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Breakfast Bento

This morning I suffered yet another blow to my bento ego from none other than my resident 6-year old anti-bento daughter. Last night, I’d asked her what she wanted for lunch today.

Baby Girl: What did I have for lunch on Friday?
Incompetent Mother: A ham sandwich. (which she made herself)
Baby Girl: Well then, you know what comes next. Spam musubi!

She’s been alternating the two every other day. I don’t know how she does it, but she doesn’t seem to get bored with ham sandwiches. Grandma J let her make her own one day and ever since then, she gladly makes her own ham sammie. It’s pretty cute.

Anyway, I made her a bento, which will appear in my third and final Marukai Bento Tips that had rice, sweet potato, fried ham rolls, and cherries. She saw it and rejected it, even though I’d made a cute little koala out of boiled eggs. She made herself a ham sandwich. 🙁


Since I’d been anticipating her taking it, I made this bento for myself, but ended up eating it for breakfast since I now had two bentos. It was actually a pretty nice breakfast. I had sato shoyu turkey hot dog with sweet potato and furikake rice. In the other tier I had assorted pickles and a boiled quail egg. I packed it in one of my new boxes from J-List, the Soup Style Bento Box. I had left my Zojirushi thermal jar in the work dish rack, so I couldn’t pack miso soup, but basically you’d pack something similar to what I have and then you could use the top lid to hold your soup. It’s a very pretty box and I’ll definitely have to pack it again!

Short post today, as I’m exhausted. Hopefully I’ll have a contest entry bento tomorrow though!