Leftover bento

Things have been nutso... so what's new, right? and the bento lunches have been put on hold since I got out of the hospital.

Finally made some, nothing too fancy but the girls will like them.

For all of you who feel like you can't make bento lunches until you get the right equipment, you'll notice I have added a picture of a bento we made in a simple tupperware clone type container that we got in the dollar store. You don't need a special or fancy box, just a variety of foods, a bit of an imagination and a little time. All 3 bentos have the same ingredients- yes it is a miracle. ;)

Dawn made Casey's favorite- chicken-fried steak 
and they like the cold leftovers better than eating it hot. Along with the c-f steak are breadsticks, string cheese, baby carrots, snow peas, lychee & blueberries.


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47 comments:

  1. mmmmmm. Now Im hungry :O)

    -Meaghan

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  2. Thanks for sharing your story, but you forgot to leave an e-mail address! You have until 12:00 midnight (ET) on 10/13/08!

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  3. I love this idea...I scrolled to the next page to figure out just what was "bento". We love japanese food. both kids actually love sushi and I love the idea of a bento box...but I think I would need the rules taped to my hand the whole time I was making the lunch. Today my daughter brought to lunch...apples, peanut butter, a granola bar, string cheese and a handful of pistachios....no veggies...I failed! She loves cucumbers though. I never thought to put flower ones in her lunch. She will love that.

    Ok..long comment...sorry. Thanks for stopping by my site and for the comment and for the Bento Lunch idea. I love it. We are always trying to eat healthier!

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  4. That looks awesome! My kids sandwiches are looking PREtty
    P A T H E T I C!

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  5. Hi...I am here!!!
    You have a great blog and that looks yummy! This looks doable for me!

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  6. I just got my Bento box! I had to have it but now have to figure out what to put in it!
    LOL..Hubby said "That's for a kid; that's not big enough for an adults lunch!"

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  7. your bento box lunches look amazing! How creative.

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  8. So interesting...I'm gonna have to try this!

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  9. Oh wow, that's one awesome lunch box!
    I need one of those! :)

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  10. So cute! My older girls usually buy their lunches at school, and my little one doesn't go to school yet. I think the bento style lunches are a great idea, and I plan to send them with my baby when she starts school in a few years.

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  11. Oh that's looks so fabulous! What a great idea. I don't really need this one yet since my little one is well, little. I'll have to keep it in my brain though!

    All this talk of bento has me craaaaving some sushi!!!

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  12. Okay, I have to google Bento because I have no idea what it is. I did scroll down your blog, am still kinda clueless, but I love all the pretty pictures of food. I'm really hungry right now also!

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  13. Beautiful and yummy. Win/Win.

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  14. Awwwwwww!!! I miss Bento!!!

    I am from Japan who grew up with bento lunch. I still make them when my fam and I go to the beach, but I don't have the box...

    Great stuff you put them in.. Now I'm soo hungry:D

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  15. that was super cute!

    whats a bento?

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  16. Thanks for visiting my blog! Umm, I am going to have to google Bento too so I understand this but it looks yummy.

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  17. What a fantastic idea!

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  18. What a great idea! I'll have to try it sometimes! I'm visiting from SITS!
    Jennifer

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  19. Glad you stopped by my page.
    I love your's, I'll for sure have to check in with you often...
    Have a good night.

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  20. Thanks for stopping by! I absolutely love your bento lunch idea. What a fun way to liven up lunch for the kiddos!

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  21. It's so funny how if it is packaged like this, my kids will eat it!!

    Thanks for sharing in my SITS day with me!

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  22. This may sounds like a dumb question, but is there lids for the separate containers. I use re-usable containers for my girls lunches. I don't like the plastic baggies and the trash they are at the end.
    How do you keep everything from getting all jumbled up.
    I love your idea about dipping the peanut butter in chocolate. I hadn't thought of that and I'll do it next time. Chocolate and peanut butter are our favorites!
    I'm glad you came to my blog. I have bookmarked yours also. I'm always looking for lunch ideas for my 2 girls. I wish they would eat a little healthier. :(
    I go to the waste-free lunches and lurk around sometimes.

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  23. I think this is lovely! I may start trying to pack these for ME!

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  24. I think I would fall over if my kids would even try somthing like that.... I am jealous.... OK, I resolve to try to put a little more imagination into my sons lunch this year!

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  25. I am new here! What a great blog! Hope you have a beautiful day! ♥ Hugs :) Shauna

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  26. WOW. Now THAT is pretty awesome. I've got to try this. My daughter would LOVE it!

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  27. I really have to try this more often to see if the kids will eat better! Thanks for checking out my blog too. The SITS site is a great thing. :)

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  28. I love your ides! I'm going to have to come back so I can get more ideas! I love packed lunches. They always taste better than anything that costs an arm and a leg "out".

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  29. Oooo, lychees! I haven't had those in eons. I love the idea of sending lots of little fun things for lunch vs the boring traditional sandwich, et al. I have two more years before I need to worry about it -- ok, a year and a half -- but I'm going to have to remember this.

    And thank you so much for visiting me yesterday on my SITS day! It was so much fun, and I loved seeing all the comments everyone left. I hope you enjoyed your stay and that you come back to visit again soon!

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  30. Thanks for entering my Pay it forward giveaway! I hope you'll come back and visit soon! I'll be posting a winner Tuesday night or Wednesday morning!!
    :)Lisa

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  31. Looks yummy! Maybe my kids would eat better if it looked pretty like that. Then again, maybe not. ;)

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  32. Thank you so much for stopping by. Your lunches so totally awesome. Where's your follow button? Did I totally over look it. I really need to get off of this computer. Let me know where your button is. I'd love to follow you.

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  33. Ohhhhh, I adore your blog! How fun! I love Bento...a co-workers wife used to worry about my eating and would make bento boxes for me! It was the sweetest gesture and I really have loved them ever since!

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  34. I just ate, but that I think I could eat again... ;) I want to thank you for stopping by during my SITS spotlight. Please come back anytime. Blessings, Nancy

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  35. Thanks for stopping by from SITS yesterday!

    Those lunches look great! Such a good idea.

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  36. What a fun idea for a blog! I hope to see more entries soon.

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  37. I am salivating! This preggo lady wants a bento pronto!

    Thanks for visiting my blog from the SITS rollcall!!!

    xoxo
    T

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  38. Thanks for stopping by today...I really appreciate it!

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  39. WOW...you're my hero! LOOKS GOOD!

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  40. What a great idea!! I never take a real lunch at work so these would be great. You were ahead of me on Sits, so I came over to say hello.

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  41. I am in LOVE with bento boxes and shopping for and buying some were on my list of things to do this year and you just helped me remember!

    THANKS!

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  42. stopping by from sits.. what a fun lunch idea!

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