Thursday, February 25, 2010


Duckies, originally uploaded by texasmomof4.


Froggies, originally uploaded by texasmomof4.
Soup not pictured.  Prince frog marshmallow, carrots, strawberry, pear and broccoli with a thermas of chicken noodle soup.


Piggies, originally uploaded by texasmomof4.
Ham and cheese sandwiches, pear, clementine, strawberries, broccoli, carrots and quail egg piggie.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Panda madness!

Panda madness!, originally uploaded by texasmomof4.
Panda overload!!!  Panda onigiri, chicken bites, green beans, carrots, strawberries, grapes, clementine, and the cutest panta cookie.  My preschooler had the wonderful idea to put her panda stuffy in the picture.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Veggie tales Preschooler lunch

While out grocery shopping with my preschooler this morning we wondered into the wonderful easter aisle where the bento possibilities are endless!  We found these wonderful Veggie Tales gummies and chocolates and my preschooler shreiked!!!  Mommy can you make me a Veggie Tale bento for lunch!!!!  This is the result.  They also have a wonderful selection of unique easter eggs that would be great in bento's or to add a washcloth to the lunch bag.  Check back to see us use the clue eggs in upcoming bentos.


Chicks, originally uploaded by texasmomof4.
New chick onigiri nesting set that I just love love love!  Under the chick made of cheese is my daughters current favorite peanut butter and jelly.  The required fruit selection and veggie section.  I think this set is going to be an all around favorite with many packing possibilities.


Batman, originally uploaded by texasmomof4.
Leftover bowtie pasta with edemame beans, crab, garlic pepper, and parmesian cheese.  Strawberries, grapes, broccoli, carrots, cheese bat and ranch dressing in the repurposed batman easter egg. 

Monday, February 22, 2010

Batman comfort food lunch

Batman comfort food lunch, originally uploaded by texasmomof4.
Comfort food today!
Taco soup/stew, broccoli, clementine, strawberries, grapes.  The thermal jar is a really awesome dark knight design recently received in a swap. 

Friday, February 12, 2010


Valentine, originally uploaded by texasmomof4.
Heart shaped onigiri made with very pink rice, with cheese and cupid nori punch accents, broccoli, carrots, grapes, blueberries, strawberry and chicken breast nuggets.  Continuing with the valentine theme. 

I heart you bear onigiri bento

, originally uploaded by texasmomof4.
At the beginning of the week I thought I would be resourceful and make a big batch of pink rice knowing I would be doing a week full of fun valentine theme lunches.  Hope hubby doesn't mind a pink bear in his lunch today.  I normally keep his lunch cuteness to a minimum but figured I would give him a special valentine theme lunch as well.   In this bento there is of course a very pink bear onigiri holding a heart shaped boiled egg, baked garlic pepper chicken, broccoli with cheese I love you, strawberry and clemintine.  On the heart pick I cut string cheese and decorated it with nori and folded turkey pepperoni to add some interest.


Valentine, originally uploaded by texasmomof4.


Valentine , originally uploaded by texasmomof4.

Heart shaped onigiri with dill mayo chicken salad stuffed inside, broccoli, carrots, grapes, strawberries, blueberries and a kiss of chocolate.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty, originally uploaded by texasmomof4.
It's a cold rainy day in Texas today so I sent a little warmth to school today.  Kids love ravioli which is very filling and includes a full serving of vegetables so I added a small side car of fresh fruit and carrots.  The little kitten is an adorable marshmallow we found in the valentine section of the grocery store.  (The boys have the same lunch with a frog prince marshmallow)  My daughter has decided that everything should be dipped into peanut butter, carrots, strawberries, grapes the works so the pink heart container contains a dab of peanut butter. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Hearts, originally uploaded by texasmomof4.

With so many possibilities for Valentine theme lunches I thought I better get an early start.  Today I took classic brought lunch food fodder and ramped it up a bit with some valentine style.  We have the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  Carrot and celery sticks with peanut butter to dip them in (I like you heart)  A boiled egg in a heart shape and cherry tomatoes.  And of course the fruit assortment in the side car.  The adorable hand crafted heart bag on the right is from a fabulous swap with Jewelmaker.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Ducky Calzone Bento

Ducky Calzone Bento, originally uploaded by texasmomof4.
Busy moms these calzones are for you!  For these tasty beauties I thawed Rhodes brand frozen roll dough for a few hours then rolled each out into a circle on a floured surface.  After the dough was rolled out I filled each with ricotta cheese, turkey pepperoni, broccoli and mozzarella cheese.  Fold the dough over and twist and press to seal.  Before baking I brushed the tops with egg white for a nice shiney crust.  Bake at 350 until golden brown.