It was an exciting week in Luncholonia because Mama got some new, fun, goodies to play with. Oh yes, I did!
Over the weekend Wyatt and I attended the Help A Mother Out play date fundraiser and we received a bunch of free samples at the party. One of them was a bag of gluten-free snack sticks and Wyatt begged me to put them in his snack box on Monday. Those went to school with him along with some strawberry friends. The sticks all came home, I believe, which is what I thought might happen. They weren’t really my cup of tea either.
Tuesday, lunch and snack were combined in one box: garlic naan and catsup sandwiches cut into star shapes, grape tomatoes, grape…uh…grapes, strawberries, a babybel cheese with an elephant cut out of the wax and baked tofu.
The toddler’s lunch box had chopped grapes, roasted turkey breast slices that I rolled up and cut into strips, steamed broccoli and leftover penne.
Wednesday’s kindergarten lunch box had a few grapes, turkey roll-ups, banana bread, a big honkin’ strawberry and a single slice of clementine.
What? What’s that you say? Oh, you noticed something different about this bento box? Why yes, you are correct! That box is in the shape of a car! To be more precise, it’s in the shape of a police car. Cute, huh? It came in a box of goodies from JBox.com on Tuesday night. To say my kids are thrilled with it is a bit of an understatement.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you wrote on a hard-boiled egg with food markers and then left it in the fridge over night? Well, now you know: your awesome Batman drawing seeps and in the morning your egg has a picture of clown Batman on it. Hopefully, your kindergartner will be too busy eating strawberries and clementines to notice how janky it is.
Augie Bear got a very pretty lunch on Wednesday, if I do say so myself: Israeli couscous mixed with chopped roasted red peppers, sauteed salmon chunks, chopped mango, and a heaping helping of veggie medley.
Huh? Oh, you think that bento box looks new too? Why yes — it is!
This is another one of my new boxes (also from JBox). It comes with apples, cherries, strawberries and a polar bear on the lid. And if you can’t read the writing on there, it says “Syrup o’clock”. Which is fitting, because at our house it’s always syrup o’clock.
Thursday’s lunch featured strawberries, a half a whole wheat hot dog bun, baked teriyaki tofu cut into star shapes, frozen peas and some pita crackers.
“Another new bento box,” you say. Yes! Yes it is! And this baby might just be the cutest of the bunch:
OMG! Have you ever seen such a cute panda bear head in your life? Let alone, one that you can stuff with lunch foods? I can hardly stand it.
Snack was in a super-boring square box. It had the other half of that bun and a hand full of grapes.
Now, before you get all jealous of me and start thinking to yourself, “Man! Shes has all these cute bento boxes and her kid eats all his lunch every day!!” I want to show you something. This is what came home in those super cute bento boxes at the end of the day yesterday:
The panda box is bad enough, but I want you to look closely at that snack there, then scroll up and look at picture of what I sent off in the morning.
Go on now. I’ll wait.
I don’t even think he opened it! Some of those grapes are in the exact same place that they were in the morning.
Wendolonia: keepin’ it real.
Friday’s snack box had a half a banana, two teriyaki meatballs, and some pita cracker. Wish me better luck on the snack consumption today. Please?
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