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Teriyaki Meatballs Bento (107)

My two kids are going through a tornado phase right now and I’m still getting used to it, so when I asked Mr. Pikko to watch them so I could take a nap Saturday morning, I was a bit… unnerved to wake up and find that the big Costco pack of Kirkland toilet paper we had bought was busted open and used in a toilet paper fight. Also, the books on the shelf were thrown out, the mail on the table tossed about like confetti, there were tiny little papers all over the floor because Baby Girl was “playing with scissors”, and lego blocks were all mixed in between for color.

All this mess was of course enough to make my brain explode, but I think there is a good side to me having to clean the house on a daily basis. For some reason this weekend I lost a lot of weight. I was 125.7 this morning! Or maybe it’s more sleep? Well, whatever it is, I’m happy. Carry on kids!

Teriyaki Meatballs Bento

I’m really unhappy with my bento today as it was done in a rush and simply don’t like the way it’s put together. Mr. Pikko was all cranky with me this morning for taking a long time so I’ll definitely have to do this at night all the time now. I’m sick of rushing in the morning anyway.

On the left I have a dog shaped onigiri with a dog shaped slice of turkey with a nori face on top. I have the onigiri mold and cutter to make both these shapes along with the bunny and bear shape available in the store right now. Under the doggie I have two slices of fish cake made by my MIL and given to us before she left. Next to that I have two Aidel’s teriyaki pineapple chicken meatballs cooked in Mr. Yoshida’s sauce. Then I have corn in a Miffy cup and an orange bell pepper stuffed with Laughing Cow Light Swiss cheese, something I’ve seen others do that I’ve wanted to do for a while.

Blueberries and Peaches

I’m not sure why this pic came out so blurry but this is my fruit layer, which has slices of white peach, grapes, and some blueberries. It’s a funny thing about these blueberries. I am not a blueberry fan. I love all berries but have never really taken to these much. So when I took the kids to Costco on Friday, for some reason Baby Girl wanted them in the worst way. She asked me I swear, at least 50 times to buy her a pack of blueberries, insisting she loved them and that she promised to eat them. Since her word as a toddler is about as good as a year-old-expired coupon, I said no at least 50 times.

Finally though, she cracked me and I bought one. I figured I could give them a try again and lo and behold, I did like them.

And I would eat them in a box.
And I would eat them with a fox.

Yeah, it’s like Green Eggs and Ham in real life. Scary stuff. I’m eating them in a box but thank goodness I don’t really have a fox to eat them with. Or I do, but he always eats at work. Anyway, that’s why they’re in my bento today. I haven’t been able to stop eating them all weekend.

I used my pink Feel at Ease box today with the matching side container that I found in Little Tokyo in July. I have edamame in that container. The fruits were bulging out so I had to use the furoshiki in the background to tie it up tight.

I am happy to report that Hawaii won against Louisiana Tech last Saturday. It was a nervewracking game that I had such a hard time watching because I was sooooooo nervous. So much hangs on every game and to have it be that close and have so many mess-ups was very hard for a fan to watch. UNLV this weekend will probably be even harder to watch. I have a great idea for our next football bento, so stay tuned next home game for that.

As I mentioned last week, I started my Live Journal documenting my costume making effort for the Final Fantasy XI Festival coming up in November. Doing this has really got me interested in sewing again and this weekend I bought a pattern for a blouse and some materials to make my own shirts. If anyone else out there likes sewing or scrapping, I found some good coupons for shipping at Joann.com from CouponChief. They also have a good one for free shipping on baby and maternity clothes from Old Navy. I always forget to check coupon sites before I go shopping so I definitely need to make a better effort in that area. “Free shipping” are magical words to a cheapass like me.

I really wish I could stop the outlines from appearing around every single image but bleh, if that’s the price I have to pay for the nice green border, so be it.

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  • Marryth

    I think I’ll be joining you in coping with the “tornado phase” soon…my little one is just starting to stand, and she learns FAST. I give it a month before she’s tearing around biped-style, instead of the normal speedcrawl. She gets into enough as it is…

    Your bentos always look so yummy, and you manage to get ’em done even with little monkeys buggin’ you – I’m impressed! I know I don’t manage nearly as well, and I only have one monkeybaby of my own thus far!

  • Pikko

    My two kiddos are 3 1/2 and 1 1/2 so you have a bit before they get really bad. Still, good luck to you whenever it happens lol.

    Thanks for the compliment!

  • Darqflame

    Looks yummy as always!

  • Sarah

    Hi there! I just spent the last 30 minutes reading your blog. It’s wonderful! The foods you put into your bento look so delicious!

    I have been making bento for my husband and myself for the past couple months, and I have a LOT to learn! He was raised on Mac N Cheeze and Ham sandwiches so I find it difficult sometimes to make neat bentos. I am inspired by your lunches! Keep up the excellent work!! ^_^b

  • Pikko

    Hi Sarah!

    Thanks for reading my blog! I’m glad to hear that I inspire you and hope that you’ll keep up the bento habit to encourage healthier eating for your family!

  • Elena Hope

    I always get so many inspirational ideas watching your blog! But this time I was reading along and read the part about Louisiana Tech and nearly squealed, as Tech is my alma mater and I hadn’t heard how their season was going! Yay for sports AND bento news!

  • Pikko

    It was SUCH an intense game, I almost couldn’t stand it!!