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Bento Lunches

Last Week’s Bento Lunches

Monday
Dumplings, broccoli, bagel rings and watermelon
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Tuesday
Mini Corn Dogs, oranges and carrot sticks
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Wednesday
Ham and Cheese sandwich, grapes, chicken bites and cheese
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Thursday

BBQ, rice, corn and mini apples
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Friday
Chicken Nuggets, crackers and pluot
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Bento Lunches

Here are this past week’s bento lunches

Fried Tofu Sticks, Pears and Edamame.
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Hardboiled Eggs, Peas and Carrots and Watermelon.
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Ham and Cheese Rolls, Grapes and Yogurt
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Cream cheese on toast, Cheese, Tomatoes and Persimmon
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Rice Cakes, Ham Rolls, Carrots and Peaches
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Bento Lunches

Hello! I know I haven’t been posting much lately, it’s been quite a hectic last few weeks especially with both kiddies now in school.

Now there’s getting ready both kids early in the morning and doing the homework the night before.

Like that’s not crazy enough, I decided to start making the kids lunch everyday for school.

Why? Well, Aaron’s school charges $2 a day for lunch and Elle’s school charges $3.75. I can afford Aaron’s lunch but Elle, hmnn, she doesn’t eat a lot and that’s way too much if you ask me.

And since I’m determined to make Elle lunches, I wanted to make lunches for Aaron as well =)

So, I started making them lunch everyday since Elle’s school started, 2 weeks later than Aaron’s. I came across a few samples of Bento lunches and thought it would be a cute idea for the kids.

I like making these lunches for them because it allows for me to be creative with my the food ideas. I’m also being challenged to incorporate fruits and vegetables in their daily lunch. The fact that bento lunches are in compartments and in cute presentation helps the kiddies have fun with their lunch as well.

Here are my bentos from this week…

Monday
Quesadillas, cheese, carrots and strawberries
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Tuesday
Fish Cake, rice, broccoli, carrots and mangos
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Wednesday
Pasta, hotdogs and white peach
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Thursday
Chicken Nuggets, fish crackers, grapes and mangos
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Friday
Egg, crab meat, rice and watermelon
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Its not easy to try to come up with NON boring food combinations, however, it always put a smile on my face that my kids say they love their lunch.

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Cake in a Mug

I tried this cake in a mug recipe several years ago but I pretty much burned it, so I decided to give it another try.

Cake in a Mug

Ingredients used:
4 tablespoons all purpose flour
4 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 egg
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 (heaping)tablespoons Nutella
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions:
1. Combine all the dry ingredients.
2. Add the remaining ingredients.
3. Mix everything with a fork until smooth.
4. Put in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes.
5. Cool. Top with ice cream and enjoy.

Cake in a Mug with Icecream

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Seems like we’re the only ones who hasn’t been to The Boiling Crab.

They opened one in KoreaTown and I was ecstatic since my parents live there. We were visiting my parents this weekend so we figured it would be the best time to go. It was so much closer from them than I thought, it was only 3 minutes away, oh yeah!

I thought they opened at 3, but it turns out they are open at 3pm weekdays but at 12nn on weekends. So we waited for a while, about 45 minutes, but man oh man. The kids we’re so entertained looking at everything, they had a shark head and an alligator on the wall. The bibs were also a hit with the kids, it made them feel cool.

So we ordered… crab legs, shrimp with lemon pepper, a fried shrimp basket, a chicken tenders basket, some corn, rice, fresh oysters and my favorite…. the fried oysters!

It was a yummy yummy experience and eating all the delicious food made me forget my 45 minute wait! Looking forward to come eat there again. =)

the munda fam

daddy and aaron

elle and mommy

oysters

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Auntie Em’s Flat Cookie

We were watching Sugar High from Food Network last night and they featured the Flat Chocolate Chip Cookie from Auntie Em’s.

Lucky for us that Auntie Em’s is only about 5 minutes away from our home!

The hubby surprised me with a box when I came home….

auntie em's flat cookie

It was so HUGE and YUMMY!

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Easy Kid Friendly MEALS

It’s difficult being a mom.

One of the hardest things to do is to think of a menu for breakfast lunch and dinner. I’ve put together a list of some super easy meals that can give you some ideas to help you out. Of course you can substitute the ingredients to what’s available or to your preference. Hopefully this can be of useful on those days that you just don’t know what to serve your family.

Breakfast

Oatmeal
Cereal
Jelly Sandwiches
Banana and Nutella Sandwiches
Egg Sandwiches
Cream cheese on a bagel
Waffles and bacon
Pancakes and sausages
Fruit and yogurt
Egg and Sausage Breakfast wrap

Lunch

Turkey and Cheese Kabobs
Ramen
Chicken Nuggets
CornDogs
Spaghetti
Chicken wraps
Teriyaki Chicken
Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
Fried Rice
Udon Soup

Dinner

Mac and Cheese
Rice and Corn
Quesadillas
Bacon and Rice
BBQ Hotdogs
Pizza
Chicken Noodle Soup
Ravioli
Meatballs
Chicken Wings

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