Tuesday, February 9, 2010

snow day bento

I don't often make the lunches the night before, but this time I did. Since nothing in the bento box would be adversely effected by sitting in the fridge overnight I went ahead and put it together early.

What I didn't know was that the 100% chance of rain we were told to expect would come down as snow instead and school would be cancelled!

Snow day bento for preschooler:

Left side: a tiny dish of orange jello, purple grapes, and two apple slices.
Right side: a dish of pasta salad, a few pieces of salami, cheese flowery things cut with my smallest mini-cookie cutters.

I prefer to serve my two-year-old pasta that is wagon wheel or flower shaped because it is so much easier for her to spear with her fork. I try to cook some each week and keep the plain pasta in the fridge for quick dishes like this, or her favorite, mac-n-cheese with broccoli. For this pasta salad I just took some of the pasta from the fridge, added some peas and lite creamy Italian dressing and a sprinkle of pepper. Very easy and she loves it! :)

Packed in that great Sassy mealtime bento box. I don't often need to use the inner lids, but I did this time for both the inner boxes I used.
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StubbyDog said... [Reply to comment]

Super cute! What did you put on the pasta? Wish mine would eat peas. :P

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Salad dressing! It's light creamy Italian dressing this time. :)
Peas are not her favorite, but she'll eat them.

Jayne said... [Reply to comment]

Your bentos amaze me. Seriously. Amazed.

Shannon said... [Reply to comment]

Love the tiny jello in the side cup, it's brilliant! Earlier in the year I was making jugglers and including those in lunches, but I love the little cup way more!

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