Time really flies! It was like just yesterday when I first started making bento for my elder boy during his kindergarten year, and now he is already a primary 1 student!
I am really glad that he is adapting well to the new environment, and very happy with the new school.
Everything seems so interesting to him, especially the canteen. He is really fascinated by the fact that he can now buy food from the canteen all by himself!
Therefore for the past weeks since school started, I didnâ€™t make him any bento as I thought it is a good chance for him to learn and fit himself into the new environment. I give him some pocket money every day and keep educating him to choose some healthy food from the canteen. It was a fun process as every day when he comes home, he will tell me what he bought and that gives us a chance to discuss about whether the food is good to take or otherwise.
He failed to get himself any food from the canteen on the first 2 days, and the biscuits I packed for him as backup became his â€˜life saverâ€™ food.
Anyway, I was caught by surprised last night when he suddenly asked me why I didnâ€™t make him any bento for so long! I was doing spring cleaning on the cupboard where I keep all the bento gadgets and I guessed that triggers him on bento again.
I have nothing much to use for the bento as I didnâ€™t anticipate making any bento especially today is the last day of school before the 1 week break starts for Chinese New Year. Hence I can only make him a very speedy bento today by using whatever food I have at home.
It was a simple mini meat floss sandwich bento. He requested for a hard-boiled egg too, and I put in some prunes to fill up the bento box. I am glad that I have some nice dragon food picks to decorate the bento so that I can call this a Chinese New Year theme bento. I purposely used the bunny sauce container for the soy sauce since the Rabbit will hop out in few daysâ€™ time and the Dragon is gliding in!
Wish everyone a happy and prosperous Dragon Year!
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