix them in Photoshop.

Monday:

Kindergartner Snack #34: November 2, 2009

On Monday I was making some carrots for Augie’s lunch and Wyatt decided he wanted to try one again to see if he liked them. He gave the carrot stick I gave him a thumbs up and asked for them in his snack, but when the box came home they were untouched.  Baby steps, I guess. He did eat the clementines and dried cranberries though.

Monday Night:

Kindgergartner Bento #256: November 2, 2009

Monday night Wyatt went to child watch at the gym with his dad and he wanted to take his dinner with him. I packed potato slices, grapes, a hard-boiled egg that I’d molded into a car shape (I don’t think you can see it at all in this photo), a garlic naan and ketchup sandwich cut into a heart shape and some salami.

Tuesday:

No lunch Tuesday because school was canceled for parent-teacher conferences and Wyatt was home . If you’re wondering about his progress report, he’s doing fine.

Wednesday:

Kindgergartner Bento #257: November 4, 2009

Snack and lunch were combined in the big lunch box today. There was a jelly sandwich, applesauce with sprinkles, grapes, baked tofu and cinnamon pita crisps.

If you’re wondering how the applesauce did in the laptop lunchbox, I’ll tell you: it did very POORLY. When I opened his lunchbox to wash it, applesauce was everywhere inside. The fit on the outer box is supposed to be tight enough that when you close it, it acts like a lid for the inner boxes, but this was not how things worked. I’ll admit it’s possible that Wyatt’s lunch was swung around over his head or something, but I will not be packing wet stuff without a lid on it ever again.

Thursday:

Kindgergartner Bento #258: November 5, 2009

Lunch on Thursday was sliced deli ham, pita crackers and some grapes.

Kindergartner Snack #35: November 5, 2009

Snack was a banana muffin with a few chocolate chips on it and some cuties.

Friday:

Kindergarten Snack #36: November 6, 2009

Friday’s snack box had some rolled up deli turkey, a clementine and the last of the banana muffins.

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  • On the laptop lunch box – I also have found that things like apple sauce don't work well without the lid. What a mess!

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  • Michele

    love your blog! I've been stumbling it since I started subscribing!

  • Deb

    I've been inspired by your bento pictures to start doing modified bentos for my 22 month old who is a picky eater. I have a question about the egg molds. I bought two at a Japanese store but the pictures that came with the instructions are not clear. My thought is to boil the egg, peel it while it is still hot and then stick it in the mold. But the pictures don't look like that is what you do. Can you help?!? Thanks!

  • That's exactly how I do it. I stick it in the fridge to let it cool down after it's in the mold too — for at least 10 minutes, but sometimes over night too.

  • leighaustin

    thanks so much for the ideas!! http://crafty.littlerockmamas.com/index.php/200

  • polymathamy

    I don't have a Laptop Lunchbox, but I have seen several bento bloggers mention that they use Glad Press-and-Seal to cover individual boxes with something liquidy like applesauce.

  • Ooooh! Great tip! Thanks for mentioning that…

  • Karol

    Don't be too hard on Wyatt. I have had minimum success with my laptop. My Dollar Tree purchases do much, much better. And my random “Bento Boxes” , such as my pencil boxes I bought last year at the Evil Empire (Wal-Mart), when they were marked down to 50 cents. And I pinky swear, I did not swing my laptop around over my head. Just saying.

  • Karol

    Don't be too hard on Wyatt. I have had minimum success with my laptop. My Dollar Tree purchases do much, much better. And my random “Bento Boxes” , such as my pencil boxes I bought last year at the Evil Empire (Wal-Mart), when they were marked down to 50 cents. And I pinky swear, I did not swing my laptop around over my head. Just saying.

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