So sad… #bento went down at the beach

20 Jul


I made my son a panda bento, similar to my nephews, for our trip to the beach. We were all excited to be at the beach and ready to eat our lunches. Buy literally 30 seconds after giving my son his lunch, he dropped it in the sand!!!! So sad!!! We each shared part of our lunch with him. Ironically, he wasn’t too sad about the panda musubi. He was more upset about losing his noodles! Lol! 🙂


“Vacation” #bento for my nephew

19 Jul


We are visiting my in-laws for the week and I promised my nephew a bento while I am home. Luckily my sister-in-law had the panda molds and punches. I used leftover dinner meats and yummy cherries and carrots for the bento. The container is a reused takeout container, making it easy for him to recycle it at the park.

What kind if bentos have you made for the summer? 🙂


Airplane #bentos

6 Jul


We headed off to see the Grandparents and I decided to pack them a bento for the plane ride. I truly hate the cost of food at the airport and can’t stand the food offered on the plane that you can buy. If at all possible, I always try to bring my own food.

In these bentos, I tried to make simple items that would transport easily. This bento has a few small musubis, eggs, small sausage links and piggies in a blanket. I added fruit as my daughter loves strawberries and my son loves apples, and I had to use them before we left for our trip.


Simple Trader Joes Chicken Teriyaki #Bento for Summer Camp

3 Jul


I admit it… I cheat sometimes! LOL! There is no way I can make all my food on my own. Although chicken teriyaki is relatively fast compared to other dishes, I did cheat on this and used Trader Joes Chicken Teriyaki. It’s fast… Easy and tastes pretty good.

The kids are now in summer camp and are enjoying a lighter schedule. 🙂 w
Which is nice for me too.

Hot dog sushi #bento. And how to make a quick sushi.

24 Jun


Simple. Fast. Easy.

With the right tools, making sushi is fast. This morning I didn’t know what to make and thought “hot dogs and rice”. I used a mold similar to the one below and it probably took me less than five minutes to make two rolls.

It summer so I’m going to apologize for the lack of posts now . But it’s summer…. 🙂

Sushi Mold


Here’s S’mores Thank You

22 Jun


For my kids’ thank you gift to the support staff at their school we made a s’more snack. It was simple to make and after a quick try 🙂 really good. Yes, I know it’s not healthy but I had a night to think of something and once again, Pinterest came to my rescue! My criteria for this gift was 1) required no cooking and 2) had very few ingredients. 🙂 LOL.

This recipe has THREE ingredients:

Golden Graham Cereal
Mini Marshmallows
Milk Chocolate Chips

If I have a chance to get it off my other computer, I will share the S’more label I made.

How to fold a T-Shirts in 5 seconds

22 Jun

How to fold a T-Shirts in 5 seconds

Okay, this has nothing to do with bentos, but its pretty cool. This past week I’ve enjoyed a low key week. It is summer… I love summer. Although I’m a working mom, I definitely feel a sense of relief when summer hits. No homework. Less classes. More sleep!! A pure sigh of relief. 🙂

So, as I sit here folding laundry, I thought of sharing this cool way of folding T-Shirts.

Panda Mania!! Thirty Pandas are in the House

12 Jun


The last day of school is tomorrow. Hard to believe another year has passed us by! Today each of my children has their end of the year class parties. To celebrate the day, I made pandas for the kids in my daughter’s class. I didn’t plan on making them, but her classmate asked, and I couldn’t say no. I’m such a sucker!

I punched out the nori last night and woke up early to assemble the pandas. My husband helped me by waking the kids up and making them breakfast. That was a huge help. It took me about 10 minutes to make 5 pandas. I know… nuts! I have a friend that thinks I’m out of my mind. LOL!

Cute faces make this #bento

11 Jun


Just a typical leftover bento. I didn’t have too much time to make it cute or to be creative but I managed a cute face. 🙂 I originally wanted to put the cheese cutout in the heart of the apple, but it slipped right through. So, on the top it went. 🙂

Three more days if school enforce summer! Whoohooo!

Field Trip Happy Musubi and Hidden Lady Bug #bento

10 Jun


Field trip bento for my daughter and her friend (last one from the auction lot that her friend’s mom won). It’s the last week of school, so we won’t have bentos for awhile as I don’t make them during the summer. 🙂

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