Starting the week with the 4-square 4-color bento box!
Here's a little historical tidbit: Many moons ago, when hapabento and I were just young'uns, we each had a round bento box. We also had other boxes, but we noticed something interesting. Whenever we used the round box, the bento looked beautiful. Even when we were tired that day and only had leftovers, somehow the food you threw in the round box became a lovely bento. Try it, you'll see. Amazing, right? So, this box was christened The Magic Round Box. Its status remained until the appearance of hapabento's 4 Square Box. I was skeptical at first, but then I got one, and lo, it's true. I mean, look at it -- it's got 4 boxes within another box, all perfect stylized squares of varying colors. You can color-coordinate or not, mix and match flavors or textures, use a theme, the options are seemingly endless. Very cool, right? And so, the Magic 4 Square Box was born!
Anyway, back to today's bento: MisterMan got lentil curry over rice with carrot butterflies, purple potato chips, spring greens salad with peppadews and radish mushroom, and fruit box with grapes, red pear and sliced kumquats.
Radish has a heart shaped spot, did you notice it? And the red spotted background is one of a few that I got as a gift from a bento buddy... thank you!! It's just right to start off the "red" month of love... ^_^
I am a former research scientist turned stay-at-home-mom of 2 who got started with bento in an effort to help my kids learn that eating healthy and nutritious foods can be fun and cute. I make a bento lunch for my 9yo (4th grader) son & my 5yo kindergartener girl every school day, and post the pictures on my sherimiya ♥ flickr photostream. Here in this blog is where I describe each bento, and you'll also get a peek inside our family adventures. Thanks for taking a look, and please let me know what you think ^-^!