Tuesday, September 21, 2010

AJ's yellow Pikmin

Only AJ needed lunch today, since Ryan was going to be at a dentist appointment over lunchtime.AJ's lunch: green grapes; steamed broccoli; cucumber flowers & leaves; sandwich of smoked Tofurky, Veganaise, lettuce, & melted Daiya cheddar on wheat bread; spicy baked tofu; carrot flowers. The Pikmin is made of vegan rice cheese & white soy cheese.

This is exactly what AJ
asked for, including "lots
of green stuff to look
like leaves in the forest".
Imagine my pickiest eater
asking for that!

And there's a good reason
he got just what he asked
for... Yesterday I made one of my biggest lunch blunders to date... I put the WRONG bento in the WRONG lunchbox. Yep, I made two different lunches, and I accidentally put the Toy Story one into AJ's lunchbox. His solution: eat NO lunch. He drank his drink, but otherwise came home starving, whereupon Ryan convinced him to share the leftover bento with him. Not sure what a good idea that was, but AJ agreed. So we had a talk about mistakes, I told him I'd be extra careful that it didn't happen again, and if it did I implored him to at least try to eat some of it even if it didn't meet his expectations.
Now secretly I'm thinking: JUST MAKE IDENTICAL LUNCHES from now on!

Nate had to bring along a cupcake for a friend's birthday, so I gave he and Maia equally small snacks: cucumber flowers, 1/2 a Tofurky slice, Trader Joe's flat pretzels.


Mommyof2girlz/StephD said...

I usually pack the same ingredients in both girls lunches but just change the shape of the sami's..lol So much easier. Love the lunches :)

Susan Yuen said...

I love these bentos! Even your snack bentos are put together so perfectly! Next year I'll be packing two sets of lunches too. :)