The Week in Bento: September 20-24, 2010

by Wendy Copley on September 24, 2010


First Grade Bento #354

I trotted out the Easy Lunchbox again for Monday’s 1st grade lunch. It was packed with: a whole wheat dinner roll, carrot sticks, ranch dressing (in the little blue tub), a hoisin chicken drumstick, Triscuits, a cheese Batman (cut with the Batman cutter) and strawberries.

The chicken was the first recipe I’ve tried from my new cookbook, SOS! The Six O’Clock Scramble to the Rescue and it was super delicious. I’ve been cooking out of the first Scramble cookbook for a few years now and I subscribed to the Scramble menu plan for awhile and Aviva Goldfarb’s recipes rarely disappoint. I’m so excited to have a whole new cookbook to dig into.


Toddler Bento #50: September 21, 2010

Augie’s lunch had leftover, chopped hoisin chicken, grapes, an over-exposed rice ball and some frozen peas.

First Grade Bento #355: September 21, 2010

Wyatt’s lunch and snacks were packed into the Laptop lunchbox on Tuesday. This was a special Batman themed lunch because I’m still excited about the Batman cookie cutter and I’m using it every chance I get. It had a Z Bar, a mini cupcake that I brought home from a baby shower on Sunday, pita crackers, strawberries with a Batman cut from fruit leather, a Bat-bun, carrots and ranch and baked tofu with a Bat-signal in the middle.


Toddler Bento #51: September 22, 2010

On Wednesday, my two-year-old’s lunch was packed with beef stew leftover from dinner the night before. I mixed it with a little rice so it wouldn’t be too sloppy when Augie’s day care provider heated it up for him. (Do you know how hard it is to photograph beef stew so it doesn’t look like disgusting glop? It’s very hard. It was actually very delicious though.) I also packed strawberries, grapes and frozen soy-catash.

First Grade Bento #356: September 22, 2010

Wyatt’s lunch was packed in an Easy Lunchbox: whole wheat bun, ham and harvarti cheese roll-ups, cantaloupe slices, pretzel thins with edamame hummus for dipping (in the blue tub), strawberries and grapes.


First Grade Bento #357: September 23, 2010

The primary component of my five-year-old’s lunch was chicken corn chili (another recipe from SOS! The Six O’Clock Scramble to the Rescue) which I packed into his Thermos. I also sent cantaloupe chunks, strawberries and cornbread.

Toddler Bento #52: September 23, 2010

Augie and I went to a local children’s museum in the morning, so I packed a lunch for us to share: two mini ham and cheese sandwiches for me and a ham and soy cheese sandwich for him. I also put in Triscuits, melon chunks and grapes. Augie spent most of his lunch throwing the crackers at pigeons and yelling, “Shoo! Shoo!”


1st grade Bento #359:September 24, 2010

Today, Wyatt’s lunch had leftover chunks of pork tenderloin, carrot sticks, a mini bagel, and some ranch dressing in the little yellow tub. His snack box held strawberries and pretzel sticks.

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