Friday, June 11, 2010

Picnic Time with Mrs. Fuzz

I think school lunches are done for the season. In its place, day-camp lunches and short picnics begin. Then work lunches continue as usual.

I don't generally write about food, but Mrs. Fuzz does. She packs the most gorgeous lunches I've ever seen, American food in the Japanese style of presentation a la Bento boxes. She packs lunches for a husband on the run and for her children, as below. Nothing blah about her lunchbox!

Here is one picture. She has the healthy, the fun, the finicky appetite, and the presentation all figured out.

In many of her examples, such as top left, she cuts the food to fit the size of the box, instead of opting for a huge, unwieldy piece of food storage with hard-to-eat, huge components flopping around inside. That's pizza, ya'all, as finger food. I have seen her do the same with a banana, one short, easy-to-peel fitted piece in another style box.

This thoughtful lunch includes two different flavors of muffin but the calories of only one, sliced and ready to eat. Fresh vegetables. Fresh fruit. The sky's the limit.

Design at its best includes both function and beauty. Check out all sixty-odd bento boxes--different shapes of box, different colors and foods--and a host of other good things, at Fuzz Food. I daresay her design sense will inspire you in other aspects of life. Mrs. Fuzz also blogs about her daily life. She's civic-minded, personal, funny, serious, and a wonderful writer--over at a police wife.

I have ordered a couple of Bento-style food storage items . . . . so inspiring. She's an artist.


mrs. fuzz said...


Wow, this is pretty much the nicest thing anyone's ever said! Thank you so much for the nice words. I'm glad you like the bentos. They are so fun to make. You'll have to share what you ordered and what you put inside!

Ann T. said...

Dear Mrs. Fuzz,
I lost 27 pounds and would like to continue to eat more healthy food. With a take-along, I won't be surprised by low blood sugar far from veggies and close to chocolate! LOL.

I ordered the silicone muffin liners, because I think that will work in some other food storage I have. Then I ordered a lock on lock box with two removable trays. I'm going to start there and then keep looking.

I meant it, you know. This is all about art and design! You did inspire me. I'll let you know how it goes!

Thanks again,
Ann T.

The Observer said...

Looks good enough to eat!


Ann T. said...

Dear T.O.
Oh, you're going to take the nickname that Bob bestowed upon you, how fun!

Yes, it DOES look good enough to eat!

I can hardly wait to get mine. I think I will start slow with hummus and carrots, then, hmmm, Mango pieces.

I hope I can be as ingenious as Mrs. Fuzz.

Ann T., ROFL

Edith Bunker said...

Holy cow. I guess I have the summer to work this out; i'm feeling pretty bad about the PB&J on wheat with apple and carrots now. I pledge to follow Mrs. Fuzz.

Ann T. said...

Dear Mrs. Bunker,
Actually that sounds pretty good. I'll be right over with my Bento box and a pair of scissors.

Thanks for stopping in!
Ann T.

meleah rebeccah said...

Wow! Packing my lunches NEVER looks like that!

Ann T. said...

Dear meleah,
I know!!! Isn't it amazing??? I am definitely getting into Bento.

Good to see you,
Ann T.