Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Gold Rush Retreat Bento

Gold Rush Retreat Bento by sherimiya ♥
Gold Rush Retreat Bento, a photo by sherimiya ♥ on Flickr.
I made a special field trip bento today, because MisterMan is going on a retreat to Gold Rush Country! It's probably cold, rainy and there may even be snow on the ground, but he is super excited to try his hand at panning for gold and all that old forty-niner lore. He LOVES history, and he'll be getting first-hand experience of California's heritage. I packed some appropriate food for him to eat on the way up there: shovel-, pick- and gold nugget-shaped pizza rolls (or calzones) to aid in his gold-mining efforts. There's also: grape tomatoes, steamed Moloka'i Okinawan sweet potatoes, a hard-boiled egg, carrots, strawberries, a cup of his favorite pickled cucumbers and onions, and some dried apricots. I also gave him a bag of kettle corn to munch on. The boy's going to need all the nourishment he can get! Go west, young man -- there's gold in them thar hills!

As for TinySprite, she'll be taking a cute doggie calzone to school with her...


  1. So fun, this cheerful fare for an adventuresome field trip--love it!

  2. Very cool! I hope he has a great time! I love that doggie calzone. Very cute.