Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The final countdown...

School starts tomorrow and I am panicking on the bento front. I realize that my daughter's lunch box is going to get moved around a lot (they store them in a basket which is carried by 2 students to the lunchroom) which means the bento needs to be packed firm or the cuteness will get all messed up. I did a trial run with her new bento box set from Japan today, but you can see that the puppies will fall apart if I try this for school. Some cute ideas just won't work well on the go.

This lunch consisted of 2 mini heart doggie sammiches (turkey & ketchup with cheese ears & eyes- edible marker for the eyeball and M&M nose), edamame on a heart pick, cheese heart, some mixed nuts & raisins, grapes, and strawberry yogurt covered raisins (in green container) for dessert. Drink was 2 strawberry yogurt drinks picked up at the local Asian market.

I have 3 more small packages of bento supplies due to arrive later this week~ a nori punch, some food picks, and a box of stuff my sister picked up from Ichiban Kan.

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4 comments :

  1. Do you think the puppy face might stay intact if you put a layer of waxed paper or foil over it, then some crumpled tissue paper? It might be like unwrapping a lunch present for her...

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  2. I'll be thinking of you both tomorrow. Is there some sort of magic bento glue that will keep it all together? Cute lunch!

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  3. If you haven't already been doing this - glue the eyes and nose down with peanut butter if you are allowed. Also pack a bit tighter around the sandwich and everything should stay put. Maybe do 2 layers instead of 3 next time. it's cute!

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  4. Today's was packed tighter (with 3 layers), but the pnut bttr is a great idea! They have a pnut free table, so I can send her with it!

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