Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Everyone should play with their food!

This is from Rob's bento for yesterday - I had a little fun with it - can you tell? :)

I recently bought some new food markers at the grocery store that I discovered with the cake decorations and candles.  These are much more fluid than the ones I purchased previously - which I found to be both a good thing and a bad thing.

I used them directly on the press part of the sandwich cutters rather than on the bread (except for the little bit of extra coloring I did on the one flower - hehe).  I was a little concerned that the color would dry too quickly, but it seemed to work great.

Here is the full bento.  I packed it earlier than usual since we were going to see Flogging Molly Monday night :)  The show was awesome - love them! :)

The tuna sammies are just propped up on a plain organic spring green salad.  He also had his light ranch dressing for the salad once he ate the sammies.

In the other tier he has a homemade carrot salad - I even grated the carrots instead of buying shredded carrot :)  He also has fresh pineapple and strawberries.

This was Monday's bento. 
Amazingly, I did not pack one bento last week :o

He has his usual salad w/ the ham, turkey and swiss pinwheels and a car shaped boiled egg (sliced to make it easier to eat), strawberries, pineapple, hummus and celery and carrot sticks.

This is one of Kat's bento from last week.  One of my favorite meals is simply homemade guacamole and baked tostitos - yummy!

I use plenty of lime juice so that leftovers don't brown before the following day, so she was able to take some in this bento.

In the other tier she has a homemade apple and poppyseed slaw I had made over the previous weekend, edamame and plum.

The slaw was really good, though over the following days, it did get a little watery - but still tasted great (maybe because I use light and fat free products?)

The recipe for the slaw can be found here:

I used apple cider instead of the apple juice concentrate because that's just what I had.

This is another of Kat's bento from last week.

She has dumplings and sauce in the kiwi container, bean sprout namul that she made, strawberries and stuffed banana leaves we purchased frozen at the Asian market.

Below are some photos of bento we have packed over the last 2 months - I am going to forego the descriptions - at least for now, but wanted to get them on here :)

First, bento I packed for Rob:

And Kat's:

And Ahmetia's couple:

Stay tuned for that 50 Followers Contest!  I plan to post that very soon! :)


  1. Goodness that is a lot of bento! All looking super delicious :D I love the cute animal sandwiches!

  2. Thanks :) I was so bad not to post for like 2 months :o There were also some lost pictures etc.

    I got the sandwich cutters for my daughter, but she never really used them, so I finally started using them myself! lol

  3. Wow, what an amazing array of bentos!!! Each one looks so perfectly packed and delicious!

  4. Thanks Susan :) They're nowhere near your caliber, but as long as they're enjoyed, I'm happy! :)

  5. Where could I find a Jack Skellinton Bento Box like Kat's?

  6. i seriously wish i had the time and patience for bento making!!! can you send over some tammy powers to me? ;)

  7. Wow! Those bento are amazing ... I never saw so many bentos in one post hehehe, cool! I love you do the experiment with food marker. We don't have it here, thanks to show it to us :)

  8. Thanks Lia! I love YOUR bentos! Just read your egg sheet tutorial today and now am trying to think how I want to try them out myself :)