Wednesday, February 17, 2010

pesto pasta bento

Pesto pasta bento - try saying that three times fast! ;)

This is my little girl's lunch for today. She did not have preschool today but as I was getting out a plate she said "no mama, the box ones please!", who am I to say no to that? :)


On the left is salami, baby sized Goldfish crackers and a Baby Bell cheese with a flower cut out of the wax coating.
On the right, raspberries on the top and pasta with pesto on the bottom.

It looks like a lot of salami, but that is only 4 small circles, each folded in half twice.

I know a lot of moms out there are under the impression that making bento meals must take a long time, or that they don't have time to do it too. This whole box from start to finish was 6 minutes - and I was handicapped by a crawling baby at my feet while I did it - and that included time to wash the berries since I hadn't washed those prior. The pasta was premade in the fridge (I talked about that before) I just stirred in a bit of pesto I had on hand and that was done in a flash. The most time consuming parts of this whole bento thing is washing the boxes out (most are not dishwasher safe) and taking the photos to post on this blog! :)

The bento box is a new Sassy Mealtime set. I decided to get a 2nd one for back-up in case the other is not clean (and because I'm a glutton for new bento stuff). :)
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Mathmom and family said... [Reply to comment]

This lunch would be perfect for Annie. She loves salami and pesto!

Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said... [Reply to comment]

Are you heating up the pasta at all? Or is this just a cold pasta salad? I am trying bento this year using Easy Lunchboxes, but I used to send my son to school with a Thermos of hot food all the time, and I'm not sure how to incorporate that. He loves leftovers, so it was an easy lunch.

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

It's usually cold pasta that you see in the bentos here! This one was cold. Other than mac n' cheese, which I have to heat to melt the cheese in, it's almost always cold. I'm lucky that Paige is not picky about the temperature of her food at all! And neither is the baby. :)

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