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Two Home Lunches

Posted by on Aug 31, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Bentos, Blog, Everyday Lunches, Just for Kids | 2 comments

Baby Girl had a field trip, so I made the kids spam musubis at her request and packed them in a bag that Grandma J gave her.

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Ham & Cheese Rolls Bento

Posted by on Jul 26, 2011 in 2011 Bentos | 0 comments

Since Baby Girl is on a ham rolls kick, I decided to make some for lunch and ended up with mixed results. Definitely too cheesy for my liking!

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Pork Shiso Rolls Bento

Posted by on Apr 10, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Blog, Classic, Pork | 2 comments

Using the pork shiso rolls I made last week, I packed a bento for myself last Friday. Find out what the subject of my newest blog is.

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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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Faux Four-Leaf Clover Bento

Posted by on Mar 19, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Blog, Chicken, Everyday Lunches | 10 comments

I packed some leftovers from one of Ming Tsai’s recipes from his new cookbook and you won’t believe how long the title of this dish is! I’ve included a radish four leaf clover!

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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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Pink Panda Bento

Posted by on Mar 1, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Bentos, Charaben, Fish | 14 comments

Two cute little pink panda girl onigiri smile up from a lunch made up of tuna patties and yummy little fruits! Girl’s Day (Hinamatsuri) is now only two days away!

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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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Packing a Lasagna Bento

Posted by on Feb 17, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Beef, Bento, How-To, Italian | 19 comments

Need some advice on how to pack lasagna neatly into your lunch? Read my tips on how you can pack this messy but delicious meal nicely and neatly!

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Red Hearts Bento

Posted by on Feb 14, 2011 in 2011 Bentos, Beef, Blog, Everyday Lunches, Love | 0 comments

With Baby Girl home sick with a fever today, there will be no Valentine’s Day bentos for us, but here’s one I made last week! Have a happy Valentine’s Day!

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