Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Today's Bento

This bento stuff is fun.  I never looked forward to making my girl's lunches until now!  It's like I get to play...anyways...Today's bento has a singing bird theme.  I usually do not buy the orange slices of cheese wrapped in cellophane...but my husband grumped enough that "it's the only cheese I like on scrambled eggs", I bought a pack and funny enough....Byron has ate very little and this pack is lasting forever (another reason why it scares me).  I don't think it's quite as good as he remembered. 

It does make great little cut out bird for the top of the homemade bread ham sandwiches.  The recipe for the bread is HERE.  I also use this bread recipe to make my sub rolls.  I use 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 white.
I added a little musical note pick with olives to show how the birds are just sing their little hearts out!
The babybel cheese also has a cut out of the bird in it's red wax.  There are some carrot sticks, some Zap's (chips), and praline pecans (pecans from my tree this fall).  My girls gave their gushing approval! 
This is one of the many reasons why I pack my girls lunches:  Pink Slime.  Recently Talia came home and informed me that she couldn't bring her refillable water bottle anymore.  She had to bring a "factory sealed drink" or it would be confiscated.  Apparently to avoid children bringing "banned drinks" to school such as alcohol or coke.  Sighhhhhhh.....Please, Please common sense prevail!!!!  I guess I'll have to call the school..........


JeanSkirtGirl said...

I love the girls lunches looks sooo yummy!! Great pic's.. And wow I guess u should call the school before u get to busy :) love carmencita

LindaM said...

Nice Bentos! Its been awhile since I made a proper one myself. After seeing yours, I'm feeling inspired.
The alcohol in water trick happened at my childrens school in 7th and 8th grade. It continues in high school. Opened water containers were not banned in either case. I hope you can reason with the school:)