The Week in Bentos: December 7-11, 2009

by Wendy Copley on December 14, 2009

Monday:

Kindergarten Snack #48: December 7, 2009

Monday’s snack box had some crackers and a half banana in it. Yawn. He didn’t even eat it.

Tuesday:

Kindergarten Bento #270: December 8, 2009

Tuesday’s lunch had a winter wonderland theme: Garlic toast cut into tree shapes, Christmas tree tofu and a little snowman pick with some grapes skewered on to it. The idea was that the grapes on the pick would look a little snowman-y, but that didn’t really come across. Isn’t that pick cute though? I got it out of a pack of cupcake decorations (cups and picks) that I picked up at Target. The tofu was decorated to look like a Christmas tree with food-safe markers.

Kindergarten Snack #49: December 8, 2009

Snack was a half baby baguette, dried cranberries and two spritz cookies.

The lid on this box came home broken (drat!) so I’m going to have to get a new one. I’ve found that the lids on these Daiso and Ichiban Kan bento boxes are always what gets broken first.

Wednesday:

Kindergarten Bento #271: December 9, 2009

I busted out the big lunch box on Wednesday and packed it with: turkey meatballs, grapes, a rice ball, catsup (for the meatballs), peaches with sprinkles, a catsup sandwich made on garlic naan, and some carrot sticks.

Thursday:

Kindergarten Bento #272: December 10, 2009

Lunch on Thursday featured a clementine, some grapes, baked tofu decorated to look like a gingerbread couple (I used the food markers again) and a half a baby baguette. I think the gingerbread man came out pretty well, but the gingerbread lady…well…she looks a little bedraggled, doesn’t she?

Kindergarten Snack #: December 10, 2009

The snack box had the other half of the baguette, a little jam for the bread in a monkey box, some dried cranberries and a few jellybeans.

Monkey Box - outside

About that monkey box — a few people have sent me emails asking about it. I got it at Daiso, a Japanese dollar store chain with a hand full of locations in the U.S. (they unfortunately only sell wholesale online). The outside is just terribly cute.

Monkey Box - inside

And the inside has space for a small amount of a condiment. It also comes with this little spoon/spreader with a banana handle. I usually use these for catsup, but I sometimes pack butter or jam like I did today.

Friday:

Kindergarten Snack #51: December 11, 2009

Friday’s snack box had graham crackers, a clementine and a some grapes. I wrote words on all of the crackers with food-safe markers so Wyatt could practice his reading.

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