Monday, September 22, 2008

Lunch Picnic Bentos

Here are the lunch picnic bentos I made for meeting my hubby during his lunch break.
My hubby works as a delivery man and so sometimes I'll go meet him on his routes and we'll have a little bento picnic at a nearby park together.

He loves getting to see me in the middle of the day and having fresh food.
I made the blue set for him and the green one for me.

We had some left over Tortellini from the night before. It actually tasted even better the second day after a night of letting its flavors develop.

Also we had a salad with a little snowman with ranch dressing (originally a Christmas thing with gum that I took the gum out and found makes a great mayo or dressing holder plus it's cute), Some raspberry jello salad, and a boiled egg. You'll probably see a lot more boiled eggs in the bento's because he told me that they are one of his favorite things to have.

I got both of the rectangle hello kitty bento's at the dollar store.
I found the matching bowls a few months later on sale for 90 cents at big lots.
I find that keeping my eyes open at the dollar store every time I go there I can find some really good containers that are cheap and sturdy for making bento's. I recently found they had some more of the insulated round snack jars and grabbed a bunch since last time I did not and then kicked myself when they stopped carrying them.

I wrapped the round bento's using some ribbon. There are some silverware and napkins in there as well. Grabbed us some slurpees on the way as a treat and then had ourselves a fantastic picnic. I keep a nice picnic blanket in the trunk of my car for whenever we might feel like having one that way we can sit comfortably on the grass.

It all looked so cute packaged in this pink hatbox that my sister gave me for a wedding present.
I have two other ones of different sizes to fit varying types of bento's.


Lunch Buckets said...

I bought the snowman gum too! Did you chew any? That was the MOST disgusting gum ever! But the containers were cute :)

Emily said...

You and your DH are so lucky to have lunch time bentos together so often. Lovely and fantastic efforts by you!

Your bento finds are wonderful!

Amber Kei said...

You're so cute...hope you're doing well!

Em said...

OH MY GOD what a lucky find, coming across your blog and finding these cool bentos.
How cool that you work these into your everyday life. Keep on keepin' on. That's awesome.

Bento Store said...

Oh .. the Hello Kitty lunchbox so cute ...