Today I needed to cook up some chicken that was in the fridge, so with the request from my daughter to have tortilla's for lunch, I decided to make some quesadillas. They were super easy to make, so I figured it would be wonderful to have saved myself the trouble of making lunch tomorrow if I made bento box lunches with the leftovers. Since bentos are so small, I decided to play with the shape a little. I sandwiched my cooked chicken (sauteed in olive oil and sprinkled with seasoning salt) and cheddar cheese between two wheat tortillas and carefully placed it into my skillet.
On medium heat, I lightly browned both sides. I pressed them flat before I flipped them because I wanted to make sure the cheese acted as a sort of glue for keeping it together.
Once they were done, I cut out four circles with a biscuit cutter and sat the circles aside for the bentos. My daughter devoured the rest of the pieces.
|The bottom tortilla was a bit harder to cut through than the top.|
I placed the circles into each bento box and added a container of salsa. These containers were actually easter eggs with neat patterns along the sides. They were food safe and closed decently, keeping the salsa properly contained.
|These eggs had enough space for the right amount of salsa.|
Next, I added some containers of sour cream. These don't have tops, so I used dividers to top them.
|The sour cream on the top edges helps the divider sheets stick on.|
I finished the boxes with some sliced cucumbers. Both bento boxes turned out beautifully!
|I think my daughter can have the elephant one.|
|This cute bear one will be mine tomorrow!|