Sunday, March 27, 2011

Tiny Hippo Bento

I know, I haven't graduated to cutting out a hippo fro cheese or egg sheets yet, but using this container as a guide I might just be able to pull it off. I found this cute little container perfect for dips and dressings, so I filled it with Jason's Deli style fruit dip, you can get the fruit dip recipe here. I also tucked in some veggies, steamed romanesco, carrots, snow peas. A little arepa sandwich with salmon, cream cheese and dill. Sharing a little of my work place. Some of the kids artwork that is hanging in the office next to the health room door (where I work). I love these...'s painted on crumpled up brown paper bag paper. The colors are so vivid. I should take some more photos of it I was in a rush when these were taken. We have so much beautiful art that the kids do hanging around the school.
The colorful crazy socks of one of our regulars that we see each day. She comes in to check her blood sugar and to get some insulin after she eats lunch. When I first saw these I told her I wanted a picture of it...she giggled. I bring my camera quite often to work, so this time when she wore some crazy sock I was ready. She loved posing, I wish I could show you her cute smiling face!
Here is Marina Jacks at Sarasota Bay front, we like to go here and have breakfast, there is a park, fountains for the kids, beautiful view, and dogs are welcome to tag along with their owners. There are always plenty of dogs and it's so nice we can take him to breakfast at O' Learys. I think I've already posted picture of that before, if not I'll be sure to. It's so nice that in outdoor restaurants we can bring our dogs with us We do have to follow the rules, but of course our dog is well behaved. :D
Tucker met a new friend, she is just under a year old and very well behaved too. Tucker has mellowed in his old age. When we are finished eating breakfast we have to take him around a little bit more... ...after all there are so many good dog smells to check out.
Hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend!

There will be more to come...


  1. What an adorable bento! Are those little grape "balloons". I really have to start doing this for my kids' lunches (yeah right, but it's a nice thought). I bet they'd eat everything though!

    You are lucky to have such a well behaved dog for these dog friendly places. Ours get a little to excited at the sight of other pups. He means well, but he's a jumper. :)

    Love the artwork and those awesome socks. Totally something my daughter would wear.

  2. I love to see your romanesco. I never find them here in Indonesia :D

  3. I absolutely love the bird paintings! The colors are gorgeous! I really like seeing photos from your adventures, I need to get over to the coast!

    I haven't ventured into ramanesco territory yet... does it taste like cauliflower?

  4. Betty Ray, my sister gave me the picks for Christmas, there is a umbrella handle in the romanesco, but it didn't show up. My husband worked hard with Tucker so we could take him out, he used to back at everything. Now he's just old and hangs out, but he loves coming along.

    Ta, thanks, I like to pick some up when I find it at the farmers market.

    OhayoBento, you should get to the coast, but maybe after the spring breaker leave.
    Romanesco tastes sort of like a cross betweem broccoli and cauliflower. I like it.

  5. I like your other bento box. So pretty! And your grapes look so cute as balloons. Super cutie! Hey, those kids really did such a fantastic job on those artwork. I am totally impressed.
    Tucker, looks so happy and having so much fun! I think my dog will run like crazy if she's there too. ha...

  6. Yay, what a cheerful tropical bright post--such a lift to read on a chilly rainy night, Lyndsey! Sorry to be late to this the range of images you've shared, all linked by sunlit good cheer. Yummy strwaberries and love, love the beautiful bird painting--wow!!

    Have a great Thursday!

  7. Kristy, thanks for stopping by my bento blog. I do have fun making them...I think I would do it more if Maranda was younger. I love checking out all the different kids artwork, they took these down today. I'll have to see what goes up next. Tucker loves going anywhere with us, and he gets to do it often, so I think he's just takes it all in.

  8. Jenn, so happy you could come and visit! I thought of you when I was posting all these shots, you make your posts so interesting with an array of beautiful photos. I like the feel of it. Isn't it fun to share the world around us?

  9. How creative! I always admire your bentos.

  10. hello my friend, so good to see you.. I have not been very good at keeping up but it was nice of you to drop by... glad you are doing so good, blog looks like it is doing great

  11. I have no idea why I haven't been to this blog before. I love it. I love your photos, your ideas, everything. You go, girl.


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