Wednesday, November 9, 2011

2 tier bento lunch: birdies and stripes

Yet another "new" bento box pulled from the depths of cabinet clutter when I did that big clean-up a few weeks ago. This is a really simple (and cheap!) 2-tier bento box. I've had it forevah, but I think this is the first time I've used it (as far as posting it on the blog).

Enough chitter-chatter. The goods:

stripey birdie bento

The top tier: clementine orange and apple slices.
The apple slices were dipped in lemon juice to prevent browning and I flip-flopped the slices to make a visually interesting pattern in the bento box. The clementine is topped with a tiny fruit leather flower and secured with a bento pick.

The top tier: in one silicone cup there are grilled chicken chunks, leftover from dinner, in another silicone cup there are a couple cheddar cheese birds (the scraps tucked under them), with some pretzels squeezed in the gaps.

The bento pick is kind of neat, because from the top it looks like a flower (as seen in first picture), but from the side, surprise! It's a frog-esque turtle dude.
surprise pick

Ethan and I agree he kinda looks like a baby Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. :) This top tier comes with a really nice lid that seals it nicely, but it wouldn't fit with that pick sticking up so high, so the turtle dude had to come out and was just laid beside the orange (at Ethan's request) before sealing the bento up for transport.

This bento box and bento pick set were ordered from ATFS.

p.s. Did you see the neat-o giveaway that is going on now? Make sure you check it out - two $25 gift certificates up for grabs! Some pretty-ful jewelry to be had! Check it out HERE! :)
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aud1inok said... [Reply to comment]

Love the apple idea. That would be great for making the American flag with a cup of blueberries and white sprinkle stars. I made my first Bento lunch today!

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

I agree with the flag idea! I even have a navy star-shaped silicone cup that would be perfect to put to the side. I need to remember than on flag day. :p

Good for you making your first bento! Yay! Welcome to the club! :)

Wendy said... [Reply to comment]

I have that bento box and it gets constant use in our house. It's the perfect size for Augie's lunches and I love the lid for the top tier.

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Wendy, does yours have birds and flowers on the lid?

The one you showed on your video a long time ago - with the little pictures of foods, I LOVED that one. I hunted high and low for one just like it to no avail! That thing haunted me, I wanted it so bad. *blush*

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

And I like the one you posted here Melissa. Wendy and M, please do reveal, if you remember, where you got them. Ta.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I have a similar-designed box like that. Mine is all orange. I got it from Daiso.

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

I ordered mine from the site I mentioned, ATFS. :)

Wendy said... [Reply to comment]

I have the bird/flower one like yours and the one with the happy food on the lid -- both were purchased at a Daiso store. They are identical except for color/lid design. I like the happy food one a lot too -- so cute!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

The pick looks like it's a kappa! So cute :D

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