Monday, May 24, 2010

Baby Bento

The past few weeks have been such a blurr I'm not sure when she had this bento. I've used this box so often for her that if she sees it, she expects food inside. My baby is an excellent eater!

Almond butter and Jam sandwiches on whole wheat. Toddler crackers, cheese cubes, strawberries and blueberries. I haven't been able to get her to eat a blueberry yet. I'll keep offering them to her. Eventually she will eat one, right? lol.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mama and Baby Bento.

I had to throw together a fast bento so baby girl and I could head out. She has a PB&J, bananas, and strawberries. She didn't eat any of the fruit. She was busy!

My bento has a turkey and cream cheese sandwich, bananas, strawberries, and blueberries below. I also have carrots, and sugar snap peas. I was able to eat some of my sandwich but I did have to share. :) I'm getting used to not being able to eat my whole meal, a good portion goes down bento baby's tummy. And I LOVE it!
The sandwich bento box is new. I enjoyed it but the latch is a little hard to work with an active little one.

Friday, May 14, 2010

BentoBaby's first homemade bento lunch!

My first opportunity to pack BentoBaby a homemade bento. (our foster daughter has been nicknamed 'BentoBaby' by some wonderful friends of mine)

J's bento and mine.
J has two mini pb&j sandwiches, yogurt covered raisins (gap filler, only use with a cooler these things melt easily) avocado, ravioli, a baybel cheese, strawberries, sunflower seeds with chocolate chips, almonds, and goldfish. I have the same thing without nuts and seeds.

BentoBaby's bento.
She has ravoli, strawberry pieces, avocado, and a pb&j. She tried the avocado but spit it back out, lol. She didn't want anything to do with the strawberries even though she loves the freeze dried kind. BentoBaby ate her little sandwich (given to her in small pieces) and her raviolis, she also ate one of my sandwiches, a pureed fruit squeezie, freeze dried fruit, and a few goldfish. We'll keep offering her strawberries and avocado and maybe some day she'll eat them.
While at lunch i took a moment to watch my husband and baby eat the bento I had made for them, sharing and laughing. It was a moment of pure joy, long awaited and I cherish it.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Baby's First Bento!

Check it out! Baby girl's first bento! I haven't been able to use it yet, but I will soon!

eventually I will be making bentos for her daycare but that will be in a few weeks. I'll have time to find out her appetite and likes and dislikes. We're so excited to finally have her in our home, and I cant make her bentos!

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Tomorrow everything changes, or nothing changes. There is no halfway. Tomorrow we find out if our lives will be forever changed or go on the same. Tomorrow we find out if we will welcome a baby into our foster-to-adopt home. What an amazing day.

Friday, May 7, 2010

My lunch Bento

I went ahead and made a bento. I'm glad I did, I found the process soothing. Plus I finally used the furikake I had purchased a month ago. I'd tried a different type of furikake that I didn't enjoy but this stuff was GOOD. I ate the other rice ball that wouldn't fit in the bento, and I still want more. Yum!

Top tier has raspberries, carrots, strawberries, raisins, and two chocolate chip cookies.
Bottom has turkey onigiri (i tried to put a nori face on there but it didn't work, so I sprinkled a little furikake on top) turkey, carrots, and a furikake rice ball. YUM!


Still waiting to hear back about the foster baby. The upside is my house is CLEAN. Now if I can summon the energy to maintain this level of clean I'll be all set!

Sorry no Bentos! Maybe i'll attempt one today, of course that would interrupt the day long couch fest I was looking forward to. After a week and half of getting ready for the worker's (hour long mind you!) visit, I'm exhausted!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Bento for big and little, and me!

A week ago we took hubby's little out for the day. It was a long tiring day and I wanted to make sure we had a filling lunch. Plus perfect time to try out my new bento supplies! I ran short on time, my very manly husband actually placed the nori faces on the food. That is love!

Little's bento, and mine. We both have turkey cheddar sandwiches, goldfish, strawberries, and a piece of Sin Dawg.

Then we have turkey stuffed 0nigiri, pot stickers, and carrots. Hubby's little is 9, and he made a BIG fuss about not liking rice. So I purposely packed onigiri for lunch. The kid devored it, he loved eating the nori face off his rice. It was awesome!

Hubby has the same thing with a broccoli addition.