Daily Bento

6 Jun

rainy day lunch

I’ve said it before but unfortunately, gloomy days make for gloomy pictures.

Tropical Storm Andrea has been hanging out at our house since last night.

It’s been raining pretty much non-stop here for the last 15 hours and we’ve been under a tornado warning all day.

Good times.

Not to worry though. All my laundry is done and I washed my hair this morning.

I wouldn’t want you guys to see me on the news wearing dirty clothes with greasy hair if my house gets carried away by a water spout.

Never mind the stocking up of survival things like canned goods and batteries.


That might sound crazy to some of you but most native Floridians I know don’t get too concerned until we’re dealing with at least a Category 3 situation.

For us, a tropical storm is just another rainy day.

It’s a perfect day to read a good book, watch some movies, blog something, and just hang out with family. As long as you stay away from the windows, off the streets, and out of the water you’re good.

I will say that Andrea needs to carry on up north so I can get out to the store before my kids eat us out of house and home.

I watched the two of them tear through a family sized box of Cheez-Its last night like it was their job – after they had cleaned their plates at dinner and had dessert.

Hollow legs much?

Things aren’t looking good for my food budget.

In Cam’s lunch today she had Annie’s organic mac n’ cheese, organic strawberries, organic grapes, and sugar snap peas with a little sea salt.


2 Responses to “Daily Bento”

  1. AprilG August 10, 2013 at 12:53 am #

    This may be a completely dumb question but how do you keep the mac & cheese warm or is this not a lunch that gets sent off to school? I’m new to bentos and kindergarten!


    • we_should_be_folding_laundry August 10, 2013 at 1:15 am #

      Not dumb at all :). This was actually a lunch eaten at home but when I sent mac & cheese to school with my daughter, I always used a Thermos FUNtainer insulated food jar. They keep food warm for hours! You just pour hot water in, close the lid, and let it sit for a few minutes. Then dump the water, add (warmed) mac & cheese or any other warmed food, and close it back up.


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