Thursday, January 29, 2009

Dinosaur Egg bento

Okay, so maybe the proportions are a little off...but hey, the Monkey doesn't care!

top: strawberry, zucchini, banana & applesauce bread (with a hint of cocoa--recipe to be posted soon), smashed avocado
bottom: cheese quesadilla T- Rex, corn, carrot, dinosaur (quail) eggs, quesadilla triangles, and purple cauliflower (there is a minuscule chance that the Monkey will eat the cauliflower, but he constantly surprises me)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Salmon & Pea bento

We attended the launch party for "An Indie Rock Alphabet Book: A Paste Reader for Kids & Their Parents" yesterday at The Little Shop of Stories in downtown Decatur. There was a live band, book readings, beer (for the adults), and of course a book signing. The Monkey had a blast as did EGG. I have at least five minutes of video of them rocking out to the music.

top: fish shaped toast with smoked salmon spread ( fork-spreader in the container)
bottom: babybel cheese, peas, turtle cracker, strawberries and blueberries

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Liopleurodon Dinosaur bento

Liopleurodon is one of the Monkeys favorite dinosaurs.

top: animal crackers, grape and cheese sticks, veggie sausage, more grapes
bottom: sunbutter & jelly sandwich, cheese dinosaur with cranberry & sprinkle accents, feet are made out of green tea pumpkin seeds.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Blast From the Past Bento

This bento is a semi-remake of a previous rocket bento. (here)

top: mini cornmeal blueberry muffin, rabbit grahams, raspberries & blueberries, edamame
bottom: whole wheat spaghetti with veggie tomato sauce, chicken apricot meatballs, and rocket cheese

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The "Poop" on Decatur

I had jury duty this morning. And although I groaned to my husband as I left the house about having to go, I secretly relished the idea of a few hours all alone with NOTHING else to do but read. I even guiltily texted a friend that I was on a mini-vacation (minus the wine). Oh what we learn to appreciate. I made it through one book; The Sassamon Circle and I began The Brief Wondorous Life of Oscar Wao which thus far is reminiscent of a book I read when I was twelve entitled The Children of Sanchez. Anyway, back to poop. So, after 7 hours of sitting in a nicely lit room in “fairly” comfy chairs reading books we were dismissed. On my walk home I encountered this:

So, what does dog poop have to do with bento lunch blog? Uh, nothing. But it does have something to do with my little city of Decatur. You see this is not the first time I, or others, have encountered this phenomena. So, what else was I to do but take a picture of it? When I came home the conversation went like this:

Me: I took a picture of that the flagged dog poop and I am going to post about it!
MOTH: Gross
Me: Why? Don’t you think it is odd?
MOTH: This from a woman that carries a pruner in her jogging stroller.

It’s really not the same thing. I carry a pruner for practical reasons. I mean there are lots of shrubs that stick out onto the sidewalk. But who puts toothpick flags in dog poop. That’s just plain weird.

Sunday, January 4, 2009