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« on: August 24, 2008 09:06:17 PM »

So DH is back to college and lets face it money is too tight to buy food everyday. My solution to this has been bento boxes and although my spouse is not as thrilled as my three year old and myself, he endures. In prior ventures in packing bentos I have not hidden all things cute. The only request he had for this years lunches is I have to keep things kind of manlike. So I bought him a new box that does not have a cartoon animal on it and I set to make his lunch. In my attempts to remain manly I decided to make octodogs. I did not realize how much my knives need to be sharpened until I tried to cut a hotdog to have eight legs. Anyway, here is the box...

box 1: octodogs, carrots, strawberries, boiled egg car (my mold did not work too well), little jelly cup thingy. Box 2: pasta with olive oil and a little Parmesan and tomatoes (I grew those in my garden! Grin They are delicious)

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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2008 09:30:05 PM »

Well done!  I remember when my husband and I were young marrieds and having to stretch our $$.  (We have now been married almost 35 years.)  I promise you that one day you will look back on these days fondly, your 3-year-old will grow up having cheerful memories and not even realize you were stretching dollars....after all with octodogs you have everything in the world and who could ask for more??!  The outside of the box definitely looks manly and your man can carry it with pride wherever he goes.  You are a credit to young moms and wives the world over who are cheerfully making the best of their situation and creating happy memories for all.  Well done! 
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2008 12:48:49 AM »

oh, that's a nice looking lunch box! Homegrown tomatoes, yummy!

« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2008 09:20:57 AM »

OMG! Where do you buy the jelly cup things? I have been looking for those for a few ears now and never have found any. I love the bento box its really cool, I'd be proud to take it as my lunch.

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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2008 01:11:53 PM »

I like the fact that the outside of the box is manly, but then when you open the box, there are some cute surprises.  What grown man wouldn't smile when he sees an octodog?  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2008 02:58:05 PM »

awesome box, you can say the egg is a meteor lol im wondering too where did you get the mini jelly cup?

yeah... i should probably get on that...
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