Only a few days left of Kindergarten Color Days! Thank heavens, because I'm growing weary and I've used up all the colors included in that color crayon cupcake picks set!
I'm all on my own from here on.
Paige's lunch for Black & White day:
For starters, she has black beans packed in her Thermos FunTainer Food Jar.
Then, in a Lunchbots Quad box she has the following:
- white corn tortilla chips
- mexican blend of shredded cheese
- blackberries with a little panda bear pick
- the ultimate black & white treat, an Oreo cookie
When Paige saw what was packed for the day she declared it was her luckiest lunch ever. I'm pretty sure the Oreo is to credit for that. ;-)
To prepare the Thermos, again I brought water to boil on the stovetop, the same time I was heating the black beans (in a separate pan). While the beans continued to simmer away I filled the Thermos with the boiling water, lightly screwed on the lid, and let it sit while I moved on to packing Ethan's bento. By the time I was done with Ethan's lunch all I had to do was dump the hot water from the Thermos back into the pan, fill the now hot Thermos with the hot black beans, and seal shut. Next I dumped the hot water from the boiling water pan into the black bean pan to clean it. It was all really easy and didn't take longer to do than I would normally spend packing a cold lunch bento.
Speaking of Ethan's bento, here it is. I've just been focusing on Paige's Color Days lunch for days on end and I'm getting quite a back log of Ethan lunches!
Today his lunch is packed in a Bynto box and contains:
- grilled chicken (dinner leftovers) in a jumbo silicone muffin cup (fits perfectly in the deep Bynto)
- cheddar cheese slices
- strawberries and grapes
- mini saltine crackers
A cool new lunch accessory for him this year is that stainless steel spork. It's awesome. It has a full sized spoon on one end and a nice sized fork on the other. I like that it's nearly a full sized utensil on the ends, and yet because it doesn't have a handle it still fits nicely inside a bento box. Ethan likes it because "it's totally cool!".
Supplies used in these lunches: