The Week in Bentos: June 13-17, 2011

by Wendy Copley on June 17, 2011

This was a bit of a transition week as we settled into our summer routine. I kept Wyatt home all week so he could relax a bit and so he could have a few play dates with his best bud who moved away last night. He’ll be going to camp next week, so I’ll be packing snack bentos for him starting Monday. We still had to eat though, so here are the lunches the kids (and I!) ate:


Family Bento #51

Monday our goal was to visit a playground we’ve never been to before, so I packed lunch in the OOTS Lunchbox for the three of us. The big box held my lunch: some grapes and a ham, cheddar, tomato and arugula sandwich. I cut the sandwich in half and stacked the two sides on top of each other to fit in the box. The middle boxes held animal crackers and grapes for the boys to share. The each had a half sandwich in individual boxes too.


Toddler Bento #122

On Tuesday, Augie was off to day care. His lunch box held leftover curried chicken, peas, blueberries, and an onigiri decorated with nori. I cut the hair for the onigiri by hand with a pair of kitchen shears and the face was punched out using these punches from JBox.


Toddler Bento #123

On Wednesday, Augie had another onigiri, chopped turkey meatballs, corn and fresh cherries that Wyatt and I picked the day before.


Fancy Plate #2: June 16, 2011

We stuck close to home on Thursday, so I had a bit of time to make the kids fancy plate lunches. I made identical plates for each boy. This scene depicted a train going through the country-side with some dude holding onto the back of the engine. Or maybe he’s the engineer? Or he’s running after the train? Eh…I don’t know. The tree is made of ham and baked tofu. The engine is more ham with puffs of grape smoke. The guy is tofu with food marker decorations. I think we can all agree that the train tracks are the weakest link in this little food art tableau. They are made of more grapes and more chunks of tofu.

This was not nearly enough food for either of my kids, so after they dug in, I put more grapes, the scraps of ham and tofu and a hot dog bun with homemade peach jam on it on each of their plates.


We had leftover pasta for lunch today. Kinda boring.

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