Thursday, March 4, 2010

Don't be en"V"ous...

Today's bento was rather easy. I wish it was mine! As I was putting the lunch together, Ryan came into the kitchen and asked what letter today was. When I told him he said, "V...vanilla! cream!" Welllll, being the nice mama, I quickly tossed the Thermos into the freezer, hoping 10 minutes was enough to chill it sufficiently, then scooped in some Trader Joe's vanilla soy ice cream.

side of
of vanilla

to the
of the day hasn't always yielded the prettiest food combinations, but today's looked really nice I think.
Tomorrow is friday, so I'll take a break before next week's final alphabet installment, the tricky last letters of W, X, Y & Z!

7:30am- smoothie: 2 strawberries, 1/4 cup black raspberries, 1/2 mango, 1/2 banana, liquid DHA, water.
10am- 1/2 an avocado.
12pm- carrot "chips" w/sprouted chick pea hummus; 10 olives.
2pm- 6 strawberries w/
walnut-cashew creme.
6pm- salad: romaine &
bib lettuces, tomato, red
onion, yellow bell pepper,
snow peas sprouts, shoyu.

Ryan had a friend over
after school, so I made
cupcakes and let them all decorate their own. I didn't want to be too jealous, so I put 6 frozen strawberries into a bowl and allowed them to thaw partially, then topped them with walnut-cashew creme. Delish.

Dinner was just a salad,
par for the course. I'll
admit that I'm already
imagining what pasta
awaits me when the 40
days are up!


Happy Little Bento said...

Yum, digging the ice cream bento!

Alie said...

Wow! How did that work? - the packed ice cream? Was it still firm or soup by the time he ate it?

veganf said...

We've tried ice cream once before and it worked great! He said it was soft and creamy, but not at all just right I guess. I put the Thermos open in the freezer beforehand, and I don't pack it til the last minute. Elementary school here starts later than in many towns, so it's only in his lunchbox from 8:45am (when he leaves the house) until 12:10pm (he's in the second lunch group). So 3+ hours.

veganf said...

Alie, your blog keeps jumping to various ads, weird. My browser won't stay on it long enough to view your lunches! :o(

Alie said...

I have no clue what the problem is with my blog today! I had thought it was a blogspot problem until I checked yours and yours isn't having any problems... Hmmm... I wonder if there is an e-mail for blogspot or something?

Anyway, thanks for the info on the ice cream. I may have to try that sometime!

Alie said...

Ok.. I THINK the blog is fixed. :)