Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Lunchbots bento: Kindergarten Orange Day

The second day of Kindergarten color days is orange. Surprise, surprise!
Just try and guess what color tomorrow will be. 

Paige's Orange Day lunch:


Packed in our stainless steel Lunchbots Duo box (which just happens to have an orange lid!!), this bento contains:

- two clementine oranges, decorated with the orange crayon pick
- cucumber chunks (garden fresh!) in an orange silicone cup
- two sealed pocket sandwiches of peanut butter & fruit preserves
- mini saltine crackers and a couple cheddar cheese flowers

Random thoughts:

- too many orangey foods in a box is not appealing. Especially next to brown bread. Blah.

- the orange silicone cup is from this cute cookbook about cooking things in silicone cups. The cookbook came with a rainbow set of silicone cups (and I'll be honest, that was a big draw for buying the book in the first place, though the actual cookbook is actually really cute too). 

- The little pocket sandwiches were made using mini presses meant for making little pies. There are three in the set, along with the circle one I used here there is also a star and an apple. Love them. I'll be using these a lot. I got these from Williams-Sonoma around Christmas time.  

- Almost every time I pack mini saltine crackers in a bento I get lots of questions asking where I find them. Up until recently the only place I ever saw them was Publix, a regular chain of grocery stores around these parts. But just a couple weeks ago I spied them at SuperTarget!


Hopefully some more of you mini saltine cracker hunters will be able to find them there. :)

Supplies used in the making of this bento:



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Nikki said... [Reply to comment]

AWESOME!!!! This is a perfect lunch for my daughter's sassy box.

Ivona said... [Reply to comment]

Great idea using the mini pie molds. I use them to make mini pizzas for lunches.

miss charlie said... [Reply to comment]

How do you get your sealed sandwiches to actually seal?

I've tried making little sealed sandwiched with a gyoza/ravioli press which looks just like the little pie presses and the bread comes apart very easily and I cant get the edgers nice and neat like yours

fess up whats teh secret?

Snabs Adam said... [Reply to comment]

Tomorrow will be YELLOW Day!! (;

Munchie Mom said... [Reply to comment]

I saw mini saltines at Meijer grocery stores this week

Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

I just bought some from Wal-Mart. Not that I'm a Wal-Mart fan, but I do like their 24/7 hours.

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

miss charlie -
I think it's really easy to seal a sandwich if you do these simple things: 1st, leave a border around the edges, where the sandwich will be sealed. The bread will stick to the bread on the other side when it's smushed together, but if you have pb&J or cheese or whatever in the way it won't be able to seal well at all. So trim your meats/cheese, or avoid spreading to the edges - leave the edges bare.
And the second part, push the edges of your sealing press *really really tight* to squish the bread together as much as possible. Hope that helps! :)

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