Archive for November, 2008
Last week I discovered that whatever I write while taking painkillers makes very little sense. I tried writing and rewriting posts while recovering from some medical stuff, only to find that Vicodin makes me stupid, dizzy and sleepy. Anyway, all is well with me again — sorry about the unintended break! It’s time to get back to bento with mini bagel sandwiches, a compact way to pack a non-squishable sandwich in a bento box.
Contents of preschooler bento lunch: Mini bagel sandwich with cream cheese and spruce tip jelly from our trip to Alaska (reviewed below), an “octodog” (octopus-shaped hotdog, full tutorials here for boiling, and here for frying) with ketchup for dipping, boiled broccoli with vinaigrette, hard-boiled quail eggs, boiled carrots, strawberries, and grapes.
Morning prep time: 12 minutes, using already-boiled quail eggs from the fridge and the multi-boiling technique to cook multiple things at once. In the morning I made the bagel sandwich while the water quickly came to a boil in my electric kettle (see my earlier post on Kettle Races: Electric vs. stovetop). I poured the boiling water into a small saucepan and cooked the broccoli, carrots and octodog. (Read on for lunch details, a review of local Alaskan jellies, and additional mother/son lunches.)
Published by Biggie on November 10th, 2008 tagged bento, eggs, fish or seafood, review, sandwich or wrap | 457 Comments »
Who do you pack lunches for? I’ve been writing about our family lunches for a while now, so you all know that I now pack bentos for my four-year-old to take to preschool, and I used to make them for myself and my husband sometimes. But enough about me, how about you?
Who do you pack lunches for on a regular basis? (Check all that apply.)
- Self (61%, 1,013 Votes)
- Spouse or romantic partner (27%, 451 Votes)
- A child (27%, 451 Votes)
- Self plus someone else (21%, 357 Votes)
- An adult (16%, 269 Votes)
- No one, I'm just reading about it (9%, 156 Votes)
- A teenager (8%, 131 Votes)
- Other family member (child, sibling, parent) (7%, 121 Votes)
- Just someone else (3%, 49 Votes)
- Friend (2%, 39 Votes)
- Other (describe in comments) (1%, 15 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,665