The Week in Bentos: Janary 3-7, 2011

by Wendy Copley on January 8, 2011

We are back to our regular routine here at Wendolonia Central, which means we are back to packing lunches every day. I would be lying if I told you I didn’t appreciate those two weeks off!

Monday

First Grade Bento #402: January 3, 2010

Monday’s 1st grade lunch was packed into our old pal, the Laptop Lunch Box: grape tomatoes, pretzel sticks, clementines, turkey sandwiches cut into the shape of a “W” and a lightning fast snack mix I threw together by grabbing hand fulls of cereal and raisins.

Tuesday

Toddler Bento #79: January 4, 2010

On Tuesday, my toddler’s lunch was packed into the beloved panda box. The boy’s Nana and Grandpops brought us some homemade chicken noodle soup over the weekend because we were all under the weather, so the last of that went into the top tier of the box. The bottom tier was packed with clementines, grape tomatoes, soycatash from the freezer and some canned pineapple chunks.

First Grade Bento #403: January 4, 2010

Wyatt’s lunch was packed into an Easy Lunchbox. It held a clementine, pretzels, jello, pineapple chunks, a whole wheat dinner roll, and the last of the garlic lime pork chops from Monday night’s dinner.

The pork recipe was a new one for us and it went over very well. Everyone loved it and I was actually a little surprised that there was any leftover for lunch the next day. This one will be going into the dinner rotation for sure.

Wednesday

Toddler Bento #80: January 5, 2010

On Wednesday, my two-year-old’s lunch box held leftover hoisin chicken (another popular dish at our house, from SOS! The Six O’Clock Scramble to the Rescue), leftover fried rice, grapes and peas.

Wyatt ate school lunch because we woke up at 8:05 a.m. (school starts at 8:30!) and I hadn’t packed his lunch the night before. When he came home from school he said, “Mom! Do you know what I ate for lunch today? Junk!”

I kid you not.

Thursday

First Grade Bento #404: January 6, 2010

More leftovers on Thursday! This time my six-year-old had leftover barbecued chicken from the crockpot on whole wheat dinner rolls. I also packed sugar snap peas, grapes and more jello.

Friday

First Grade Bento #405: January 7, 2010

Honestly, I really need to start making half batches of jello. I made this batch on Monday night and it felt like we ate it at every single meal. Wyatt’s lunch on Friday held one last cup of it along with some corn Chex, clementines and a block of baked teriyaki tofu. The star was cut out of the tofu with a cookie cutter, then decorated with food-safe markers.


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