Sunday, September 5, 2010

Simple Little Airplane Bento for Ben

Bentos can be really really simple if you want them to be, exceptionally simple actually! And cute stuff can be kept to a minimum (or, I suppose, not at all, but that wouldn't be much fun now, would it?).

Ben has a stuffed corndog muffin with a cheese airplane on top--one cookie cutter, one slice of cheese, one cut, and we've got an airplane! Behind that, he has some carrot & celery sticks, to go with the little yellow container of dip in the bottom right corner. He has pineapple and blackberries, and a homemade peach/apple fruit roll up.

While I didn't time the actual bento making process, I had the muffin made, the roll ups made, and the fruit/veggies already diced in my fridge. The little cheese plane didn't require a whole lot of mental effort. ;o)


  1. i agree with the whole time aspect. once you start making bentos they are a breeze. i can get three done now in less than 20 minutes, once i do my grocery shopping i chopped and cut all my fruit and veggies so everything is in containers ready to go into my kids boxes. and using a cookie cutter takes just a few seconds. i love your blog and i love making bentos!! :)

  2. Your bento boxes are really outstanding. I'm sure they make your daughter's lunches a special affair. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  3. Yes, the cheese characters and shapes really jazz things up ... or 'cutify' a bento. I do look forward to what shape you are going to do next so I know your kids must! I have to ask, how DO you get them to eat celery? lol

  4. Looks like the plane is going to crash into the carrot trees, lol



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