A Week of Bento – Introduction

Almost two years ago, I purchased a Kiki’s Delivery Service bento box from J-list. I never had an opportunity to use it, but I knew my time would come. For the past several months, I’ve been gathering more and more bento tools and a few other boxes as well. I even won some from Crystal Watanabe of Adventures in Bentomaking.

I have a plastic bucket in my kitchen that contains all of the bento stuff I’ve collected so far. It seems like a lot of stuff, but I still want more if I’m going to make really cute food. What I really needed though, was an opportunity to actually MAKE a bento box. Fortunately, with my kids here for summer vacation, it was only a matter of time.

Summer camp. Two kids. Five days. I sign up on a piece of paper and pay $15 a day for both to have boring lunches supplied by Crispers, or I could throw that page out and make lunches for my kids. I even bought my kids new bento boxes for their birthdays. It’s a lot more work than I expected, so I’ve been keeping the lunches simple. I’ll work on the cute later. When I have more tools!

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