Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Bringing Back the PlanetBox Bento

One of the kids mentioned that we hadn't used our PlanetBox in awhile.

The way the current kitchen is set up, it ended up on a top shelf and, you know the saying, out of sight, out of mind.  So we remedied that with this lunch.

Friday, October 5, 2018

A Boring Birthday Bento Lunch, and Cupcakes!

So the day after the girl's birthday, she needed a lunch for school.

But since it was the day after her birthday, she made mini cupcakes to share with her friends, so she definitely was not wanting a bigger lunch.  (Side note: If you haven't been reading here long, she is in high school and they are welcome to bring food to share.). The other thing she didn't know was that I was picking her up immediately after lunch to take her away for a birthday surprise weekend with our besties.  So between those two things, her birthday lunch is very very boring.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Treat Yourself with Dunkin’ Donuts Bottled Iced Coffee Pumpkin Spice

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. 
All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #DunkinPumpkinToGo

It's finally, officially fall in Colorado and it is definitely my favorite season.  I'm loving the cooler weather, the changing leaves, and of course, pumpkin spice everything.

But with fall, our family starts a whole new season of being busy, particularly with the kids.  This year, they each have one day at their charter school, plus the girl has two separate days at the local college.  There are also band rehearsals, Scouts, church, and soccer, along with the fact that they need to be driven to all these places.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Homemade Lunchable Bento Lunch

About half the time, my 15 year old eats like a 5 year old.  She's never been a big eater anyhow, and she still kind of grazes all day long.

But, since she has a lot on her schedule with her college classes, I usually make her food so I can be sure she will eat.  And finger foods are *still* the way to go with her.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Double Box Bento Lunch

The boy requested a sandwich last week, more on the lines of a sub, including several meats and cheese, as well as mayo.

I knew right away that it was not going to be able to be in a box near other foods, so we have our very first double box bento lunch!

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


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