I’ve been experimenting with bento. School lunch was an abysmal failure for us last year. The kids preferred to buy their lunch because the lunches I made for them were uncool. Ingrates.
After reading my friend’s wise words, I decided to get more creative because I didn’t want them eating cafeteria food even a few times a week.
This was my first attempt at a bento meal. It’s a dinner I made for the kids after some of the bento supplies I ordered came in. Please to ignore the poorly-lit photo. Also, I was trying to take the picture while holding the kids back with my elbows because they were starving. They hate suffering for my art.
Why yes, those are the drip trays for a George Foreman grill. Thanks for noticing. The ketchup is Hunt’s, and that’s a whole other story.
The corn is in Wilton silicone cupcake molds with chicken feet. I separated the food in the boxes with silicone sushi grass. The cheese cutouts were made with ocean scene cutters. I ordered all of the bento stuffs from All Things for Sale.
My dinner creation is certainly not the greatest, but I wanted you to see my first attempt. I plan to get better at this. I mean, obviously.
I’ll have a lot more cute things to show you soon, including photos of the kids’ lunches, hopefully with better lighting and composition.