Today's lunch has leftover ribs from last night, some rice with furikake, a couple of edamame pods and fruit (mango, raspberries, and blueberries). My son was a little disappointed that I could only fit in 2 ribs, but it's a minimum day today, so he can eat more when he comes home:)
I have not been getting up early enough to do any character bentos. Instead, I have been focusing more on the food. Today I cut up freshly broiled galbi (making sure to trim off all of the fat) and put it alongside a cup of Asian coleslaw and some rice with furikake. I added a couple of grape tomatoes for some color. The lime slice is for him to squeeze into the coleslaw if needed. It's not the most exciting lunch, but as long as it gets eaten, that's all that matters. If I weren't worried about the smell factor, I would have included some kimchee, but you know, I wouldn't want to cause him any unecessary embarrassment...not today anyway;p
Today's colorful lunch consists of Tarako (cod roe) rice balls and mini meatballs with sweet and sour sauce. Also in that tier are grape tomatoes and some sliced cucumber. Second tier has grapes, strawberries, and blueberries.
They haven't had a bento in a while so they were pretty excited to take these to school. Also this happens to be a Totoro bento box, and my son has watched "My Neighbor Totoro" at least 8 times in the last few days (he was home sick) so he was extra excited:)