Saturday, February 13, 2010

burrito bento con la gata rosa

That's "burrito bento with the pink cat" for all you non-Spanish speaking types out there. My high school Spanish teachers would be so proud! ;)
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This little lunch bento was for my two-year-old daughter. This was the first time she's been given a small fork pick in her bento and she was THRILLED. She couldn't stop giggling about it and wanted to keep it in her pocket after she was done eating. :) I'm definitely not going to give her picks for her school lunches - she's still too unpredictable and the choking hazard aspect is a scary one to me - but when we have lunch together, as we did today, it will be a fun thing for her.

The little burrito was made with some chicken I had leftover from making enchiladas the night before and leftover mexican rice. In the orange silicone cup are some not-ripe strawberries, some cubed cheese and animal cracker/cookies are in front.

Sorry for the weird picture. My camera was not focusing correctly. Hm. That's probably a bad sign....
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6 comments:

Susan B. said... [Reply to comment]

Thank you for the Spanish lesson. :) Sounds more exotic that way.

MsCinderella said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Melissa -

I found your blog through our mutual friend Amy's FB post. Love your ideas and creativity. My almost 3YO son is stuck in the PBJ rut and I'm thinking that the bento lunches might be a great way to break out of it. I'm on my way to raid my tupperware cabinet now, but I was just wondering if you had a supply list on Amazon? Or should I continue clicking through your site, one item at a time?

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

MsCinderella - hello! :) I haven't made a supply list on Amazon (yet! I'm working on it!) - but the two containers I would suggest getting are the Sassy Mealtime to-go set and the 4 sqaure Lock & Lock box, both should be found on the first page here. Those are my most frequently used boxes - they are a great size for a 3yo! They both come with inner containers of their own, but my 2nd "must-have" item would be silicone cups. They are really handy.

Thanks for your comment! Let me know if you have any other questions! :)

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Susan B. - I even felt exotic typing it. ;-)

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

I take that back - I just made an Amazon supply list in the right margin! :)

The Planet Pink said... [Reply to comment]

I pink puffy heart you! Happy Valentine's Day!

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Right back atcha, babe! xoxo :)

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