Naia starts kindergarten in September this year and since without going into a rant about the lunch options being served at schools these days, I am preparing to get into the mode of making a lunch for her to take to school. Everyday.
I started looking into bringing back bento-styled eating at home to allow Naia to become more familiar with it. I say "bringing back" because having grown up in Singapore, I am no stranger to bento boxes or stacked containers. I remember when we were strapped for money but had to be somewhere, my mom would make the food for the day and we would bring our own meal so we would not have to purchase lunch. Thinking back to those days, I remember looking forward to the aroma of mom's home-cooking, rising from the insulated containers when it was time to open them for lunch or dinner.
Wow, what a trip down memory lane. :o) I miss my momma! (She's in Singapore)
I have to be honest, I did experience a little sticker-shock at some of the prices for the bento boxes so I am going to check out the Chinese Supermarket I visit to see if they have some. But I did stumble upon some neat tools that I would absolutely add to my "chef's tools" to make the bento boxes just a little more fun.
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