Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Nothing like blogging makes you realize how fast the days whiz by. You log in and see - It's been almost two weeks since my last post? a month before that?? a year?! haha.
anyways... life certainly is full, but about all I can handle lately to document is snapping a cell phone shot of the latest bento before it bounces out the door... and then not get back here to the blog to post any...
This bento lunch is from Thurs Oct 6... a day both M and I stayed home sick and it was made to cheer us both up. and it worked. Bentos are powerful things!
The details... Packed in a Lunchbots Uno ... sealed sandwich with leaf cheeses, an icing owl, jerky beef, carrots, ants-on-a-log celery, Hershey kisses, red grapes, strawberry, yellow cherry tomatoes.
Saturday, October 08, 2011
A little snack for the road trip to the scout camp-a-ree (or whatever it's called) today that the husband & M are headed to. It's 120 miles of empty country between here and there, so I know food is called for ;)
In the Lunchbots box: owl sandwich (cheese, chocolate chips and candy corn for features), grape tomato pumpkins, pumpkin marshmallows, strawberry, and jerky.
Posted to the Bento of the Week 3 Theme: Pumpkins for a little blog fun. :)
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
It had been a constant, seven year battle to get Mark to eat enough-literally, his whole life. I don't know where my head was that I was thinking he went to school and just started magically started eating all of what they were serving?? So, I had to bite the bullet and make it a priority to send a lunch *ev*er*y*morn*ing* . Bento was a natural attraction and it made it fun for me to pack and appealing for Mark to get more calories/better nutrition than the easier route of school lunch.
I had known of bento for some time, thanks to the wonderful world wide web :D, but more as a curiosity/interest and an art form (seriously, google bento and surf the images!) It wasn't in my realm of considering it as something I'd do on any kind of regular basis. But coinciding with beginning our packed lunch routine (surfing to find an alternative to sandwich idea, probably) I clicked on this blog: anotherlunch.com and it jelled with what I was doing for Mark, and started us on our bento journey.
I did not take any pics until the lunch of April 27, when I'd posted on Facebook that I'd made onigiri for the first time, pictured above. That lunch consisted of jerky bites in a silicon cup heart, cookie dough protein bar cut in half, strawberries with leaf picks, red grapes with panda picks, steamed carrot flowers and the onigiri with fruit leather features, all packed in a Lock & Lock brand square box. He would have had milk or yogurt packed alongside.
The rest of our bento story will be continued...
Thursday, September 01, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Earlier in the summer I won this cool little set from Sonoma Bento's blogiversary... 'twas my first 'real' bento box :) . Above you see its debut.
Mark treats it like an unfolding treasure box- very fun to see. Took me this long to post since the pics were in my camera and not my phone. HA.
Note to self: Refrain from ever again saying 'I never win anything'. Yay!
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Something my friend Terra said "Living = enthusiastic response in the positive" in explanation of using it as a one word affirmation has been running through my head ever since.