Lunch for Monday, February 28, 2011

Last day of February and into March we go.  Which for us around here means severe weather.  Even last night there was a tornado north of where I live and yesterday and today is rainy.  Dang I should have made a rainy day bento.  Oh well there is always tomorrow. 

For today's lunch I have white rice, chicken nuggets, an egg, green beans, carrots and a couple more of those mini banana nut muffins.  My grandmother always kept her banana nut bread in the frig and that is where I am keeping these muffins.  They last so much longer in there and the flavors just melt together.  mmmm 

Nothing too special about today's lunch except that I was able to use some of my new bento making supplies.  I was in a hurry this morning since the kid had to catch the bus 15 minutes earlier than usual.  The school is trying to makeup the 11 days they missed because of a blizzard a few weeks back.  So they decided to start school 15 minutes early and dismiss 15 minutes later.  The kid was not too happy about waking up earlier.

Lunch for Thursday, February 24, 2011

For today's lunch I actually spent a little bit of prep time in the evening to make myself a charaben.  I decided to make 2-D, the lead singer, from the band Gorillaz.  I love the Gorillaz even if they are a "virtual" band.  I enjoy the music and appreciate the talented people that sing and play in this band.  Maybe we'll see more band members in future bentos.

In this box I have white rice, carrots, green pepper, balsamic sesame chicken and a mini banana nut muffin.  2-D is made of beef bologna, cheddar cheese and nori.  Enjoy!

Lunch for Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The missing bento box has been found!!!  Yippee!!  I enlisted the help of the kids first hour teacher and she was able to locate it.  Mrs. Neumann you are our hero.  But then I found out the kid has been abusing his lunch account again and getting two cookies everyday with his hot lunch from school.  That means he is already out of lunch money for this two weeks.  Grrr. 

But enough of that, onto lunch for today.  Today I have leftover baked potato.  I cut it up and sprinkled some sea salt on it and added some chicks using a cookie cutter on sliced cheese, nori eyes and black sesame seed eyelashes.  Then I put some shredded cheese, butter, green onion and salsa in the other container.  I will just throw it all together and heat this up a little at lunch. 

My new chick container which came in a pack of 3 from the $1 store holds two eggs that I will probably eat for my breakfast.  The chick container is meant to be a candy container for Easter baskets but of course when I saw it I knew I could use it for a variety of things.  They also had bunny faces and carrots.  The bunny faces were not transparent but I still wish I had bought the other two styles.  When is too much stuff just that... too much?

Lunch for Tuesday, February 22, 2011

For lunch today I have a deconstructed sandwich using white bread, beef bologna and cheddar cheese. I am ready for spring so I wanted to make a flower garden.  I used a fondant cutter to cut the flowers and then added some small green ball picks. I separated my sandwich from the other items with some fake grass baran. Also in this box I have some green beans that were sautéed with garlic and green onion, carrots and a mini banana nut muffin.

And I am sad to say the kid lost his bento box when leaving school yesterday. I have emailed one of his teachers and hopefully they can find it. I am really upset about this because I don't think they make that color anymore. ugh. But that just means I will not make anymore lunches for him. Well, unless they find his bento box because I am not letting his use one of mine.

Lunch for Monday, February 21, 2011

This last weekend was such a whirlwind.  I went to visit my parents and got my hair cut, a manicure, my first ever pedicure, went out to eat with many family and friends and went shopping with my mother.  Glad to be home.

For today's lunch I am still trying to make them cuter.  I realized I needed to put just a little extra effort into them to make myself happy.  And while preparing my lunch this morning the kid decided he wanted a lunch too.  So I had to half some of my foods so that he could catch the bus in time and so I could get to work.

Today we have udon noodles, tamagoyaki, stem mushrooms with green onion, carrots, broccoli, mini banana nut muffins.  The picture of my lunch I took at home looked very bad so I retook a photo at my desk.  It's not great but it's a lot clearer than the other one I took.  I hope everyone else had a great weekend.

the kids lunch

my lunch

Lunch for Friday, February 18, 2011

For today's lunch have a sandwich, green beans, carrots, sweet gherkin pickles and a mini banana nut muffin.  I made the muffins last night and one batch made a lot.  I used a paw cookie cutter and turned it upside down to make my mushroom looking people.  Still waiting for my bento supplies to arrive to make better faces.

Lunch for Thursday, February 17, 2011

For today's lunch I made some white rice, chicken breast cooked in 7-Up Marinade, carrots, broccoli and grapes.  I made the flourish using a green onion.  Kind of looks like some wild grass behind a rock.  I hadn't made rice in a long time because I was trying to watch calories but it makes such a great backdrop for cute lunches.  Ugh the agnoy... cute lunch or less carbs.

Lunch for Tuesday, February 15, 2011

For today's lunch I have frozen chicken nuggets that will thaw out by lunch, carrots, broccoli, grapes and yes folks those are Girl Scout cookies.  Yum yum!  And hopefully soon I will get to making cuter lunches again.  I received some money for my birthday and I purchased a few items from my bento wish list.  Can't wait until they arrive!

Lunch for Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Being snowed in sure has taken a toll on my bento making.  I missed 4 days of work and we are suppose to get another snow storm this evening.  Ugh!  But for today I made it into work and I took the kid with me.  And I made us both bento's.  We have dumplings, red wine vinegar chicken, carrots, broccoli, grapes and strawberries.  Hope everyone stays warm!

my lunch

the kids lunch