Today is the kids last day of school. He had the option of eating Chick-fil-a, a sack lunch from the cafeteria or bringing a lunch from home. I was surprised when he requested that I make spring rolls for his lunch. I figured he would want Chick-fil-a. So being the mom I am I made spring rolls this morning. Now all of his had to be disposable so I placed the spring rolls in wax paper and the grapes in a ziplock bag and placed all of it in a plain gift bag. Last night he told me that someone at his school asked if I was a chef. He said he told them yes I was. And he had a friend over last night telling me how cool the kid's lunches were. Ahh I felt pride in that.
For the spring rolls I took some rice paper wraps and laid down some napa cabbage and bibb lettuce. Then I placed some cellophane noodles, chicken, cucumber, carrots, peanuts and mint. While rolling these up I remember how much the rice paper likes to stick to itself. It was a struggle but I managed. I also made a peanut dipping sauce to go with them.
Now my lunch got to go into a new bento. This set has skulls and crossbones on it. A really cool ebay purchase. I added a few grape tomatoes to fill the gaps. I am very much looking forward to eating this lunch today. Yummy.