New Boxes!

You may have noticed my site has a had a face lift.  Expect to see more of my little panda sign holder in the future!  This past weekend I was lucky enough to get 4 bento boxes!  I also picked up 2 new boxes for Alex’s lunches.  One is glass.  Yes, I am jumping on the BPA craze!  He gets a glass container because he works in an office with a microwave and he needs to warm things up sometimes.  It’s my way of saying, don’t die or become mutated due to plastic-ocity.

This is my itty bitty heart box.  I found it at Border’s Books of all places.  I almost didn’t buy it because it was $10 and really small but the cute factor was so great that I couldn’t put it down.  I love it because…

…it has a clear lid and it makes the food the design.  I packed cheese tortellini noodles, baby carrots, red bell peppers, red grape fruit, and grape tomatoes in there.. or maybe STUFFED is the right word! 

In addition to the new boxes I picked up the supplies to make my own light box for taking photos of the bento-ness.  It’s basically 5 white foam boards and some, you guessed it.. lights.  Hopefully, sometime in the near future you will be seeing photos that are NOT washed out in flash.  The pictures I took today were on white board but I used natural light.  I usually make lunches after Ara goes to sleep but today the boxes were calling to me! 

I found 3 more boxes at the Disney store, even more random than a book store?  They were 3 for $12 so of course, I came home with 3.  When the plan was to buy 2 boxes…  Ara chose a Tinkerbell design, I picked Minney Mouse, and  just in case a boy needs a lunch we picked up a “manly” Donald-Goofy-Mickey box!  This lunch is for the YMCA tomorrow, it has more tortellini, cheese, carrots, grape fruit, grape tomato, and pears.

 

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Ara ate this one today.  Left over pancakes with Nutella spread were a hit!  She also grudgingly ate pears, grapefruit, carrots, and cheese.  She usually loves the fruit but I guess I set the bar too high with the sweet pancake!  I packed that in the Tinkerbell box.

 

That ends the picture dump!  I hope to have more soon!

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3 thoughts on “New Boxes!

  1. Thanks! I love your site, if the zucchinis in my fridge aren’t mush I may try you recipe today. Yay!

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