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week in review - Feb 20-24

Monday: Midwinter break (President's Day) No School My lunch: chicken and broccoli from our usual Chinese restaurant (peer pressure from my coworker-lol!)
Tuesday:  No School Day My lunch: an exciting can of Campbell soup and fruit 
Wednesday:  C's lunch:  hardboiled egg, wheat thins,  cauliflower & ranch, and watermelon chunks
My lunch: Shepherd's Pie, cauliflower, and watermelon  (my hubby made the shepherds pie with a thick layer of cheese on top, I ended up peeling it off!)
Thursday: C's lunch: rice w/peas, chicken, watermelon It seems like there's not a lot of food... the rice is packed into teddy bear rice molds, there is about almost a cup of rice for both molds! 
my lunch: same lunch but I added a little bit of chocolate, packed in an Easy Lunchbox! :) I had been craving sweets at work, so I packed just half a bar of chocolate to control the portions, otherwise, I'd eat the whole bar!
Friday: It was extremely foggy Thursday morning. The neighboring school…

from Cali with love!

My cousin and aunt lives in San Francisco. There's a store called Daiso there. Almost all my virtual bento friends talk about this store and how awesome it is to find reasonably priced lunch/bento supplies. Check out the awesome bento loot:
Thank you, Alexis and Tita Alma! :) ♥

Valentine's Day

C's Valentines: bouncy ball with a store-bought Tinkerbell card
Valentines snack to share I made more 2-layer Jello last night and cut 20 hearts this morning
C's lunch: chocolate Sunbutter sandwich with goldfish crackers, fruit salad (w/extra cherries) and cottage cheese
My lunch : turkey wrap  w/goldfish and cherry-less fruit cocktail

Happy Valentine's Day (tomorrow)

C's Valentine's Day lunch:  ♥ heart sandwich bites
♥  Babybel cheese ♥ Carrots w/ranch ♥ 2 layer Jello ♥ strawberries ♥ strawberry applesauce w/sprinkles My lunch:  ♥ Salad ♥ Babybel ♥ Strawberries ♥ Jello

C is off on Tuesdays, so we're celebrating Valentine's Day a day early.  It works out well since a group of bento  lunch bloggers are doing a very cool "blog hop".  Check out  Astrid's lunch from Lunches Fit for a Kid. I am in LOVE with her Valentine Swirl Bread. So hop on over to her blog, check her out, hop on the next featured Valentine's lunch, and eventually, you'll come back to me! :)

edited: OH!!! and I forgot to add... I got a new lunch box from Easylunchboxes.com.  I love them! More about those in a later post!

week of bentos Jan 30 - Feb 3

Monday : C's lunch: DIY chicken wrap (chicken, lettuce, cheese) jello and apple
My lunch (planned): Salad w/chicken (frozen, will thaw at work micro)  yogurt with granola My lunch (actual): Chinese--shrimp and broccoli extra spicy. 
Tuesday: C's day off.
My lunch: see Monday's lunch above.
Wednesday: C's lunch: Choco-Sunbutter and grape jelly sandwich "sushi" rice cakes, oranges, mozzarella stick
My lunch: frozen chicken, carrots (and ranch), oranges
Thursday: Groundhogs day lunch
Friday: Giants/Super Bowl Football lunch My lunch: can of soup

Go Giants!

The Super Bowl game is this weekend.  
I don't follow football much. I'm more of a baseball fan.  (Is it Cubs season yet? Because maybe this is the year!)
My hubby is a Bears fan... but... this weekend, we are rooting for the NY Giants. See, my husband's cousin's husband (cousin-in-law?) plays center for the Giants.  GO GIANTS! GO DAVID! C's lunch: Strawberry jelly sandwiches w/chocolate Sunbutter on the football pretzels, carrots w/ranch, and #64 in cheese. 
(yep, I totally shamelessly name-dropped there.) 

Happy Groundhog Day

In honor of Groundhog Day... 
C's lunch: G-hog is a sloppy joe sandwich, crackers, carrots/ranch, and strawberry applesauce. (G-hog is a little beaver-ish. I had no idea how to turn a bun into a groundhog.  It's just something I whipped up in less than 15 minutes.)
my lunch: similar sans applesauce with Babybel cheese.