Thursday, March 23, 2017

Soft Pretzel Snack Bento

Last shopping trip, I found a four pack of fresh bakery pretzels on sale at the grocery store.  They said "Buy us," so I did.

I realized they would be perfect for a different kind of snack bento, and that was their destiny.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Leftovers to Lunchs - Sub Sandwich Bento

A few weeks ago, one of the sub places by our house was doing a special for jumbo sized subs for only $5.  The kids and I decided that it was time we tried it out.

Now when they said jumbo?  They might have meant "Enough to feed an army."  We ordered three (2 hot, 1 cold) and had enough for dinner, lunch the next day, and two bento lunches.  The picture? Each piece is maybe 1/8 of the whole sandwich.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Be Our Guest Lunch and Beauty & the Beast Review

The kids and I went to see the media preview of Beauty and the Beast on Tuesday.  It's been one of my most anticipated Disney films this year and it definitely did not disappoint.

I also promised the girl that we would come up with a Beauty and the Beast inspired lunch for this week and she reminded me that I did happen to have some teeny tiny teapot and cup cookie cutters ...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

An Old Favorite - Egg Salad Pocket Bento

Egg salad has long been a kid favorite around here, but I haven't had much luck finding the mini pita breads I used to buy years ago.  I decided that one potential option would be to make it on regular pita breads and Faith immediately claimed the idea for her lunch.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Super Salad Bento Lunch

So the girl and I decided that if she wants to take salads, we're going to figure out a way to up the protein content a bit.

As luck would have it, while we were at the grocery store picking up the salad fixings, the deli was putting lots of yummy things on markdown, including some plain chicken bites!  We bought all they had on sale and froze it in portions for future salads.  I also boiled eggs for her in the Instant Pot, since she wanted both egg in her salad and egg salad.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Lunch Should Be Cute Bento

Things that make me happy?  When my 14 year old still would much rather have something cute for lunch!

She mentioned the other day that she needed a cute lunch because an old friend asked her about them.   I'm fairly happy to oblige.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Pancake Day, Pancake Night!

February is National Hot Breakfast Month and since it's also Pancake Tuesday, we're feeling the need to send it out with a bang!  Krusteaz sent us a great package to help and the kids picked blueberry pancakes.


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