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Adventures in Bento: October 20-24, 2014

on October 24, 2014

It seems a little weird to be posting a weekly bento post after just posting one yesterday, but I guess that’s what happens when you’re dreadfully late. ๐Ÿ™‚ However, this post is on time, so score one for Cristi!

This week’s bentos are fairly simple because I am still having to dedicate a great deal of my time and energy to the needs of my FIL. But, I did manage to make lunches each day this week, and that’s always a good thing. So, without further ado…


Monday’s lunch was met with dinosaurs! I pulled out my EvriHolder DynoBytes Sandwich Cutter and gave the girls each one dinosaur PB&J. He must be an ex-dinosaur, though, because he’s swimming with the fishes. (See what I did there? Wait, it gets worse…) I guess you could say he was….extinct. (Nope, the jokes don’t ever get any better):)

I also threw in some yogurt in the rectangular container, but I was not put together enough to take the photo with the lid off. Sorry about that. On the top tier there are some green grapes with a scarecrow pick and blueberries in the silicon cup. I’m a little sad that the blueberry season is over because blueberries are awesome for bento lunches. On the other side of the tier, I placed a few skeleton cookies. The box said they are skeleton cookies, but, if I’m really honest, they look like a butterfly and dog bones.

(Side note about the yogurt. I was a dunderhead and forgot to include spoons in the girls’ lunchboxes, so they both brought home their yogurt uneaten.)(And then lectured me on how I need to make sure I include a spoon the next time ๐Ÿ™‚ )


Tuesday we had bats. I used the bat from my Wilton 4-Piece Grippy Halloween Cookie Cutter Set for the main bat. Because I could, I made him a vampire bat, complete with teeth and a little blood. This was done with my Wilton Food Writer Edible Color Markers and Wilton Candy Eyeballs. I find it can be hard to write on this kind of bread because it tears, but if I’m careful I can manage it. If you’re a detail oriented person, you might have noticed that there is another small bat sandwich in there. I don’t know where this cutter came from, but it’s the perfect size to ensure that I don’t waste any bread. In the top tier I used a few of my fruit shaped silicon cups that I got on my last trip to Daiso and filled them with blueberries and raspberries. (Ralphs had raspberries for $1, so I bought several cartons. Be prepared to see a lot of raspberries in the rest of this week’s lunches) In the little blue silicon cup are Haribo Gold-Bears Minis. Some of you may know that I’m a knitter and there is a German yarn dyer that includes a bag or two of these in every order. Whenever I get them, I let the girls have them. One package is perfect for their lunch treat. Lastly, I tossed in a few of Trader Joe’s Ritz-like crackers.


Wednesday was a hard day to make lunches for some reason. I was lacking inspiration, so things are simple. I used a pumpkin cutter for the PB&J, added a container of yogurt and some Lotte Koala Cookie in an apple silicon cup. On the top tier there are the last of the blueberries and a large-ish amount of raspberries with a leaf pick. The other side holds some pretzel sticks and the last of the grape tomatoes. Thankfully, this day I remembered the spoon, so the yogurt was eaten.


Yesterday we continued on the Halloween shaped PB&J sandwiches with a Frankenstein head and two small bats. I filled in the leftover space with a few pretzel sticks. Tatem requested applesauce with lunch, so I put some in a rectangle container. Next to the applesauce is a half of a fruit leather from Trader Joe’s. The other side holds a slew of raspberries. I bought, I think, four containers of raspberries because the price was so awesome, but I forget every time that they will only be good for a few days. So, the raspberries needed to get eaten before they went bad. That’s why there are so many. For a treat I gave the girls a few of the citrus gumdrops from Trader Joe’s in a small silicon cup.


Today I am exhausted, so I went super easy with lunches. I opened a can of Chef Boyardee Whole Grain Abc's & 123's with Meatballs and split it between the girls. This meant that I could use some of those small bento boxes I got from Daiso finally. In the small box I tossed the last of the raspberries and a few green grapes. I added a Halloween pick and put a few raisins inside it. Then, as a treat, I tossed in two Milkita Strawberry Milk Candy. The girls love these and I have to admit that they are really tasty.

So, that’s lunches for this week. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


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