Bento Lunches In The Heart of Montana

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A Day Late But NOT A Dollar Short....

Posted by Kathleen on November 14, 2010 at 1:17 PM

Why?  Because today's post is about great finds at the Dollar Tree.  Creating bento lunches in MON (middle of nowhere) Montana means that I don't have easy access to an Asian grocery store or the ability to buy traditional bento supplies anyplace but online (or the occasional trip out of state).  So I keep my eyes open whenever I'm shopping for anything that will work or serve a bento purpose.  On a recent trip to Dollar Tree I found these:

 

Even if you don't want to go "full on" bento, cut sandwiches are a welcome addition to any packed lunch.  Creating a successful cut sandwich may seem intuitive but follow the easy steps found HERE for non-squished, really cute cut sandwiches.

This moon dish is actually made of oven safe silicone SOO that opens a whole world of bento possibilities from making a moon shaped sandwich with homemade bread to baked pasta that will hold it shape with out the dish, meat loaf, little cakes, or just as a eco friendly dish that can be re-used. 

More next week on the eco friendly aspect of bento and some statics that may shock you!!!

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4 Comments

Reply Momma Jorje
12:14 AM on November 15, 2010 
Thank you SO much! Like I said, I was really waiting for this entry after the teaser in Turkey Time! I actually ran out to Dollar Tree TODAY after reading this. I picked up the star and the moon, but chose not to get the other one. That's right, the Dollar Tree right here in Tulsa, OK had the same exact items. Good to know. And I suspect I'll be having a star sandwich on Tuesday! lol I've also been itching to get a silicone cup to use as a food separator, so I appreciate the notice on this deal! The color is hideous, but I'll deal with it. :-)
Reply Kathleen
9:40 AM on November 15, 2010 
I am so glad your Dollar Tree had them too. I always wonder about stock from store to store. I agree completely about the color of that dish, just awful, but it will bake a great reusable food divider.
Reply Momma Jorje
9:44 PM on November 16, 2010 
Oh! I forgot to mention! In the "impulse buy" aisle (aren't they ALL??), it looked like they had Giftmas-themed food picks. I wasn't positive because I was already past them, but you might watch for them when you go again.
Reply PeachieClean
12:00 AM on December 24, 2012 
Haha, I got one of the little moon-shaped guys a little while back. Currently baking banana bread in it. I currently don't have access to my bento-stuff so I don't know if it fits my box or not, but it is cute. (In a safety-orange kind of way.)