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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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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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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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Devoid of Inspiration Bento

Posted by on Jan 21, 2011 in Bento, Kids, life, Pork | 19 comments

After unfortunately falling asleep early with the kids, I woke up with a blank bento brain and ended up just making a lunch without any real center attraction.

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Breakfast Bentos

Posted by on Sep 13, 2010 in Bento, Breakfast, leftovers, Pork | 5 comments

See two breakfast bentos I made for Baby Girl and Baby J during a summer fun sleepover and hear what new addition in my home makes life easy.

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Mac and Cheese Bento, Part Deux

Posted by on Jun 10, 2010 in Bento, Chicken | 10 comments

For three days in a row, Baby Girl has requested Mac & Cheese bentos. Take a look at number two and see if you can spot any difference between them!

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Zojirushi Mini Bento Giveaway

Posted by on Jun 4, 2010 in Bento, Bento Box, Chicken, Contests, Details, Fish, Products, Reviews | 291 comments

Win one of Zojirushi’s gorgeous new mini bento sets, complete with a thermal jar, two side dishes, chopsticks, and a matching bag!

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Bunny & Bear Charaben

Posted by on May 17, 2010 in Bento, Charaben, Pork | 11 comments

See a preview of a lunch that will appear in one of next month’s Hawaii Marukai newsletters, Irrashai. Keep your eyes on the lookout for the May 25th issue for my first one!

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Review: Red Riding Hood Bento Box

Posted by on May 14, 2010 in Bento, Bento Box, Contests, Details, Products, Reviews, Shrimp | 107 comments

Read my review of a Little Red Riding Hood bento box from Kir de Vries and enter to win one yourself by looking at their site and telling me which one you like!

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May Day Bento (486)

Posted by on Apr 29, 2010 in Beef, Bento, Bento Hoodlums, Fish, Pork | 12 comments

With May Day coming up on Saturday, it’s time to pay tribute to this special Hawaiian holiday with a bento with a fish sausage lei in it! Plus, see a bento for Mr. Pikko.

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