The Week in Bentos: August 23-26, 2011 — Back to School!

by Wendy Copley on August 26, 2011

Waaaahooooo! We are back to school!

Well, sort of. Wyatt is officially back, but Augie is still easing into preschool a few hours per day. I’m hoping he’ll be ready to stay through lunch time at some point next week but his preschool director likes to go slooooow, so we’ll see.

Shall we get to the lunches? I think we shall!

Tuesday

Big Kid Bento #466: Angry Birds!!

The first day of school called for a slightly special luncheon: ABC Cheez-its, caramel waffle cookies, dill pickles (wrapped up with plastic wrap so pickle juice didn’t get all over everything), bluberries, a mini bagel with cream cheese and an Angry Bird Babybel cheese.

What’s that? You’d like to see a close-up of that awesome cheese bird? Here you go!

Angry Bird

Mr. Angry is made from a Babybel, cheddar cheese, jack cheese and a little nori. I lifted the idea, design and technique for this little guy 100% from Cute Food for Kids. This was way more work than I typically put into a lunch, but I wanted Wyatt to have something special for his first day of school. I glued the face on with honey, but unfortunately Wyatt reported that it didn’t stay on until lunch. I think I need to work on my technique a little. Suggestions?

Wednesday

Second Grader Bento #467

Wyatt went cuckoo for the bagel I put in his lunch on Tuesday so he asked for two bagels on Wednesday. I also sent along strawberries, tiny little tomatoes from our garden and Scrabble Cheez-its. This lunch was packed in an Easy Lunchbox.

Thursday

2nd Grade Bento #468

Thursday I packed separate boxes for snack and lunch. Wyatt’s snack was cinnamon pita chips and grapes. His lunch was a big pile o’ strawberries, tiny little cocktail wieners, and a mini hamburger bun with homemade raspberry jam on it. I wrote “Let it rip!” on the bun to honor Wyatt’s Beyblade obsession. It’s the little things…

Friday

Second Grade Bento #469

Today’s luncheon was a ham sandwich, strawberries, grapes, and more of those cinnamon pita chips.

Second Grade Bento #469: All Packed Up

Here’s what it looked like packed into the lunch bag. I put this into our thermal Laptop Lunch bag. Since that report about unsafe lunchbox temperatures came out earlier this month, I’ve decided to put more ice packs in the lunch bags so there are two in there. I also put the water bottle in the freezer for a while to cool it down even more. And finally, I put a couple rubber bands around the Easy Lunchbox to ensure it stays closed.

Have a great weekend!


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