|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!!!