Top 13 Bento of 2013

Top 13 of 2013

I have a tradition of sharing my favorite bento from the year. This year I am joining my Bento Bloggers & Friends in a Top 13 of 2013 link party. Please use the button at the end of this post to see some amazing bento ideas.

Charlie Brown and Lucy

Charlie Brown and Lucy Lunch

This bento delighted me. I thought it was so cute that I almost did not want to eat it. So of course it made my top 13.

Lemonade Stand

Lemonade Stand Lunch

I picked this one to include because it seems unique. I assembled a lemonade stand from tortillas and used candy for the pitcher and lemonade. The pasta is lemon pasta and of course I had to add lemon tartlets and raspberries.

Reader Influenced

Reader Influenced  Bento

This is another one I choose because it is different than the others. I polled my readers to see what type of bento they wanted me to make and they picked “interesting colorful food layout (not character)”.  I was happy with the result.

May Day

May Day Bento

I love working with homemade bread. This bright spring lunch is my favorite homemade bread lunch from the year.

Dyngus Day

Dyngus Day Bento

This is a favorite because of the pussy willows. I was so pleased that I was able to recreate them out of food. One set is savory and one sweet.

Birthday Candle

Birthday Bento

The result of this birthday lunch was different from my original plan but it ended up being better than my plan. The pretzel twists looked like candles so I added cheese flames.

Australian Flag

Australian Flag

I make a lot of quesadilla lunches because it is so easy to make tortillas cute. I love how this Australian flag turned out.

Oak Leaf

Oak Leaf Lunch

When I started to think about my top 13 this oak leaf potato salad was an easy one to put on the list. I loved cutting out and eating the potato and bell pepper oak leaves.

Little Boy Blue

Little Boy Blue Sheep Lunch

It probably is obvious from the name of my blog, I love sheep and lambs. Last May I shared a series of nursery rhyme themed lunches that included sheep. I picked this one as a favorite because I love the mashed potato sheep and blue cheese boy.

Mr. Potato Head

Mr Potato Head Bento

This Mr. Potato Head is my favorite from a twice baked potato series. I flipped him upside down. It made for a fun and filling meal.


Chococat Bento

I picked this one because it was fun to make and stands out from the others.

Columbus Day

Columbus Day Lunch

A very simple lunch but I loved the result.

Volcano Pizza

Volcano Lunch

This was made for Dinosaur and Volcano day during my special preschool camp. I made several versions of the volcano pizza and this was my favorite.

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33 Responses to Top 13 Bento of 2013

  1. bentodays says:

    Lovely collection of posts! Happy New Year!

  2. Eileen says:

    Love them all, happy New Year!

  3. shirleyhkapa says:

    Love them all! Happy 2014!!! my fav is the chococat! so cute!

  4. Deb says:

    Such a fun collection and nice work on the collage! Happy New Year!

  5. Ariani says:

    Wonderful collection! So healthy and yummy! Happy New Year!

  6. ohmarieoh says:

    Great collections! I love them all. Happy 2014 🙂

  7. Anonymous says:

    Great presentation, thank you for sharing! Happy New Year.

  8. Keitha says:

    Great collection of bentos! Have a wonderful new year!

  9. These are great, Kathy. You are so creative. I love Mr. Potato head!

  10. Fantastic! Have a wonderful 2014,Kathy!

  11. Wonderful collection, Kathy! Happy 2014!

  12. Don’t know which is my favourite… maybe the oak leaves, always loved that one, but saw some I missed the first time too, overall, love them all!

  13. Amanda P says:

    really fun ! I love the Oak Leaf and Lemonade Stand.

  14. Anna says:

    These are all great. I love the mashed potato sheep from little boy blue! Somehow I missed that one this year. Happy New Year!

  15. coconutcraze says:

    I admire all the tons of ideas put out throughout the year. Your top picks are my fave too.

  16. kvjinc says:

    Love the Charlie Brown

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