Today's lunch has the leftovers from my very first attempt at making yummy, yummy potstickers. (I'll post the recipe later.) My lovely little dumplings are accompanied by grapes and pretzel sticks mixed with carrots cut into matchsticks. It's yet another tactic in my continuing campaign to convince The Kid that carrots are not a garnish. I made sure they were completely dry, so that the pretzels wouldn't get mushy. On the side is a bottle with the usual juice/water mixture and an orca sticker.
Later today when I have time to figure out how to get a photo up, I'll be entering this lunch over at the first Bento of the Month Contest at the Bento Forum at Lunch in a Box. (If you've run out of lunch ideas, Biggie's blog is the place to go.) The theme of the contest is speed, and these leftovers were perfect for putting together a quick meal. I didn't time myself, but the only thing that required any labor was cutting the carrots into matchsticks.
The most frequently asked question I get here is where did I find The Kid's lunchbox? So for those of you who may be wondering, it came from the dollar section at Target several years ago. If I ever see any again, I'll be sure to put up a post!