Tuesday, March 2, 2010

it's a (nameless, numberless) bento

Goodness, now I know why so many people just use numbers for their bentos. It's hard to come up with titles. "Bento #17", "Bento #51", "bento #237" are all looking really appealing right now.

Actually, I'm just now reminded by an old friend of mine who would label her VHS tapes with random names like "Fred" and "Victor". The tape (remember those?!) might be full of Friends episodes or old A-Team reruns, and you'd never know it by the title she'd put on the tape. I thought she was a little nuts. [okay, more than just a "little", but she reads this blog, so I've got to be nice ;-)]. Anywho, maybe I'll have to start doing something like that for these bento posts. "A bento named Betty" does have a nice ring to it.

Back on subject, this was my little girl's bento lunch from today. It was a preschool day, so no fun little picks or forks.
sausage/cheese/booty bento
On the left are pieces of Polish sausage and cheddar cheese. The sausage was leftover from dinner the night prior.
On the right is a silicone cup of clementine orange segments and small grapes, corn puffs (faux Pirate's Booty) fill in the rest.

Packed in that handy dandy Sassy box. :)
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5 comments:

Alie said... [Reply to comment]

I SO hear you on the numbering... I've taken to calling mine "pizza", "pizza II", "pizza again" "Pizza yet again" etc..... It's awful!

So I have some questions because I'm thinking of getting the Sassy box for my boys. For this lunch, why did you use the inner yellow container? Was it so you could use the cover or just to make a smaller space? And why did you decided to use the silicone muffin cup instead of the insert that comes with the box? Also, do your kids have any problem opening the boxes?

Hope you don't mind answering these...
:)

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

I'm happy to answer questions! I'm laughing because I almost put all this info in my post, but then I deleted it. LOL
I used the inner yellow dish for the sausage and cheese because I packed that the night before. The sausage was my husband's leftovers, and I knew I'd be packing it for my daughter ("super yummy hot dogs" is what she calls it). So it was easy to cut that up and add the cheese, put the lid on it and have in the fridge ready to drop into the bigger bento box in the morning!
I put the fruit in a silicone cup for a couple reasons, #1- because I thought I'd be able to fit more puffs in around it than if I had put the fruit in one of the Sassy dishes (but I don't think that actually was the case), and #2- because the silicone cups were right on my counter-top drying rack and the little Sassy dishes were somewhere in the deep abyss I call my Bento Bin. LOL ;-)

Alie said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks so much! How funny that you almost put the info in your post. Feel free not to delete next time! ;)

Jayne said... [Reply to comment]

Looking forward to the bento named Victor. Your friend sounds pretty genius to me :)

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, she had her moments. ;)

Did you feel your ears burning? Hee! :)

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