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Ham ‘n Cheese Pizza Bento (121)

Yesterday at the market we were strolling to the fruit section when I spied some pizza crusts. I decided to let the kids try making their own homemade pizzas for dinner. We have this cute book, which is currently AWOL in our house somewhere, that is a story about how to make pizza and so I picked up a packet of three 7″ crusts, a bag of fat free mozzarella, and a jar of pizza sauce.

Baby Girl did surprisingly well in spreading the sauce all over and then putting the cheese on. She was putting a little too much cheese on her own, but just needed a little guidance. Then Godzilla Buddy came into the kitchen. He grabbed a handful of cheese from her pizza and threw it down on the floor! He grabbed another and shoved it in his mouth! Oh the horror! I kid, of course. It was cute. I chopped up some ham for them to sprinkle on and then promptly confiscated the tray to make some ham adjustments. Baby Girl thought she was being so clever by putting 1 or 2 pieces on her pizza and the rest on her brother’s. Anyway, I guess the idea of pizza was more fun to them than eating it because as I suspected, they weren’t really hungry yet. We’d eaten a really late lunch at 3:30 so I had a lot left to take today.

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I have about 3/4 of a pizza stuffed into this box and then on the sides I have olives and carrots. I should have remembered the olives when I was making the pizza, but this is me we’re talking about. I rarely remember things.

My fruit layer:

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On the left are some black grapes, which the market claimed was “seedless” but they most certainly are NOT seedless. I learned this the hard way after I chomped into one and bit into a ton of bitter seeds. They’re still great grapes though. On the right are gala apple slices. And in the middle…. this is the highlight of my lunch today. Kookaburra licorice. My friend from Allakhazam, Kaolian, sent me 3 bags of this amazing stuff in thanks for sending him a copy of the FFXI Starter Pack and this is by far the best licorice I have ever eaten. I used to hate licorice when I was a kid but somewhere along the way to adulthood I tried it and love Red Vines.

These however, totally kick Red Vines into distant memories. They’re soft and gummyish and taste so good. I cleaned out almost the entire bag this weekend and Baby Girl is addicted too. They’re coming out with Mango and Raspberry flavors soon and I’ll definitely have to try those. Anyway, thank you SO much Kao. It’s a miracle these pieces survived the weekend, really.

There’s still more to my lunch! I haven’t posted a picture of a KCCA salad in a while, but since this one features my very own home grown tomatoes, I had to take a picture!

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They’re so cute and yummy! They don’t turn completely red and some of them were starting to burst open on the vine, so now I just squeeze them and if they’re a bit soft, I pick them. I had about a dozen tomatoes to use as of this morning. I’m quite the happy gardener today!

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  • Marryth

    Homemade pizza is so yummy! I’m super picky about most things, but pizza is high on my picky factor list – working at pizza places in the past and having pizza EXACTLY as I want it means that regular takeout pizza just doesn’t cut it!

    I need to buy some cheese and make some now, I think. Well, once I’m feeling better.

  • Erica

    Tomatoes don’t usually ripen very evenly, so don’t worry about that! When the bottom of the tomato is completely red and squishy, pick away, even if the rest of the tomato isn’t. You can leave them in the window for a couple days and they’ll ripen evenly without splitting.

    I love fresh tomatoes. It’s too bad the growing season is over here. They never taste as good grown in the winter as they do at the height of summer.

  • Pikko

    I hope you get better soon Marryth!

    Thanks for the tips about tomato picking Erica! I’ve never had such fresh tomatoes and its really fun. ^_^

  • Lauren

    I have ment to ask this for awhile, I could just be stupid, but what is a KCCA salad? Looks good though! I am so excited about the sandwich box though!

  • Pikko

    KCCA means “kim chee crab and avocado”. I got lazy, so I started abbreviating it.