Thursday, June 19, 2008

BENTO #79 & #80

I was thinking aloud last night about packing #3's Bento box. Being an extremely picky eater, I couldn't think of anything other than her favorite tuna sandwiches and Oreo biscuits. How does one survive only on such limited food???

Oh! And #3 likes her food hot and literally pukes when served cold food. Biscuits, sandwiches and sorts are okay but otherwise, her stomach just convulses and the food cannot or refused to be consumed.

#2 suggested that I spread the soft 'President herb cheese' on her sandwich. "Huh?? When did she learn to eat that, I asked". Apparently the two of them had tea together yesterday and #3 tasted the sister's cheese sandwich and enjoyed it. #3 even chipped in and agreed that I should pack the herb cheese sandwich for her. Viola!! Another item added to her consumption list! LOL!!!

You can see below, the blue dog oshibori box and #3's simple Bento. President Herb cheese sandwiches cut into tulips and elephant shape and her favorite peanuts. You can't see the elephant shape because I was in a hurry and didn't have time to place the items properly. There is even a sandwich cut into a shape of an apple (hidden).

Salad days are back! Yesterday, #2 specifically asked for vegetables. Nothing heavy okay mum? I finish at 2.00p.m. after a quick Choir run-through and I'll be back for lunch. Okie dokie...instructions taken, so it's just Asparagus spears, plum cherry tomatoes with baby corns. Lots of hard veggies and crabsticks with a little tub of salad cream in this traditional looking Bento box.

In the bottom box, I put in two pieces of fruit cake (laden with lots of Brandy) and some home made chocolate chip cookies.

Before I could grab a strap for the Bentos. #2 took hold of this white fluffy one and declared that she wanted it for her box. Sure thing, there are lots to choose from so no need to fight.

I used the matching clickety click Bento strap for the matching box for #3.

All at peace and off we went to school!!!


Nightwing said...

Hi there.

You are really a supermom..:)

Thanks again for sharing.

Take care now and God bless.

Bento Pet said...

nightwing: Supermom!! Wow! I wish so! You take care too!

KAY said...

Kids these days are so lucky. I never really had a choice of what I wanted to eat when I was little. Must be happy kids you got. Are they the only one who brings bento or their friend does too?

allthingspurple said...

i love the way you fix the cherry and the corn on the stick.

3lilangels said...

You made vegies look so pretty and delectable. I wonder if it'll work on my kids.... am taking up on your earlier advice to serve with salad sauce first.


Rachel said...

wow! they looks so yummy! #2 got very good taste! Its goes so well with the bento box : )

LZmommy said...

I Like the way you did for the salad on sticks :)

Bento Pet said...

kay: I started packing Bento almost a year ago for #1. She asked for packed food and I stumbled onto Bentos and went on a Bento frenzy.

It's a novelty for my kids and it's grown on the two younger sisters as well.

Whilst #1 has moved on to college and out of packed food, #2 & #3 look forward to their packed bentos.

In school, lots of other kids bring packed foods in all forms. I haven't heard anything negative from them about bringing their bentos to school yet.

In fact their friends drool at the variety of food my kids have in their bento. Yeah! Happy kids make a happy mum too!

Bento Pet said...

allthingspurple: My daughter loves cherry tomatoes and vegetables! Running out of ideas very fast.

Bento Pet said...

3lilangels: The Japanese Kewpie mayo is quite popular with kids too.

Bento Pet said...

rachel: Yeah! Good taste and a fussy one too!

Bento Pet said...

lzmommy: Very simple, just cut and poke only. Fruits and veggies also can.


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