The Week in Bentos: October 8-12, 2012

by Wendy Copley on October 12, 2012

Lunches! Lots of lunches! Let’s get right to it!

Monday

Preschool Bento #341

I had a big deadline this week, so Augie went to preschool on Monday (his normal day off). I packed this lunch into the LunchBots Trio: strips of deli ham on decorative picks, pretzel sticks, strawberries, grapes, snap peas and cucumber slices.

3rd Grade Bento #662

Wyatt had leftovers from a dinner we at out on Sunday night. He filled up on bread at dinner so he barely touched his food when it came. He had mashed potatoes in the Thermos food jar, bbq ribs in our Steeltainer snack-size box, one of the infamous buns, strawberries and the last cup full of raspberry jello.

Tuesday

Preschool Bento #342

Augie had a Halloween lunch on Tuesday: a jack-o-lantern sandwich filled with salami and soy cheese, grapes speared with a Frankenstein cupcake pick, and a silicone spider baking cup filled with figs from our backyard tree. I also added some bone sprinkles around the sandwich for fun. The sandwich was made with our Williams-Sonoma jack-o-lantern cutter set (only available on eBay now) and the lunch was packed in our Easy Lunchbox.

3rd Grade Bento #663

Wyatt’s lunch was packed in our PlanetBox: a spider cup filled with goldfish crackers, pretzel sticks, strawberries, grapes and a pita pocket stuffed with salami.

Wednesday

Preschool Bento #343

There was more Halloween fun for Augie on Wednesday: I made a quick batch of mummy dogs first thing in the morning so I included one of those. I also packed hummus in one of our mini dippers and topped it with an orange bell pepper cut with a mini pumpkin cutter. There were more “pumpkin” peppers and cucumbers for dipping. I also packed strawberries and canned peaches that I drained and rinsed to cut the sugar, then I undid all that by putting sugary, Halloween sprinkles on top. This was packed in our Yubo Lunchbox.

It was pizza day, so Wyatt chose to eat lunch at school.

Thursday

Preschool Lego-ish Bento #344

Thursday, Augie had a Lego/Halloween lunch mash-up! Some new bento goodies that I purchased with my All Things for Sale affiliate earnings came in the mail on Wednesday. Augie was dying for me to put them in his lunch so I put the Halloween stuff (mostly) on hold to make his Lego dreams come true. This was packed in our Lego bento box, of course. He had cucumber slices, hummus in the green Lego box, ketchup in the blue Lego box, a mummy dog and strawberries. He also insisted that I include our new Lego flatware even though there really wasn’t anything in this lunch to eat them with. After taking this photo, I decided this lunch was a little skimpy, so I threw a pumpkin flavored cereal bar in his lunch bag too.

Third Grader Bento #664

Wyatt used our Laptop Lunches bento box for his lunch: strawberries, Halloween Oreos, pretzel sticks, a mummy dog, and ketchup in the lego box.

Friday

Preschool Bento #345

Today, Augie had tuna, pita chips, figs, cucumber slices and strawberries. I packed the tuna in another one of my new purchases: a silicone cup that looks kind of like a suitcase. Normally I don’t like to put tuna in a box with other items because I’m afraid it will stink everything up, but I gave it a shot this time because this little cup has a lid on it that seals pretty well. It’s not air tight or anything, but it fits pretty snugly so I think it will work OK.

Preschool Bento #345

This is what it looks like closed. Have tuna, will travel!


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  • Melissa

    I wish my lunches as a kids were like this. My idea of a big deal was if my mom wrote my name and drew a happy face on the outside of the paper bag. :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/sheera.herrell Sheera Herrell

    These look great! How do you make the mummy dogs? Thanks!

  • http://www.wendolonia.com/blog wcopley

    Hi Sheera! Mummy dogs are easy! All you do is cut crescent roll dough into long strips, and wrap it around a hot dog to make it look like bandages. Bake according to the directions on the package of dough or until the dough is lightly browned and cooked through.

  • Christy Sheffield

    they all look so yummy! what kind of tuna do you get?

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