The Super Late Week in Bentos: December 16-20, 2013

by Wendy Copley on December 31, 2013

There was a lot of hustle and bustle the week before Christmas and this post got lost in the shuffle. But I’m determined to squeak the last lunches of 2013 onto the blog just under the wire:

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It was snowflake Monday at our house. Wyatt’s lunch was packed in a Laptop Lunches box and it was filled with chilly treats: a banana with a few snowflake sprinkles around it, white cheddar popcorn (with even more sprinkles), grapes on a snowflake pick and salami, cheddar and pesto sandwiches cut into snowflake shapes. I carved a few snowflakes into the skin of the banana with a sharp knife and  I also included two pieces of candy as a little treat.


Augie also had snowflakes in his lunch: salami snowflake sandwiches, clementine wedges with a few sprinkles, white cheddar popcorn (again with the snowflake sprinkles) and grapes on a snowflake pick. This was packed up in an EasyLunchboxes bento box.


Doh! We were in a big rush on Tuesday morning and I didn’t have time to take pictures of the boys lunches. They were pretty boring looking though, so no biggie. They each had leftover black bean and corn chili in a thermos, a cornbread muffin and a clementine.



Wednesday, Wyatt had this Santa-ish Yumbox: carrots, black bean dip, caramel corn with a reindeer decoration, an apple carved to look like a candy cane, holiday Goldfish crackers and salami spirals on Santa and Elf picks.


Santa Claus visited Augie’s lunch too: holiday Goldfish with a Santa ring in a square silicone cup, carrots, caramel corn in a rectangular silicone cup, a snap pea and tomato Christmas tree, clementine wedges, salami spirals and cherry tomatoes. This was packed in the PlanetBox.


Thursday, I kept the kids’ lunches super simple. Wyatt had a Laptop Lunches bento: oranges, banana, mini saltines, white cheddar popcorn and salami.

And Augie had a simple PlanetBox lunch: salami in a square silicone cup, clementine wedges, mini saltines, grapes and cucumbers.


And on the Friday, Augie had his last Christmas lunch of the year. I packed this one in our festive, green Lego bento box: cucumber slices, holiday goldfish in the smaller, white Lego box, clementines in a rectangular silicone cups, dried mango, cherry tomatoes and salami spirals on paper Santa picks that were tucked into a square silicone cup.

Wyatt wanted pizza so he had school lunch!

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope 2014 is the best year ever!

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