The Week in Bentos: May 14-18, 2012

by Wendy Copley on May 18, 2012

This week of lunches is on the lighter side because I was sick all week and had a hard time getting my act together in the mornings. I flaked on making Wyatt’s lunch a couple of times and then forgot to take a picture of Augie’s lunch today. That barely ever happens so I’m always surprised when it does.


Wyatt chose to have school lunch on Monday because it was hamburger day in the cafeteria. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t relieved when he chooses Mondays for his school lunch day because it makes easing back into the week so much easier.


Preschool Bento #270

On Tuesday, Augie had strawberries, some cherries from our Mother’s Day cherry picking adventure, turkey meatballs from the freezer and a cracker variety selection, aka: dumping the last bits at the bottom of a couple boxes into a silicone cups. Normally, the kids eat the cherries whole, but I decided to pit them for their lunch boxes to cut down the mess at school.

Second Grade Bento #597

Wyatt had Pirate’s Booty, cherries, strawberries, meatballs and a small container of catsup for dipping.


Preschooler Bento #271

On Wednesday, Augie had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole wheat, grapes, more cherries, carrots and sugar snap peas. This was packed in our hamburger bento box because Augie specifically asked for it. I don’t use this box very often because the varying depths of the layers always feel tricky to me. The bottom bun layer is really deep and the burger and lettuce are particularly shallow. It also holds a ton of food if it’s packed tightly.

Hamburger Bento Box

Here’s what the box looks like when it’s all stacked together and closed up.

2nd Grader Bento #598

Wyatt’s lunch was packed in an Easy Lunchbox: Pirate’s booty, turkey Star Wars sandwiches, carrot sticks, ranch dip (in the green container) and cherries. The sandwiches just didn’t work out on this particular day. The cuts were messy and the faces didn’t imprint too well and then, to add insult to injury, I dropped a big glop of mayo on Darth Vader’s face so I had to flip it over and have the back side of the bread facing out.


Preschooler Bento #272

Augie took his lunch to school in the kitty bento box on Thursday: cherries, snap peas, grape tomatoes, turkey hot dog chunks and half a whole wheat bun.

Wyatt had school lunch again because I wasn’t feeling so hot (I’ve had a cold for three weeks!) and I was moving too slow to get his lunch ready on time.


2nd Grader Bento #599

Today Wyatt had strips of garlic naan, a chicken leg leftover from dinner, grapes (we still have cherries but the kids are sick of them), carrots and ranch dip.

Augie had the same lunch in a different configuration. I cut the meat off the bone and threw in some snap peas, but otherwise it was the same. I totally forgot to take a picture though! I didn’t even realize until I took the photos off my camera just now. Ha!

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