First Bento of the New Semester

Anthony's First Bento of the Semester
Hand-made rice balls, octopus-shaped fried wieners, broccoli and carrots, and a cheese snack

Today was Anthony's first “bento day” of the new semester. His preschool started last week, but they were all short days. Finally today the kids could bring lunch (“bento” means “boxed lunch”) to eat at school.

As I wrote in the post “It's All About the Bento” when he has his first bento day last May, the bento is a big deal, and Fumie puts a lot of effort into making them fun, easy, and healthy. Today was no exception.

Tasty Left-Overs After Bento Preparation

As is normal, Anthony ate the thing clean, down to the last piece of rice. His bento box is not washed at school, but comes back as if it had been:

You can see all his bentos, updated each morning one is made, at the Anthony's Recent Bentos page.

All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

Wow. No wonder the dish comes home clean. That looked so good I nearly leaned into the computer monitor to lick the dish myself, just to try to taste.
When Josh gets old enough to understand what a packed lunch is, you’re going to have to put ****WARNING: BENTO PHOTOS TO FOLLOW********* warnings on your blog, because I’m not letting Josh see what Aunt Fumie makes for his cousin. Because I’m just not that artistic, and Josh’ll be lucky to get a wrinkled pbj & a banana tossed into a sack.

— comment by Marcina on September 12th, 2006 at 4:50am JST (17 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Our son is now two-and-a-half, so we have been going out to various kindergartens trying to decide where to send him next April, if we indeed decide to go with a 3-year program. He was born in February, so if we do start him next year he’ll be younger — although not smaller — than most of the other students.

— comment by nils on September 13th, 2006 at 9:55pm JST (17 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink
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