Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Bunni...wich, originally uploaded by texasmomof4.
Quick bento today
Nothing is worse than running late in the morning when you have a cute bento plan in mind.  Today we improvised and threw together bunny sandwichs, organic bunny crackers, tiny tangerines, grapes, strawberry, peas and carrots. 

Monday, March 29, 2010

Bunny Musubi

Bunny Musubi, originally uploaded by texasmomof4.
Spring bento contest entry
Turkey spam musubi
Potato Salad....Texas style
Apple bunnies
Tiny little tangerines
I had fun putting this together and it was a hit at lunch the number one goal.  There are so many tv specials on right now about the obesity rate of children and it is heartbreaking seeing these children struggle with weight at such a young age.  Everyone seems so confused on what the cause is.  If they would open their eyes and see the processed high fat junk they call a healthy school lunch they could stop this cycle.  Sorry to step on my soap box.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Bunnies!, originally uploaded by texasmomof4.
My new favorite is falafel made it for the first time and so glad I made a double batch. 

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring is coming!

Spring is coming!, originally uploaded by texasmomof4.
Kids have been asking for very unphotogenic soups for a while now so glad to pack something a little more pleasing to the eye. Tarragon chicken salad, croutons, baby carrots, baby potatoes, broccoli and orange cauliflour, baby clementine, grapes, strawberry and blackberries.

Tarragon Chicken Salad
- serves 6 -

3 pounds boneless chicken breasts
1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 celery ribs, cut into 1 inch long pencil strips
1/2 cup shelled walnuts (optional)
3 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon, or 1 tablespoon dried
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and cover with 1 cup of the yogurt in a snug roasting dish. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.

2. Whisk together remaining ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

3. Shred cooked chicken or cut into cubes and mix into the dressing. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse, originally uploaded by texasmomof4.
Target has been really good to the bento addict in me lately.  In the easter section they have these adorable Mickey mouse easter eggs that are perfect for holding ketchup and sauce.  And in the freezer section they have organic chicken breast mickey nuggets. 

Monday, March 1, 2010

March in like a Lion....

March in like a Lion...., originally uploaded by texasmomof4.
Well true to form March had come in like a Lion we have storms today. Lion is made of rice and quail egg, sauteed cabbage, brussel sprouts, snow peas, strawberries, grapes, and chicken breast nuggets.