Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mini-Sandwich Bento for Faith!

Headed out the other day to run a few errands and my mom had to stop into the grocery store. While there, I discovered a really interesting product called "Mini Sliders". Apparently, they are supposed to be for mini-hamburgers, but they had all sorts of bento-ish possibilities so I had to have a pack. Even better, they had a short ingredient list and were HFCS-free (again, we're not completely HFCS free, but I try to limit it if possible.

The little breads are only about 2 inches in diameter and remind me of the sandwich rounds we are obsessed with at home, so cute!


Miss Faith had a ham/cheese/lettuce sandwich on the mini-slider buns, some carrots & cucumber, a piece of apple-cinnamon granola bars that I had made for the car trip, and a boiled egg with a kitty face (not bad for not having my bento supplies on hand, isn't it?). On the other side of the box, she had a fruit salad--cantaloupe, pineapple, watermelon, blueberries, strawberries, green grapes, and raspberries. I think she could subsist on fruit salad.



A close-up of the mini slider sandwich! It's just darling, we love mini things around here. I actually had it on a saucer (not a regular plate) for this picture. It fit right where the base of the tea cup should be. As for the pick, I didn't bring decorative items with me, so Faith & I made a few of our own thanks to an idea from the Yum Yum Bento book I received. Review coming soon, it's amazing!!!

Since we are in Canada, I promised I'd try to use Canadian things to show that you can find bento goodies here--box is from the Dollarama and has Dora on the lid & a removable divider, the sliders are President's Choice brand (Canadian grocery), the pick we made with some scrapbook paper & stickers from the $1 store too!

6 comments:

  1. "a boiled egg with a kitty face?"

    I've heard of having egg on one's face, but not a face on one's egg!

    I'm just starting to learn about bento meals, and this one looks pretty interesting and tasty.

    Jim

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  2. I have totally been thinking about getting some of these little mini-buns to try. I was actually planning a "mini-size-me" meal one day and thought they would be perfect.

    I'm totally loving your idea too and if I use these instead of regular bread then maybe I won't feel so guilty about the kids not eating their crusts on regular sandwich bread!

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  3. Great box and love that your still doing boxes on vacation! I'd miss your posts if you didn't :)

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  4. Cute! I love the mini sandwich rounds! :D Lunch looks delicious!

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  5. I LOVE those mini breads! Great lunch!

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  6. The mini slider sandwich is just so perfect for bento! You made the adorable little teddy flag on the sandwich? So cute!

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