A Sunday Afternoon Bento

I hope you are having a wonderful and restful Sunday.  My morning was CRAZY; two kids acted up for most of it.  Nap time brought about a complete change in attitude and peace now reigns in my house once again.  Thank God!  I have two kids playing in the garden and a third playing with a puzzle in the living room.  Even DH is playing: fencing at a local park with some of our friends.  I thus had most of an afternoon to myself.  What did I do with that time?  Well, I made dinner - a bento box for each member of the family while watching a movie.  :)  What a lovely way to spend an afternoon!

The blue bento is a child's bento and the clear one is the adult version.  There is very little difference between the two.  I will describe the child's bento as the template for the day. 

The top section contains a pot sticker cut in half for easy eating, some dipping sauce, and three square onigiri made with peas in them.  The spaces are filled with grapes. 

The bottom section contains marinated cucumber slices (with sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce), some orange slices, broccoli, and some sauteed chicken.  Carrot sticks and grapes fill in any further gaps. 

The adult version of the bento has more meat and no carrots. 

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