I have been nursing this cold for 3 days now. I'm not as achy as I was, but I am keeping myself medicated and hydrated. For this reason, Alice went to school with no lunch today. I wasn't feeling up to it, and my darling Trojan Man tossed her $2.30 and told her to eat at school. One day I'll pick on him for his inability to pack a simple lunch. :P She's happy though, as she likes the salad bar.
It's now after 11am and I do have to do something for the preschool aged Thumbelina, so I thought, hey? Why don't I bento for her? It's not a box, but it's still creatively prepared, and I have the perfect plates for it. I call it "Flower Power":
Cheese Flowers, with a raisin center and celery stems
Bologna and cheese cut with the same cutters and celery stems
If I were super creative, I guess the peanut butter would be a flower, but I don't rock that much
I also picked up some really cool lunch boxes at Walmart for $1.68. I got 3 in the pack, and they are much stronger than your 3 sectioned gladware containers, and I hope they hold up well, they should, as they are practically un-bendable: