Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Wings of Bento, and a Celebration

Wings of Bento by sherimiya ♥
Wings of Bento, a photo by sherimiya ♥ on Flickr.
As I was going through my bento stash, I found this two-tier rectangular stainless steel Ecolunchbox set. It comes with a smaller, lidded box that fits into the top tier and is useful for packing things that you'd like to keep contained. The other Ecolunchbox I have (the oval one you can see here and here) also includes a separate small box, which seems to be where this company stands out. I like the quality of these boxes; the metal is sturdy and well-constructed enough to survive a typical lunchbag-swinging kid. This one, like the other one, has a tight latch, which you might need to practice with your child to make sure he can open and close it easily. Here I've packed some tebasaki (Japanese Grilled Chicken Wings with Sea Salt - method and recipe here), roasted diced taters and asparagus spears in the lower tier, and strawberries, carrots, blood oranges in the top tier, along with cottage cheese and blueberries in the little tin.

As for the kids' accomplishments last Friday, MisterMan finished first in the 3rd Grade District Spelling Bee! He beat out 27 other kids from 8 other schools to take home the medal. Interestingly, although the kids were given a list of about a thousand potential words to study, the second half of the bee drew from a secret list that the kids would only have been able to recognize from their reading. Not surprisingly, most of them were eliminated during that half; and some of those words were tough! MM never cracked under pressure, and spelled the winning word, "admirably", admirably. So proud of him! As for TinySprite, she appears to have performed well in her Kindergarten Readiness Interview, as we received her positive evaluation today. So as promised, they celebrated with their own double ice cream cones this past weekend: pistachio and chocolate chip for him, and chocolate and blueberry cheesecake for her. ^_^

30 comments:

  1. Congrats on your kids achievements! I bet you are a happy mum now! :P

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    1. Thanks Bobo; yep, we had a fantastic celebration this weekend!

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  2. yay! Congratulations on your kids' achievements! Like mother like son and daughter perhaps? : ) They sure look happy with their ice cream and deservedly so! Well done!

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    1. Yep; that was a highlight for them this weekend! That and hanging out with family and friends in sunny L.A. :D
      Thanks Chantale!

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  3. Nicely done, bento, Sheri..the blood oranges well balanced the color of your box..
    Congrats for both MM and TS...great job of your kids :)

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    1. I love the blood oranges Yenny; I use them in my smoothies a lot too.
      Thanks a lot!

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  4. I have been reading your blog for a long time now (love it!) and had to comment because I realized from the photo that you send your kids to the school I grew up in! My mom used to be a teacher there and helped moderate the spelling bee. Small world!! Congrats to your son. :)

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    1. Wow, that's neat! Thanks a lot for sharing that and for the sweet words virginia. Appreciate it!

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  5. Congrats to TS and MM ! They both deserved the celebratory icecream :-) And otherwise, nice colourful bento as usual.

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  6. "Way to go Mister Man!!!" "Way to go Tiny Sprite!!!" "Aww man I need those chicken wings Sheri!!" Lol

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  7. Good going Mister Man!!! All of that studying sure paid off. Give TinySprite and Mr. Man big old hugs from me!

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  8. Congrats MM and TS! Am in smiles from this proud and joyful post. Love the bright bento and celebratory cones, yayyyy!

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  9. Congrats to MM & TS.

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  10. Aaw, congrats to MisterMan and TinySprite! ^^ They look so happy!

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  11. Congrats on your children's achievements Sheri:)Yay and way to go! Love the bento and the cones too.

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  12. I hope I'm not too late. Congrats to TS & MM! Big hugs from me. You are one proud mom to have such amazing kids. Love to see your kids' joy and smile from the picture. Look at those cute smiles ... You are so blessed Sheri! (^.^)

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    1. Thank you Lia!! I am so happy for them :D :D

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  13. Fantastic kids! Congrats and keep going! Excellent photo of your happy children.

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  14. congrats to MM and TS on their impressive accomplishments! they look so happy and proud enjoying their ice cream :-)

    and you gotta think that having such yummy, healthy, brain-stimulating foods packed by a loving mom helps them succeed, no? ;-) congrats to you too sheri!

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    1. I like to think the happy little bentos pack a brain-stimulating power punch!
      Thanks megan!

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