I am getting sick of getting up at 5:30-6:00 to make bento. Don't get me wrong, making them isn't the trouble, just the waking up part. I got to sleep in until 6:30 today though because this bento was a "what can I scrounge up" sort of lunch. We had some leftovers, so I decided to work with that. We also have a ton of Japanese foods that I wanted to try on Paige. One of those things was cucumber pickles which are not like American pickles as they are very salty and I think meant to eat with the bland rice. She didn't like them the first time she tried them, but I am giving it another try because the first time she ate them without the rice. We also have mango pickles that I have yet to try. Catherine didn't like them very much, but again, this was without rice. I also have sweet bean paste that Catherine likes but Paige doesn't care for, though I may make a little something for her lunch box tomorrow with it.
Mr. Man was sweet enough to make me rice, but I told him not to and now I have four servings of rice for two more school days. Maybe Paige will eat it up, even though she didn't go for it this morning as she often does with leftover rice.