21 Bento #142 - Beary Good Bento

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Pardon the corny title, it's late and my husband is whistling "The Chicken Dance" as he does the dishes, and it's a bad influence on me.

Yesterday I was online browsing luggage stores and came across this totally adorable lunch bag!  I have a real soft spot right now for owls (E's class is called The Owls and their class mascot is named Whooo.)  This one's by Skip Hop, and has a matching backpack.  Hold me back!  Utter cuteness.


As for today's bento, as the title suggests, I have some cute bear friends holding hands.   Right now World Market has their cookie cutters on sale, BOGO free, and they are the perfect size for a slice of cheese.  I made a loaf of sandwich bread today and that's what the bread in this bento is, Mr. Brown Bear was made using the heel piece.

You'd think that buying a fresh fruit salad is a waste of money on a small scale, however I've found recently that they've been a very cost-effective way of getting a variety of fruit that I'd not otherwise get, especially this time of year.  It's a huge bonus that it's already cut and prepared.  I bought a 2lb fresh fruit salad bowl this evening for $5.92, and I know I spend that much on just one type of fruit, let alone the five or six types that are included.  It just makes sense!

Bento #142 - Homemade bread, Monterey Jack cheese, celery sticks, homemade chocolate chip cookie and fresh fruit salad.
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21 comments:

Stretching My Imagination said...

Oh my, I'm melting at that owl bag! Fresh fruit is definitely great to have on hand.

Kayte said...

This was really adorable. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. I'm definitely following back and enjoying checking out your blog.

Emily Keaton said...

Good point on the prepped fruit salad! Cute and yummy bento.

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

That's such a good point on pre-cut fruit. Love the bento box.

Cindy said...

Thanks for the great tips. I'm following you back.

Cassi said...

Is that food coloring on cheese for the center bear? Too cute! My son LOVES when I make characters in his lunch. Today I tried a space theme.. I'm still a beginner, but he liked it just fine :)
Thanks for sharing!
~Cassi
www.timetoplaymom.blogspot.com

Kelly Polizzi said...

aww this is cute emily! love the bear .... (And the title lol)!

Emily - Bentobloggy.com said...

@Cassi - yep, it's actually a whole piece of cheese and I colored the bear cutout red and the negative piece blue. It was a hit :) thanks!

Sue said...

The owl lunch bag is so cute.

Thanks for following my blog - following you now too.

Jenn at Sweet T Makes Three said...

OMG! Love that backpack. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Looking forward to using these ideas when Sweet T is a little older.

blueviolet said...

I really like owls too. That's an awfully cute backpack!

I'm following you back! :)

Ron Cooper said...

Nice blog, Emily. I'm following you now. Thanks for visiting "Inspire!"

Ron

ABCDE Family said...

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Jenny said...

Owl bag is SO cute!

Following back from A World Of Crafts!

Meg said...

I love your blog!!! I'm always looking for fun ways to get my toddler to eat healthy foods!

Heather M said...

OOOHHHH So cool!!! I'm looking forward to following you and learning from you!!! thank you so much for visiting my little blog!!!

Sarah - PS Mom Reviews said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you now too!

PS Mom Reviews

Missy said...

Wow, that lunchbox was SO cute!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

The Adventurer said...

Thanks for following and I am following back. Looking forward to reading your blog. I have two picky eaters

Sofia's Ideas said...

Corny title and all, I loved it! I love doing bento boxes & muffin tins/ice cube trays with my lovies too! :)

Thanks for coming by Sofia's Ideas and introducing yourself! :) Hope to see you back thee soon?

Angela said...

What a cute lunch! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm stopping by to follow as well. I love all the ideas you have here. We have a few Bento boxes and are always looking for new ideas to try.

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