This past Friday, the kids and I received an early Valentine’s gift from Mark! We have been wanting a dog for what seems like an eternity and we finally were able to get a puppy! Macky is a Lab mix and he is very, very sweet in nature. He also can be very rambunctious and will chase and tackle Sean whenever the opportunity presents itself. Needless to say, Sean is not pleased with Macky when he does that. Also Macky is the very reason that I have not been posting or on the computer very much. My days are now filled with housebreaking and trying to train our puppy to not eat Sean. I may even need to rent the complete collection of the Dog Whisperer.
With all of that being said, until I get Macky house- and Sean-broken, I have to pack very simple lunches, like today’s one. I used a hamburger bun for the ham and cheese sandwich and packed pretzels and a mini pear in the box. To decorate the bento I also added in a reusable cupcake butterfly pick.
Last week I picked up these fun Hamutaro and Pokeman ochazuke (hot tea rice) packets. All you have to do is add hot rice, hot water, and one of the packets to have a hot mini meal. Paige is not a big fan, but Sean loves it. I grew up eating ochazuke with ume as a kid, so this is like comfort food to me!