Thursday, September 13, 2018

Easy Dinosaur Bento Lunch

Bentos definitely don't have to be complicated.

For the most part, ours are not.  It's just a matter of having a few of the right tools and a sandwich cutter or two is a must-have for your kitchen.  A pack of cute food picks helps too, and your lunch is much cuter with just 5 seconds of extra thought!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Throwback Bento Box

Up on the top shelf of my bento cupboard, I still have a handful of more traditional style bento boxes.

I still love them, but lately, dishwasher safe is always the winning plan.  One of my favorites is the original red Hello Kitty box that I bought for my girl when she was in kindergarten.  I moved a few things the other day, saw it, and she said she had to take it with her to school

Friday, September 7, 2018

How Much Can You Fit in a Bentgo Kids Box?

This little BentgoKids box is decidedly deceptive.  It seems like it holds just enough food for a preschooler, yet with a few judicious choices, it holds more than enough food for a lunch.  

Cutting the sandwich in half was key to adding space, but there's a fair amount of food in this one!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Back to School Bear Sandwich Bento Lunch

The other kid went back to school the day after her brother.  She actually started her two days/week dual enrollment college classes a few days prior, but I was informed that her official back to school date was her part-time charter school.

She requested "something cute" and I went with something cute.  (Tutorial coming soon, I have to remake it to get photos for my readers.)

Friday, August 31, 2018

Back to School Bento Lunch

What happens when back to school also coincides with 3 days after getting braces put on?  (Yes, two kids in braces at the same time.  I'm lucky like that.)

Well, at least I had some softer options in the house since this is not my first rodeo.  It's not a super exciting back to school lunch, but at least it was food he could eat!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Happy Pandas Bento Lunch

School is just about to start here in Colorado, so it's perfectly timed with the last bento lunch photos from last year I have saved.

I think this is the first year we haven't picked up any new gear, but my cupboards are overflowing, so hopefully I'll still have some cute ideas.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Instant Pot Buffalo-Style Meatballs

A few weeks ago, we were looking for a slightly different idea for dinner when I saw a recipe for Buffalo meatballs.

Since it's summer, I definitely knew I didn't want to turn the oven on and I also really didn't want to make meatballs from scratch.  I always have frozen meatballs on hand, so with a few tweaks, I was able to have Buffalo meatballs on the table within the hour!


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