I have recently got into bento. Inspired by Grace at Eats Amazing, I have started to get out little cookie cutters when making Mushroom a packed lunch for days out. Also the recent discovery of his Gruffalo plate (which I though we’d lost long ago) has made me get more creative with his lunches at home.
However.. . On showing off a lunch I was particularly proud of to a friend, they were impressed, but relieved to know it’s not something I do all the time. In fact, although this friend enjoys blogs such as Eats Amazing and the Lunchbox Doctor, they said they felt a little ‘inadequate’ in comparison, for not making these amazing lunches every day.
I personally don’t feel this way – yes, Grace is amazing. But I’m sure there is something I can do that would seem equally amazing to Grace. We are all awesome in some way (go on, click the link and revel in your awesomenaciousness) but I do get it. Although I get really excited by my creative genius when I do make an brilliant bento, I also make pretty boring (although I hope fairly healthy) lunches for Mushroom, and occasionally I also feed him junk.
So, as a reminder that we’re all ‘good enough’ mothers (that’s better than it sounds – click that link too to find out more), I want to start a linky. It took me a while to figure out how to do it but here we are! It won’t be weekly because I’m a bit flaky with such things but I will tweet it whenever a new one is up (probably once a month I should imagine, depending on the appetite – excuse the pun – for this one). This linky will be open until 25 April and you can post anything you like – from your amazing bento boxes (be sure to link up to Grace’s Fun Food Friday linky as well if they are) to KFC snackboxes – let’s be honest about not being perfect when it comes to feeding our kids. Here’s a selection of what I’ve recently been putting in Mushroom’s mouth:
And finally, my brilliant (well I think so!) bento lunch to wave goodbye to daylight saving and welcome the first days of summer – the ladybird garden. Yay me.
I am also linking up to Fun Food Friday with this post as I am proud of my bento effort. Click the link below if you’d like to be inspired by even more amazing efforts.
And… drum roll please… Here’s my badge! I am pretty proud of this too, for you to add when you link to Whats’ on their Plates?