Sunday, August 16, 2009
Knives, thermoses, bento boxes, etc
Here are some pictures of some of my favorite lunch things. You'll find links to descriptions on amazon at the bottom of this post. I've got a separate stash of sushi implements that I'll photograph later. In the upper left you see some thermoses that I use constantly. I use a big thermos, and send the kids with slightly smaller 20oz thermoses, and you can see a 16 oz food jar. Food jars are fantastic for sending chili and soup. Right underneath the thermoses you see the Vivo bento boxes I use (I got them off Amazon when they were on sale.) These can carry a huge amount of food.
Under the Vivo bento picture you see my GoGo salad keeper, which I send with the kids when I send a salad with dressing, and the plastic veggie stick and dip container (both of these are available at Bed Bath and Beyond and Amazon). The little blue boxes I got at Target- perfect for blueberries or raspberries. Below the salad keeper you see some traditional bento boxes. These are excellent for sushi lunches, or lunches with rice, or small thin cut sandwiches stacked into the box. The tight fitting plastic lid works perfectly. You will find these on Amazon.
At the bottom you see my favorite knives- the Shun (the 8" chef's knife) I use all the time. It's an amazing knife. I like it better than all my other knives- and I have some lovely other knives. The Kershaw single sided is really important for cutting sushi. You just can't use a double side sharpened knife on sushi. I can make almost anything using these two knives- and nothing, nothing, is as sharp as a Shun. I recommend you use blade guard edges on your knives- they keep your knives sharp, AND they prevent accidents. win win
On the right hand side of the page you see my orange water bottle. I bought these water bottles at Costco, one for each member of the family- they are by Contigo, 24 oz. BPA free.