This weekend in my mail I received these cute chopsticks! One of my friends put them in with a card swap for me. It was a nice surprise!
Also while I was out I did end up going back to Borders to get the bowl set that I thought was too babyish. Yeah I know. And they had a bento! And with my Borders rewards card, they were having a 33% off sale. So I got both of these for $13.00!
But now onto lunch. For my son's lunch I made him a palm tree. I hope he doesn't get too mad at me for this. But I said last week I was going to do something since he thought Friday's lunch was plain. The bark of the palm is made from cheese and the palms are snow peas. I sprinkled on some soy sauce and poppy seeds at the base of the tree. Also today we are trying Sweet Sour Red Wine Vinegar Chicken from Just Bento. I took time on Saturday and worked on a bento stash for the freezer. I portioned everything in cups and froze them. Worked well for this morning. I just spent WAY too much time with the palm tree and my alligator though.
Speaking my alligator. On my Paper Scraping Blog I had posted a card using this same alligator. I thought he was so cute that I wanted him to be in my lunch. I cut him out of cucumber. His floaty and snorkel are made from cheese. His eyes are black sesame seeds and his teeth are rice. It was a lot of work but it was fun. I would have loved to added more details but I was out of time.