Wednesday, September 1, 2010

EasyLunchboxes: grown-up lunches

The Ick has descended upon our home and all four of my kids are feeling it. No school lunches for today since they are all home sick for the day, so I thought I'd share my husband's lunch instead.

It's quite boring, my apologies in advance. ;-)

husband's lunch

His EasyLunchboxes container holds:
- sandwich (Boar's Head bologna, cheddar cheese, homemade mayo on white-wheat bread)
- homemade spicy pickles
- fresh peach slices and cherries

Bonus bento, for your viewing pleasure ;-)... one of my lunches from a couple weeks ago that I never posted (I actually have a huge batch of my lunches I never posted...they are just all so boring to look at, LOL). :)

mommy's boring lunch

In my EasyLunchboxes container I had:
- sandwich (peppered turkey, white cheddar, mustard and spinach on whole grain bread)(obviously my husband and I are polar opposites when it comes to sandwich preferences, LOL)
- organic baby carrots
- Garden of Eatin' Blue Corn Chips (YUM!)

Just a head's up - EasyLunchboxes are on the verge of selling out!! If you have been thinking of ordering but have been putting it might want to place your order sooner, rather than later! Once the current stock is gone they will be out of stock for awhile. I'd hate for anyone out there to miss out! :)
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The Carey Family said... [Reply to comment]

Your sandwich sounds delicious! I used to stock lunchmeat at a grocery store years ago and since then cannot even think about eating a bologna sandwich ewww!

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Ha! Yeah, I don't think I've eaten bologna since I was about 6.
At least the better deli brands of bologna doesn't smell so, so, so... balogna-ish. LOL ;-)

Mandy said... [Reply to comment]

Those containers look just like the Ziploc ones that are divided into 3. Same size spaces... They only cost me $3.

Wendy said... [Reply to comment]

I like seeing grown up bentos too. I get good ideas from them for my own lunches which are often pathetic because they're scrounged up from bit and bobs in the fridge.

EasyLunchboxes (Kelly Lester) said... [Reply to comment]

But if all my meals looked this neat and clean and sort of retro with your lovely placemats, I'd be in heaven. Boring? Not at all.

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Mandy, they do look similar, I agree. The difference is in quality. EasyLunchboxes are just as sturdy and solid as regular "Tupperware" type containers. Any disposable container I've had in the past never lasts very long, and they get warped in the dishwasher. I've been using the EasyLunchboxes since April and they are still like new. I even wash them on the bottom rack of the dishwasher (lids too).
If you are interested in seeing a little side-by-side comparison of the Ziploc version to the EasyLunchboxes, check this out:

Jenna said... [Reply to comment]

Good thing I order Easylunch boxes over the weekend and they're being shipped to my place right now!

the mozas said... [Reply to comment]

I know your robot bento contest is old, but can you tell me where to buy it online?


Jayne said... [Reply to comment]

I actually find your lunch quite beautiful. Your husbands, however ... bleh. The "boarshead" bit turned me off :)

Erin said... [Reply to comment]

Just found you via Design Mom, and your site is just what I need. This will be my first year of packing lunches every day, and I can use all the inspiration I can get. Thanks!

Joy said... [Reply to comment]

I really like this idea - my question is though - doesn't the fruit get brown by the time it is lunchtime in school? My kids can't seem to want to get near a piece of cut apple or other 'brown' fruit...

Sierra said... [Reply to comment]

Boo on thi Ick - isn't that supposed to hold off until at least mid-fall? I found your site via Design Mom and am hooked on Bento - as of about 3 days ago. Between TJ Maxx home section and ebay, I've stocked up on some nifty supplies and the kids and I have spent some time browsing your lunches for ideas. They'll be making their lunches w/ me and I now have hopes that they will be excited about the process! Thank you for all the great tips and recipes (just made the granola bites & featured them and a link to you on my site).

Winnie said... [Reply to comment]

I'm a brand new reader (as in just starting today) and I LOVE your blog! But my question is that if you're making super cute shapes, what happens to the rest of the food that gets cut off? For example, you had a post where you cut flower shapes out of the center of cucumber slices. What did you do to the rest of the cucumber?

Raji P. said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks, Melissa, for your headsup about ELB selling out - we were running a co-op buy of it and when I read your post we confirmed that at the rate they were selling, they would be sold out in a few days, so we placed our huge order immediately. ELBs are my totally favorite lunchbox of all of them!

Raji P. said... [Reply to comment]

Winnie, I don't know what Melissa does, but the remainder of the cutesie cutout I usually eat! leftover cheese I use in eggs etc. I did find out the hard way that preparing the cutesie things beforehand sure saves time in the morning.

Future Mrs. Faber said... [Reply to comment]

winnie, there is a post about that in the FAQ's

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