This year, Chinese New Year falls on Valentine’s Day, February 14th. It is the year of the tiger and, in honor of that, I decided to do a Tiger sandwich bento for Sean! The sandwich is made of whole wheat bread and turkey, as well as cheddar and provolone cheese on top for the tiger’s head. I used fish sausage for the nose and nori for the tiger’s stripes, eyes, and ears. As for myself, I was born in the year of the boar or pig, and I am technically what you would call a metal pig. Only a half of things that describe my zodiac ring true, but the other half just makes me giggle. I know for sure that I am not extroverted or ambitious. They are kind of fun to read and if you are curious about yours just click on the link and type in your birthdate.
Paige wanted to take leftovers from last night’s dinner of beef stew. So I thoroughly heated everything up this morning and packed it in this thermal container that I got from my sister over the winter break. It’s such a cute and roomy container, that is ideal to pack stews and chili in with hot veggies at the top. It doesn’t keep the food hot like a thermos but it’s effective enough to keep it warm until lunch. :D