Daily Bento – Blast From The Past

22 Mar

The funk has invaded our house.

Both of the kids are sick and both have very different ailments.

The oldest is dealing with a stomach bug while the youngest has a respiratory infection.

How does that even happen?

Camryn has been eating small meals throughout the day so I didn’t make a fancied up lunch yesterday or today.

I did however remember a certain lunch that I made for her over a weekend last month that I never posted.

I actually can’t believe I’m going to show it to you because honestly, it’s not my best work.

Camryn must have agreed because when she saw it she said “Mom, that pig looks crazy.”

She’s right. There’s a creepy look in his cheesy eyes.

Cam was going through a pretty serious Angry Birds phase a few months ago so I thought it would be fun to surprise her with an Angry Birds lunch.

The only problem was that I wasn’t real sure what those pigs and birds looked like. I only played it once, ages ago after several minutes of pleading from my husband and daughter.

I’m not into the vidja games which makes me the odd man out in my household.

Call me crazy, but as a SAHM I can usually find something more productive to do like cooking, cleaning, or child rearing than sitting around playing video games.

I’m not knocking anyone that does sit around and play those games all day, go for it if that’s your thing – no judgement. But I have a really addictive personality and I have no doubt that if I started playing, even if just for fun, I would soon be hooked and before you know it, my house would look like a cross between the second half of a Harlem Shake video (you know, where the kids are on the counters with mixing bowls on their heads) and one of those houses on Hoarders.

Not pretty.

Plus, it would be kind of hard to justify my not working if my husband had to do all the housework and work a full-time job at night because I was obsessed with getting to the next level of Halo or Assassins Creed or Zelda or whatever it is the kids are into these days.

Yeah, I’d say my reasoning is pretty solid.

So back to my dilemma, I looked on the interweb and luckily those pigs are everywhere. Plus, we had some Angry Birds graham crackers and their little faces were all over the box.

So there’s really no excuse for what I’m about to show you.




I’m telling you, that’s a Halloween mask waiting to happen. Take note costume manufacturers.

I believe that behind that psychopathic glare is a chicken sandwich. His eyes were made out of mozzarella cheese stick slices and food grade marker. The mouth and eyebrows were made out of organic fruit leather. His teeth were also made from mozzarella cheese.

I also put strawberries, pineapple, cheese stars, fruit leather letter cut-outs, and Angry Birds graham crackers in this lunch.



One Response to “Daily Bento – Blast From The Past”

  1. bentodays March 24, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    Hope they feel better soon! And actually the pig looks good (and looks like how he should look).


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