Friday, August 13, 2010

Faux Lunchable? and my list for the market

Ahh, Lunchables. I loved them when I was a kid. Why don't I love them anymore? Because now I understand the Nutrition Facts label. ;)

So I drew some inspiration from a childhood favorite, for a little lunch:

  • Wheat Crackers (only ended up eating about half of these, eyes are too big for my stomach)
  • Watermelon in a silicon cup
  • Red Beet Egg
  • Half a leftover hot dog over some turkey, cheddar cheese beside that

This is definitely a child-like lunch!


We're going to the market in a few hours when my mom gets off work, and so far my list is:

  • Broccoli/Cauliflower (broccoli for me, cauliflower for sister)
  • 1 lb turkey
  • 6 Red Beet Eggs (6 for $3 at my favorite stand)
  • Red Grapes
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • 1/4 watermelon (last Friday we got a half, and it took us all week to finish)

That's pretty much it, unless something grabs our eye while we're there. Last week we got a block of cheese, which we're still eating....Everything else we buy at the grocery store on Sundays.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Clean out the fridge Bento

Towards the end of the week, it becomes very necessary to start cleaning out all the leftovers/anything that would go bad if it stuck around for too much longer.

In this lunch:
  • leftover crouton chicken (so good! probably not good for you though ;0)
  • the end of a dole salad bag with dressing
  • grapes and carrot sticks


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Band Camp Bento

AKA I'm-in-a-hurry-'cause-if-I'm-late-for-camp-they'll-KILL-me-so-I'd-better-get-this-bento-done. ;)

Still, I love packing a lunch and actually TAKING it somewhere!


  • Tuna on a sandwich round
  • leftover egg roll (which was still mostly frozen when I put it in, but thawed out by the time we ate)
  • baby carrots, grapes, and some almonds

In another small container, I also took some salad, and the only fork that would fit inside was this cute bunny fork! Dressing in the blue-lidded container.


Also check out What's for Lunch Wednesday for more lunches!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I am a child at heart...and stomach.

Ever since I became attracted to bento-style foods, lunches, etc., I've also been leaning towards cute little bite-size foods.

This especially came through in one lunch in particular:

I was running a little late and wanted something quick and easy (but still with a peanut butter fix). I settled for:
  • tuna wrap roll-ups
  • apple, celery, and carrot sticks
  • peanut butter
  • goldfish

Always something sweet, and something salty :)


Monday, August 9, 2010

Easy Breezy Peanut Butter Bento

Craving peanut butter? I sure am.

Today's bento:
  • Tuna on a sandwich round
  • Half an apple
  • peanut butter for dipping
  • animal crackers, carrot sticks, grapes


Muffin Tin Monday

This is my first Muffin Tin Monday. I toyed with the idea of it since I began making bentos (a lot of mommy bento bloggers post MTMs) but this was the first time I seriously attempted. It will definitely not be the last!

I used a mini muffin tin since it was just for me, and inside I had:

  • a leftover bisquick biscuit (say that five times fast)
  • some failed mac n cheese (Note to self: basil is not good in macaroni and cheese, and milk is your friend) (edit: I made some more to see if I could perfect the recipe...and this time I added too much milk.)
  • cheese flowers, with some great cheddar I got at the market (the orange pieces)
  • turkey roll-ups (another market find!)
  • baked tortilla chips. I burnt them. I'm not having a good oven day.

So, the next two mondays I'm at band camp all day, and after (ahhhh!). But hopefully I can still do some sort of muffin-tin breakfast type meal?


In other news, the bento box I ordered has officially been shipped out from Japan. They say shipping can take anywhere from 2-5 weeks, depending on where you live. In order to recieve the box before school starts, it has to come in 3 weeks, 3 days. Yikes. Cross your fingers for me!