Bento #217 @ kookyculinary.com

Another great use of leftover rotisserie chicken is to make chicken salad. Today’s bento contains a croissant stuffed with chicken salad and lettuce. Also included are star-shaped pepperjack cheese, oranges and chocolate for dessert.

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Bento #216 @ kookyculinary.com

Not the prettiest bento but it is definitely one of C’s favorite – BBQ Ribs! Today’s bento contains leftover ribs, caesar salad and garlic bread. The container at the top contains her snack – mini saltine crackers and mango.

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Bento #215 @ kookyculinary.com

Leftovers make great bentos especially pizza! Sometimes when I am super lazy, I order the school lunch pizza but that costs me about $5 for 1 slice! That is a little painful when I can get a whole pizza for about $10 outside but once in a while for convenience sake, I do it. But if I have a choice, I would avoid it. So if C really wants pizza for lunch, I try to make sure I get a pizza for dinner the night before. That way, we can all enjoy pizza for dinner and still have enough for lunch the next day. For this lunch, I also included carrot sticks, celery sticks and a few gummy bears for a treat. The yellow container contains ranch dressing for the vegetable sticks while the white container contains garlic sauce for the pizza.

Have a great day!!

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Serious Biscuit & Pie @ Seattle

Yes, it’s artery-clogging and has a zillion calories but it is oh so yummy!! The above is called “The Zach” and it consists of fried chicken, bacon and a fried egg sandwiched between 2 biscuits and then smothered in black pepper tabasco gravy. This is definitely not a biscuit for the faint-hearted. Don’t worry, I don’t ever finish one of these by myself or my doctor would not be happy. We usually get this and something else to be shared among the 3 of us. This dish can be found in one of my favorite restaurant – Serious Biscuit. It’s actually a 2 restaurant in one. Serious Biscuit on the lower level and Serious Pie on the second level. There’s even a Dahlia Workshop at the back where they make all the baked goods for all of Tom Douglas’ restaurants.

Besides the biscuits, we usually order a pizza. My favorite is this – wood-fired pizza topped with soft cooked free range eggs, smoked prosciutto, pecorino sardo and arugula
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Sometimes we will get the pizza with sweet fennel sausage, roasted peppers, provolone
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The corn & green onion hush puppies are pretty good too!
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The kiddo loves the fact that they serve coke in a bottle and root beer float in a mason jar. Always fun!
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Bento # 214 – A slider bento

February 24, 2014
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I love Hawaiian rolls and I usually get them when I make BBQ pulled pork. BBQ pulled pork sliders on Hawaiian rolls are the best. Unfortunately I ran out of BBQ pulled pork before we finished the rolls. So instead of pulled pork slider, I made ham and lettuce sliders for lunch. The size of […]

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Minion Rice Krispies Treat

February 17, 2014
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When C was little, she loved cakes & cupcakes for her birthdays. But somewhere along the way, she grew up and decided that she doesn’t like cakes anymore. So when we were discussing what to bring to school for her latest birthday, cakes were definitely out of her list. After wrestling back and forth between […]

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Bento #213 – A Valentine Bento . . .

February 14, 2014
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Happy Valentine’s Day!!! Hope everyone is getting & giving lots of love today. I think C has been really spoiled with bentos ‘cos yesterday she told me exactly how she wanted her lunch to be like. It has to be filled with lots of hearts for Valentine’s Day. So today’s bento contains heart-shaped french toast […]

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Bento #212 – A snacky bento

February 12, 2014
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Sometimes all C wants for lunch is just snacks and that’s what we packed for bento today. A simple lunch of Ritz crackers, salami, Babybel cheese, grapes and sweet potato chips.

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Bento #211 – Nothing beats BBQ day!

February 5, 2014
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Having lived in the South for many years, I have a fondness for all things BBQ. Unfortunately, I have to find great BBQ around where I live. So I try to make them at home whenever we can. In today’s bento is one of those that I make regularly at home – pulled pork. It […]

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Bento #210 – Fried Rice Day!

January 29, 2014
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Even though there is a microwave in C’s classroom to warm up the food, she does not really like to do that because there is usually a long line of kids waiting. Lunch is usually only 20 minutes and if she has to wait in line to heat up her food, she usually is not […]

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