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!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Summer Fun!

It's summer time, which means I'm busier than ever!
I teach ESY (Extended School Year), think Summer School.
Today my kiddos got to play with shaving cream, 
water beads, and roll paint balls down our slide.
I also go to go out to lunch with a good friend.

Tomorrow however it's back to Bento for me!
I've been so nutty recently, and with the end of the school year
I've had lot's of lunches out with coworkers and friends.

Here is tomorrow's lunch:

Lunch is nectarines, yellow tomatoes with ranch for dipping, the last of my current
batch of lentil salad, and some popcorn kernels (hiding in the cheerful lunch container)
 to pop and top with some extra virgin olive oil and salt.