I used Girlie’s Bento to deliver a lunchtime surprise yesterday! This is what she found when she opened up her lunch bag:
Girlie is in Kindergarten and learning to read. I knew she’d have a fun time trying to decode my note! Inside her EasyLunchbox, I had shopping and movie date themed sandwiches and picks. She has high heel shoe PB&J sandwiches with a couple of cubes of cheddar cheese and some grapes in the main compartment. There is a mini-dipper of ranch dressing and some red bell pepper and cucumbers in the small compartment, and slices of plum and kiwi in the smallest compartment. She was proud to tell me that she ate up all her lunch and went to rest right away so she’d have plenty of energy for our date!
We had a great time shopping (H&M is our current fave) and we both thought Hotel Transylvania was hilarious!! Girlie was particularly enamored with the main character, Mavis. I try to take her out on a movie date every so often and she really appreciates it. It is fun to have some civilized girl time and I really enjoy her company! She always feels special when I make time for her alone and she especially loves surprises!
I just discovered an amazing new bento tool – the CuteZCute sandwich cutter! This tool cuts the most adorable piggies, pandas, frogs, and cats. I used it to make this adorable piggy sandwich for Little Dude, who thinks pigs are the coolest because of their snorting noise!
Little Dude has a pig PB&J with Colby-Jack accents, cheddar cheese cubes, grapes, yogurt, plum, and kiwi. He was so excited about the pig sandwich that he requested one for breakfast and he was able to make the cutouts himself. The cutter comes with a “Panda Assistant” tool that you use to pop out the little accent pieces and he loved using the tool. All 4 cutouts are super cute and I am in love with this tool. I have not been compensated for my glowing review, nor did I receive a CuteZCute for free. I am just telling you my genuine review that this is a must-have item and this would be a great holiday gift. Here is the link to the CuteZCute cutter on amazon.com. Also, check out the CuteZCute pinterest board!
Here is my Wednesday lunch, which was an experiment for both kids. Girlie tried baked tofu the other night and liked it, so I wanted to put some in her lunchbox, with the cute cutouts I’ve seen Wendolonia doing. I also included a Chobani Champions for dairy. Eh, it didn’t fly. She barely touched the tofu. Little Dude had leftovers, and that actually did go over well with him! He also got pears, grapes, and cheddar cheese triangles in that cute little bento box I got from Daiso in San Francisco last month.
Today’s Lunch was my typical Fridge-Is-Bare Friday Bento. Little Dude got cheese and crackers with grapes in the main compartment, applesauce in the large compartment, and trail mix in the smallest compartment. It seems a little bit boring to me, but it is all food he loves and I know he’ll have fun making cheese & cracker sandwiches.
I’m traveling next week, but have a great post planned for you mid-week, so stay tuned! When you travel, do you pack lunches in advance for the family or do you let your husband and kids work it out on their own? I’d love any suggestions on make-ahead lunchboxes. Thanks!
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