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Rotisserie Chicken Bento

I’ve been using instant messaging programs since college, back when ICQ was the only program people used. Then came a flood of others and I hated having them all up at the same time. I moved to Trillian, which I kinda hated, then started using Pidgin, which I love. All my friends are stuck on one ‘Buddy List’ and all my chat windows are in one window.

So anyway, I’m just on my computer, doing stuff, when suddenly Buddy sees the word “Buddy” and since he can recognize familiar words, he asks me what it says. When I tell him it says Buddy List, he became incredibly happy and ran to tell big sister. She comes over and reads it and is immediately angry at me.


She used her real name to protest, but you get the idea. I couldn’t help it and I laughed at her, then assured her that it didn’t mean Buddy as in our Buddy.

Costco Chicken Bento

I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted any bentos. To be honest, I’ve been packing bentos, but have been too lazy to post them, mostly because they’ve been a bit plain or I’ve been too busy.  This one is a quickie I made with sliced Costco chicken breast, furikake rice, and some cucumber pickles. I’ve got some yellow cherry tomatoes growing out front that I have to use soon, so look for them!

The summer has gone by so quickly and the kids will be starting school in less than two weeks. We just bought most of their school supplies the other day and Grandma J bought them both backpacks, which is great because I spent like half an hour trying to convince Baby Girl that she really really really did not want to buy an $80 Hello Kitty backpack at some specialty store just because she had the birthday money to buy it. She was going to make me take her back and get it later. Sigh.

Though I want to pack bentos for Buddy, I’ve purchased school meals for both of them, to cover days when I’m just too pressed for time or there are no leftovers to send them to school with. It’s funny that I’ve been waiting for his first day for so long and now that it’s finally coming up, I’m in a total bento rut! LOL!

How are all of you doing with your back to school activities?

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  • Haha, that’s cute! I don’t have to do too much work right now but I’ve been stocking up on bento supplies and freezing a bunch of leftovers and stuff to compensate for later on.

  • Ha! That is so cute, how great is it you can have so many ways to document kids stuff like that! I have some bento stuff that I try to talk my daughter into, she’s old enough where she knows what she wants and half packs her own lunch now. So it looks like I got a lot of cute bento boxes to bring to work when I go back when school starts. I haven’t been posting bentos for the same reason, not much new.

  • Driver B

    Hi Pikko!
    You should check out, which has solved all of my instant messaging woes. It consolidates all your different chat programs into one window. I’ve been using it for a couple years now (since it was in beta) and I love it!

  • Thanks Driver B, but I’m very happy with Pidgin! 🙂

  • Well, at least it’s not just me! 🙂

  • Yeah but if you’re anything like me, you forget to use freezer stash! lol

  • Hi Pikko! Bento looks appetizing! I had the same bento posting laziness syndrome for few months already but am getting back into action now. Would love to see your yellow cherry tomatoes soon!

  • School starts so early there! My elementary, middle, and high school in Northern California didn’t start until the end of August!

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