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Bento #48 - Let It Snow (& a new box) 
29th-Dec-2007 11:37 pm
Well, between the holidays and a plumbing issue that all but shut my kitchen down for three weeks I haven't been making bentos for about a month.  I've missed it!  Here's the one I made Friday:

48

Top Tier:
1 - Snowflake & snowman shaped chicken nuggets
2 - Green olives on picks
3 - Snowman onigiri filled with a ground chicken and veggie mixture (hat is black olive, scarf is a piece of lunch meat)
4 - Snowman container with honey for nuggets

Bottom Tier:
1 - Carrots, broccoli, ans sweet red pepper rings
2 - "Snowflake" apples and grape gap fillers
3 - Snowman filled with ranch dip for veggies
4 - Snowman cookie


This is packed in a new box I found.  It can be used with one tier, or keep adding on as many as you need.  The lid has a built in handle.  It will be a great picnic bento.  I have six tiers (I can get more if needed).  There are three plain tiers and three divided tiers.  The brand is Snapware (they have a website).  They are listed as craft organizers, but on the packaging, website, and in the e-mail I sent them, they stated that they are food safe, good for freezer and refrigerator, top rack dishwasher safe and microwave reheatable (lid too - loosen lid before heating).  I believe that each tier is a 3 cup capacity - HUGE!  I'll probably only use one tier at a time from now on unless I'm packing for more than one. 
Here it is with just the two tiers I used:

Comments 
30th-Dec-2007 05:26 am (UTC)
I saw that bottom box tonight at Linens and Things. It came with 3 tiers though. I bought a bigger, rectangular one to use for stationery, though, not food. Nice find.
30th-Dec-2007 05:26 am (UTC)
Ah, I see that you said it came with 3 tiers too..durrr I can't read.
30th-Dec-2007 06:57 am (UTC)
Oh wow! Those are the coolest nuggets I've seen! I'm used to seeing the dino ones, but never snowflakes! I bet they're tasty! :D I also want to add that those stars/"snowflakes" are cute too. Lovely bento, I'm jealous. :P
30th-Dec-2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
Wow, lovely bento! I love the snowman onigiri and the overall theme. Did you cut the holes in the stars with a smaller cutter?
30th-Dec-2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Yes, I used a straw to cut the inner portions out.
30th-Dec-2007 04:36 pm (UTC)
The snowman onigiri looks fantastic! And what a steal on that box. Looks just the thing for a picnic.
30th-Dec-2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
those stars are so cute!
30th-Dec-2007 09:06 pm (UTC)
Great bento! I really like all the star carrots and apples.
31st-Dec-2007 03:07 pm (UTC)
I use Snapware too! I'm a female on the small side of average so using two tiers is usually too much food for me, but the perfect amount for my larger boyfriend. Of course when I pack the bottom with noodles or something rice based, he isn't hungry for dinner! Perfect for when I know I'll be too exhausted after work to cook right away. This past July I packed a pair of picnic bento using four tiers that I sent along with my brother and my boyfriend to Otakon (Anime convention in Baltimore) since I couldn't make it. My boyfriend said that the food fed him for the first two days. My brother shared with two other people and said that they didn't need to buy lunch or snacks. Now I'm embarassed because I got so excited about sharing, I practically wrote a rant. :P I'm going to San Jose to visit a friend after New Year's and I've been planning for years what I would do when I can finally visit a Daiso, but I love my Snapware so much I probably will still use them everyday.
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