today’s cheapo bento buys:
- 4 sheets of pretty paper to use as photo backgrounds for my bento (pikko’s idea) 8/$1 at Michael’s on clearance
- 12 silicone baking cups to use as food dividers: 12/$3.50 at Walmart (these are usually $10)
- 1 Dynobytes sandwich cutter: $1.98 at Walmart
i usually avoid Walmart, i know in some places Walmarts are nice and clean and well-lit and friendly…here they just aren’t. but i had a strange feeling today that it might be worth the 50% chance that nigel would get a new ding in the parking lot (speaking from past experience) and it paid off. i’ve been wanting those silicone cups for a while but was too cheap to buy any and i didn’t notice any new dents in the car
silicone cups and dynobyte
d loves pancakes for lunch and i had some new silicon cooking rings i bought at the dollar store i wanted to try out, so i made these tonight. then i visited Adventures in Bentomaking and realized that Pikko did pancakes today too, only hers were much more creative than mine, plus she has a nifty syrup bottle the silicon rings worked great for the pancakes, but were a little trickier for the eggs. it’s hard to see the eggs in the picture, they are below the syrup cup. i told d that if his friends make fun of his silly lunches i won’t make his so cute next time but he said they’re jealous he gets better food than the school lunches they are eating. i think they turned out pretty well, and i had some good ideas for next time we do breakfast for lunch too.
on the menu:
- 4 small (4″) star whole wheat pancakes
- 1 star shaped jumbo egg, scrambled
- 3 large strawberries, sliced
- 2 sausage links, cut in half
- 1 cookie, cut in half
- 3 sour cherry balls
- pancake topping: syrup cup for d, applesauce cup for me
this is the bento for my lunch tomorrow. it’s not cute, but it’s yummy. last time i had chicken nachos i used leftover refrigerated chicken and kept the cheese and chicken separate in a baggie, but this time i used frozen diced chicken and just crammed it all in. we’ll see which works best. and yes, the kiwi looks sorta squished…i didn’t do that, it came that way. i got a package of them at aldi (the cheapo grocery store) and they’re all a bit lopsided looking.
i realllllly want some cute bento boxes but think i should probably wait and see if i am still into bento after a month. this one i just packed into a cheapo food storage box from ikea (3/$2).
on the menu:
- 1 kiwi
- 2 strawberries
- chicken nachos (bite size tortilla chips, diced chicken breast, shredded cheese, salsa cup)
thanks to twitter, i ran into Pikko’s awesome bento blog today. if you are interested in creating bento or just want to see some really amazing food art, check it out!
Adventures in Bentomaking: Bento Lunches by Pikko.
yummy bento for d’s lunch tomorrow. the one i made for him is prettier than the one i made for me, i had a smaller box and had to cram stuff in.
on the menu:
- 1 tuna salad sandwich (whole wheat bread, tuna, onion, green onion, celery, miracle whip)
- 4 baby dill pickles
- rice crackers
- 1 kiwi (this was my first attempt at artfully cutting fruit, i think i did pretty good)
- 4 strawberries
- 1 small Japanese Bourbon Lumonde cookie (Bourbon is the brand name, it’s not a liqueur cookie)
- 1 chocolate chip cupcake, no frosting – we need to finish these off.
- 4 Japanese Super Lemon candies to share with friends (these are awesome, and great fun to inflict on friends and enemies alike)
today’s list of bad things:
1. missed most of work because:
2. spent most of the day travelling between doctors. d always picks the best days to break himself, like today which:
3. was filled with snowy blowiness and cars in the ditch. (not mine. whew)
today’s list of good things:
1. i found cheap and cute bento boxes online so bought a couple to pack my lunch
2. my colors! drawing this week is in the Most liked pictures of the week column on Colors! site, which is a first for me
3. Little Fan has 99 downloads, one more and i guess i’ll make a new brush