Bento Lunches for My Dad

The other morning, I woke up to a text from my mom saying "See, we use the containers you bought us!" accompanied by pictures of lunches for my dad.  I actually really liked them, so texted back requesting larger files I could use here on the blog.

For reference, my dad works shift work--two weeks of night shifts, followed by a week of afternoons.  He takes soup, yogurt, and other snacks to go with his main meals, and they usually cook extra at dinner for his work lunches.

In this lunch, they had made chicken sausages on the grill for dinner, so cooked two extras for a lunch.  He does have microwave access at work, so he's able to warm them back up for lunch.  The smaller left and middle containers are filled with garden salad, directly from their insanely producing garden (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onions, and green peppers are backyard grown).   He also takes salad dressing, but in a separate tightly sealed container.  The right container is fresh blueberries and strawberries, but from the market since they don't grow fruits.

Since I liked that one, my mom also sent me the next day's lunch.  Once again, they made more at dinner to fill in the lunchbox.  The top container is fajitas, made with garden peppers and onions, plus steak (I think) and a few extra garden tomatoes.  The smaller containers are Mexican style rice, more garden veggies, and non-garden cantaloupe and strawberries.

These containers are Happy Lunchboxes, which seem to be one of my dad's favorites.  They're dishwasher safe and seal tightly for work bag.  I bought a set for my SIL too, after she saw my dad's.