Saturday, August 7, 2010

I learned something new today and a giveaway

Yesterday, I received one of those comments from a fellow blogger. You know the ones that you want to print, frame and display in your messy kitchen. She appreciated my blog and my style of writing. I had to go peek at her blog and see what kind of person enjoys my long-winded, tangent-filled blogs. I have just learned from an expert blogger, that tangents are a blogger no-no. I should be more precise and to the point. Oh yeah, what was my point?

I did what all new bloggers do. I checked out her profile and visited her blog. I was captivated by her photos. They were of food. Pretty food. Children's food. Food that may not get thrown out. Little animals, that my boys would thoroughly enjoy eating the heads off first and then the arms. Food that won't get wasted. Now this my kind of food. Do you know the average American family throws out 20% of their food? I was told that by my 12 year-old, but I believe it.

First of all, that is the cutest blog name. I have blogger envy at these hip bloggers who create great names for their blog. Accidentally Homeschooling is fine for now, but how about when my life moves on. Accidentally Menopausal or how about Accidentally Working a Real Job? By then those cool names will be taken. I'm on a tangent again. 

What did I learn from Crouching Mother?

She makes these fabulous lunches called Bento. Bento is a single serving meal that originated in Japan. She creates them for her daughter. If you want to know more about them click here. After I spent a little time admiring the adorable food, I decided I must try my hand at this. In order to get started, I need to win this kit from this blog. Bentobloggy is giving away a start up kit, which will help a rookie like myself, create an appealing lunch that every child will be drooling for. 

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You can find more Bentos here. Look for some upcoming blogs about bento. I can see myself now. I know it's 2:00 and you are hungry, but I am just finishing up your cheese shaped like R2D2. Oh, my mind is swirling. How about you, have you ever created one of these cute lunches or bought one?

Have a great weekend and don't forget the point of this blog. Enter this fun give-away and if you win, send it to me.

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Linds said...

LOL at "cheese shaped like R2D2." I told a friend who recently got a foster daughter that life is now seen through Veggie Tales Silly Songs and how to morph food into shapes that will appeal to a toddler appetite. hahaha.

groovyoldlady said...

I hope I win. My autistic grandson hates to eat, but if his food was shaped like elephants - well, that might change everything!

Kelly Polizzi said...

Aww thank you, so glad you liked my blog. I think it's hilarious that your boys would eat the heads and then the arms. My daughter is so particular about what gets eaten and when. She hates it when i suggest she eats any facial features lol. G'luck with the giveaway. But you can get started without it!! I definitely recommend trying Bento-style lunches out with your family. If you're anything like me, it'll take over because it's just so much fun! I really do say to my daughter sometimes, I know you're hungry .... lemme finish the eyes! Hope you will take pics if/when you do! Thanks again for the mention!

Shannon said...

Hi! Found you from an inbound link on my bento blog. :o)

I actually have made Star Wars shaped cheese (did not turn out as well as I hoped), so there will be no laughing from me! My oldest will actually say things like "Can we eat this food or do you have to take a picture of it?" or "I took a muffin but made sure to leave the best looking one for bento pictures later."

Anyhow, just wanted to say thanks for sharing my link and stop by anytime. I'm a homeschooling mom as well, my oldest is going into third grade and my youngest starts K this year. That's not on the bento blog, there's a separate personal one for the rest of my craziness!