There are times that despite my best efforts the bento box just doesn't come together the way I had hoped. This was one of those times.
This bento lunch was hauntingly awful.
Packed in the sandwich box:
- two little sealed pb&j sandwiches
- two clementines
- silicone spider cup full of homemade pickles
- goldfish crackers
- silicone cup of cheddar cheese
There is a little fruit leather scaredy cat cut with a mini cutter for a bit of decoration and I used grassy barran to keep any moisture from the clementines off the sandwich bread. One piece of the cheddar cheese was cut into a pumpkin shape using a mini cookie cutter, with the scrappy pieces hidden under it.
Paige informed me on this day that she only likes peanut butter and jelwee sandwiches and requested I stop putting "that other stuffs" inside them. So pb&j it was. I sealed the little sandwiches using a Play-Doh toy from the kids' stash and a sharp knife.
I used the top/wide side of the cutter to smash the bread (and seal it) and used the knife to trim around. I was able to make one mini sealed sandwich per bread slice with very little left to waste. It's always fun to find regular items around the house to use for bento-ing. :) Fun until the little sassy pants girl informs me that square sandwiches are not very cool for Halloween and what she willy wanted was another jack-o-lantern sandwich. In the words of Charlie Brown, GOOD GRIEF!