Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Five Minutes or LESS Bento

Tomorrow's lunch was packed in under five minutes.
I know.. I haven't been blogging recently, sorry, life got nutty,
and something had to go... I know.. it's a reoccurring theme.. but
hey, this girl is giving life her all!

So here is lunch (please ignore the FLY that I only noticed AFTER I deleted the other shots..
processed.. and wrote the blog.... DANG.. oh well..)

A chicken salad sandwich, the last of the green salad, fresh chopped
tomatoes with cracked pepper (and dressing for dipping), black grapes,
and some baco bits for the salad & tomatoes.  YUMM!!

Want to know what I've been doing while I'm to busy to blog?

Taking a great photography class from Nancy at Ordinary Miracles

Teaching... and working out in Columbia!

HAVE A Great day!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

A New School Year

A new school year is beginning!  I teach on a modified year round
school year, so summer vacation is short to begin with, and then I also
teach extended school year (it's like summer school), so my summer is busy..
but then I had two weeks of vacation, well almost, if you don't count my prep days.

I had lot's of fun this summer.. ESY was great! 
  My niece came and stayed with me for most of a week.
We did lot's of fun things, like going to Natural Bridges
 (not the state park, but a cave you can swim through), and I took her
on her first trip to Japan Town and the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco!

We of had cute crepes in JTown...

Then off to the Tea Garden.. I love it there, it's so pretty!

My friend Holly of wore a beautiful
dress she made recently.  She even designed the fabric herself!!!
Everyone wanted to pose for a picture with her, but who can blame them!

I mean, look at how cute she looks!!!!

By the way, the beautiful blond is my niece.  And while we were in Japan Town
she bought her first bento box!  I can't wait to see what she packs!

I can't wait to go to the Tea Garden again.  I love it there!

Anyway, LUNCH.. tomorrow's lunch is a simple one.  I've been eating
far to much processed food recently... So for tomorrow I have
some yummy tomatoes fresh from my sister's garden with salt and pepper,
some meatless meatballs, and cantaloupe.  I will also have some
air popped popcorn (which I keep at work).  It's a munchy kind of lunch..

Here's hoping for a great new school year! 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Seeing Stars!

With the Fourth of July Coming up, I decided to dig out some of my
stars.  Tomorrow's lunch is a salad.  Perfect for a hot day.

I used a star shaped silicone cup to hold some mandarin oranges, and sprinkled a
few black sesame seeds on top of them. I added a few cheese stars for color on the salad.
There are some red white and blue tortilla strips, and some sesame dressing in the yellow cup.
I tucked a string cheese in with the silverware, and added some apricots for a sweet
at the end of lunch.  I love the fresh fruit this time of year! 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

We'll Have A Whale Of A Good Time!

Pool Day #3 has arrived!
I was starting to get worried as it was raining the last two days,
tomorrow is supposed to be 91 (and Friday it will be over 100!

Lunch for Wednesday is cucumber and tomato with Thousand Island and Baco Bits,
Santa Claus melon, and a Trader Joe's Meatless Meatball and avocado sandwich.
I also tossed in a cheese stick with the silverware as on pool days I tend to be STARVING!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Fish Are Friends, Not Food!

I decided to "fish out" my marine cookie cutters as my students are learning about
ocean animals.  Be on the look out for more fish themed lunches this summer!

Lunch consists of an avocado and egg salad sandwich in a pocket, fresh tomato,
garlic and pepper onions, baco bits, thousand island, spring mix lettuce, and a cheese
fish for decoration.  I also had an orange (not pictured) for desert.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

No Time To Monkey Around..

Tonight's lunch brought to you in less than five minutes of prep time..
I added some Monkey touches, because, well... I love monkeys!!

Lunch is a salad with baco bits (hiding in the monkey), fresh tomato,
and Thousand Island dressing.  To go with that is some Santa Clause Melon,
and and egg salad wrap. Why egg salad in a wrap you ask?  I need bread. :)

Happy Bento!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

CuteZCute Panda

The CuteZCute Panda is one of my favorites...
He  adds such a cute touch on those days I'm in a hurry!

Tomorrow's lunch for the first Pool Day of ESY (think Summer School)
is a Trader Joe's Meatless Meatball sandwich topped with a cheese panda. 
I tucked the scraps inside so nothing went to waste.  There is some marinara with parm 
for dipping.  A salad with ranch and baco bits, along with some fresh mango, a panda
pick, and you have a lunch!  Can't wait to swim with the kiddos tomorrow!