week in review - Feb 20-24

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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 system ended up having a 2-hour delay (meaning schools start 2 hours later usually due to weather related issues that may affect school bus routes). That usually means no morning preschool classes for us. So C had yesterday's lunch today. I had Subway for lunch.

from Cali with love!

Monday, February 27, 2012

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

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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)

Monday, February 13, 2012


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, February 6, 2012

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:

Friday:
My lunch: can of soup


Go Giants!

Friday, February 3, 2012

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

Thursday, February 2, 2012

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.