The Week in Bentos: December 5-9, 2011

by Wendy Copley on December 9, 2011

This was kind of a blah week for lunches, quite honestly. I spent a ton of time each morning nagging and supervising bickering kids so I didn’t have a ton of time leftover for creative lunch-making. I did manage to muster a Santa toothpick late in the week though. That counts, right?

Monday

Monday the cupboards were bare so Wyatt ate school lunch.

Tuesday

Preschool Bento #191

On Tuesday, Augie hand selected our Panda bento box and asked me to use it for his lunch. I was thrilled to accommodate him! He had tofu chunks, grape tomatoes, goldfish crackers, peanut butter and strawberry jam on a mini hamburger bun and clementine wedges.

2nd Grade Bento #520

Wyatt had a small brownie, tofu, goldfish and Cheez-its, clementines, raisins and a mini hamburger bun with jam. This was packed in our Laptop Lunch Box.

Wednesday

Preschool Bento #192

On Wednesday, Augie had grapes, clementines, deli turkey and Cheez-its.

2nd Grade Bento #521

Wyatt also had grapes, Cheez-its, the ever-present clementine wedges, salami and a mini hamburger bun.

Thursday

Preschool Bento #193

Thursday’s lunches were nearly identical to Wednesdays. I swapped raisins in for the clementine in Augie’s lunch.

2nd Grade Bento #522

And I put turkey in instead of salami for Wyatt. (I even put everything in the same places in his lunch box!)

Friday

Preschool Bento #194

Augie got a fresh lunch on Friday though: turkey meatballs, corn, clementines, whole wheat crackers and mango chunks.

When I asked Augie at breakfast if he’d like some mango he insisted he’d never had it before (which is not true) and that mango is yucky. I told him he’d had it before and liked it a lot, but he didn’t believe me so I gave him a little piece to try. After he ate it, he looked at me with wide eyes and said, “Mama, I LOVE mango! Why yous never give me mango before dis??” Heh.

Big Kid Bento #523

Wyatt’s lunch was hella boring and repetitive again: clementines, hamburger bun with jam, Cheez-its, and grapes with a Santa pick stuck in them. The Santa is courtesy of my girl Melissa at Another Lunch who sent me some last December when I couldn’t find Santa picks anywhere. Thanks, lady!


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  • Jenn @ BentoForKidlet

    I am jealous that your children will eat so much at lunch!! I am still packing preschool sized lunches for my nearly 11 year old 🙁 They get such a rushed lunch at school it’s sad. These look delicious tho! And what a cute Santa pick 😀

  • I absolutely love the first pic in this post. It is SO pretty! 

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