15 June 2009

The Bento is Back

The bento is coming back. My bento-making-fun has been on a hiatus since Spud's daycare offers a hot lunch program. In a couple of weeks, Spud will be leaving daycare for a pre-K summer day camp program and there ain't no hot lunch program there. Even though it does add a bit to my already fairly packed schedule, I've missed making the bentos and am kind of excited about making them again.

I found these shots of some bentos I've managed to squeeze in here and there. The boy asks for them regularly and so I sometimes put them together for weekend outings.

· Orange slices
· Kalamata olives, pitted
· Cherry tomatoes, halved
· Chicken fingers, cut up
· Carrots

· Cheese sticks
· Grapes
· Carrots
· Sandwich: avocado, bacon, shrimp
· Skewers: bacon, shrimp, grape

· Pita strips
· Turkey slices rolled and skewered
· Carrots
· Green olives
· Shrimp
· Raspberries

· Cherry tomatoes
· Pepperoni
· Cheese slices
· Flower molded egg
· Chocolate chips
· Mini clementine orange

New Skewers
Anything on a Skewer
Bentolicious I
Bentolicious II
Bentolicious III