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Sun, Moon, & Stars Bento

Last night I figured I’d make my bento ahead of time so that we could leave early this morning. Since I wanted to do a low point lunch I decided to make fried rice with brown rice and the leftover Costco chicken from the weekend. I started cooking my rice at 9:45 pm and the darned rice cooker was still puffing away at quarter to midnight. This was for ONE cup of brown rice!! Finally I gave up and went to bed and just as we’re falling asleep Mr. Pikko is like, “What was that??” It’s the rice cooker beeping. *mumble grumble*

This week’s bento challenge is a Space theme, so though when I started making my bento this morning I didn’t intend to have a space theme, the ideas for it came into my head as I was arranging things and as a result, I have a Sun, Moon, and Stars bento. They’re going to start offering prizes too! I’ll have to work harder on my bentos!


Underneath on the bottom left is my fried rice which is brown rice, olive oil, green onions (snipped from my garden this morning!), Costco chicken, peas from dinner last night, and some Aloha Hawaiian Honey BBQ sauce. On the right is one diced fishcake, which is 1 point I think. At the top are some sugar snap peas that I lightly blanched.

In the Hello Kitty mini bowl I have some Kraft Free Ranch. On top I have ham stars, a mini Babybel sliced in half for a moon, a bell pepper sun, and two grape tomatoes to give some red in the middle.


Extreme close-up! Total points: 2!

I would have taken a picture of the box, but I made the mistake of letting the kids play with this box so now I’m missing the little sliding bar that holds in the fork and spoon. It’s really a miracle that I still have the utensils!

My bento store has really taken off nicely! I’ve made 4 rather big sales so far. Hooray! Now I can tell fellow bento nuts that I’m a “bento personal shopper”. Bwahaha!