I don't often make the lunches the night before, but this time I did. Since nothing in the bento box would be adversely effected by sitting in the fridge overnight I went ahead and put it together early.
What I didn't know was that the 100% chance of rain we were told to expect would come down as snow instead and school would be cancelled!
Snow day bento for preschooler:
Left side: a tiny dish of orange jello, purple grapes, and two apple slices.
Right side: a dish of pasta salad, a few pieces of salami, cheese flowery things cut with my smallest mini-cookie cutters.
I prefer to serve my two-year-old pasta that is wagon wheel or flower shaped because it is so much easier for her to spear with her fork. I try to cook some each week and keep the plain pasta in the fridge for quick dishes like this, or her favorite, mac-n-cheese with broccoli. For this pasta salad I just took some of the pasta from the fridge, added some peas and lite creamy Italian dressing and a sprinkle of pepper. Very easy and she loves it! :)
Packed in that great Sassy mealtime bento box. I don't often need to use the inner lids, but I did this time for both the inner boxes I used.