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Mini Teri Beef Bento for Buddy

Posted by on Sep 29, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Bentos, Just for Kids, Kids | 2 comments

Buddy gets a little bento with onigiri, strips of teri beef, and fruits and veggies but then wreaks havoc on the box after lunch.

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Paprika Chicken Bento & Buddy’s Fame

Posted by on Sep 19, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Bentos, Blog, Chicken, Everyday Lunches, Kids | 8 comments

Buddy’s in a pretty awesome commercial in Japan and I’ve got a quick paprika chicken bento to show you guys as well!

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Rotisserie Chicken Bento

Posted by on Jul 21, 2011 in Bento, Kids, life | 8 comments

Back to school soon! We’re buying school supplies and trying to get them into bed earlier than usual to prep for school routine. It will be Buddy’s first day in kindergarten soon!

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Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Baking, Kids, life | 12 comments

My little girl is growing up so fast! She turned 7 last week and to celebrate we threw her a big party with friends, a water slide, and a big castle cake.

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Grilled Beef & Chowder Bento

Posted by on May 11, 2011 in Beef, Bento, Kids, life, Pork | 3 comments

The Pikko family suffers the loss of a pet at the hands of Max. Today’s bento is filled with leftover grilled beef and some comforting corn chowder on the side!

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Tonkatsu Bento #4,524

Posted by on Apr 6, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Blog, Everyday Lunches, Japanese, Kids, Pork | 8 comments

My umpteenth tonkatsu bento has three little onigiri and some fresh produce from our garden. Can you guess which of these things we grew ourselves?

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First Grade Picnic Party Bento

Posted by on Mar 10, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Bento, Features, Japanese, Kids, Picnic, Pork | 8 comments

Baby Girl’s school was having a first grade kite flying/family picnic activity, so I made a bento for us to eat after we’d made her kite and then we took the kite out for a try.

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Chicken Fettuccine Bento

Posted by on Mar 9, 2011 in Bento, Chicken, Kids | 2 comments

Leftover chicken fettuccine in a bento packed in my new Zojirushi thermal “purse” bento. Find out how it became useful for not just taking my lunch with me to work!

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Girl’s Day Somen Cupcakes Bento

Posted by on Feb 28, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Bentos, Blog, Charaben, Childrens Day, Kids, LOST Bentos, Salad | 16 comments

With Girl’s Day coming up this Thursday, I’ve got to start in on the pink and girly themed bentos. Hope you enjoy this first one with “somen cupcakes”.

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Filet Mignon Bento

Posted by on Feb 15, 2011 in Beef, Bento, Kids, leftovers | 11 comments

With some extra delicious leftovers from my Valentine’s Day dinner, I pack the most decadent bento I’ve ever made in the last four years! Om nom nom!

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