You know how I love to use leftovers; one of the things I love about bento is that fact that because you use boxes instead of bags or clingfilm, you can pack just about any kind of food, which is very handy for leftovers, as they make packing lunch really easy, not to mention cutting waste.
In this lunch Small Child had some leftover cheese and ham tortellini in tomato sauce, decorated with rubber ducky picks to make it a little more interesting. I absolutely love those picks, they’re probably my favourite. I don’t know what it is about rubber ducks, but to my mind no bath is complete without them (or lunch in this case)!
For dessert I vaguely continued the duck theme by moving on to eggs. He had a kiwi cut up to look like a cracked egg (This is really easy to do; just make zig-zag cuts around the side of the kiwi with a sharp knife until you’ve gone all the way around - the kiwi should then break in half easily), with a little chick spoon to eat it with, resting on some dried mixed tropical fruit. On the other side he had a pile of dried banana slices in a star-shaped silicone cup (also known as ‘banana crisps’ to Small Child), and some teeny tiny chocolate eggs inside a re-used plastic egg (from a kinder surprise).
The boxes came back empty, so he must have enjoyed it. I was a little unsure about whether he would enjoy cold tortellini, but he ate it all, which works for me!