Naruto was actually a pretty big hit with the boys . . . so I decided to try a fried noodle bento with naruto toppers. And jalapeno poppers . . . because they're yummy! (Though now there is a good argument that my bento is no longer healthy once I fill it with fried cream cheese balls. LOL!).
The red sauce container has soumen sauce for the noodles . . . I realized too late that I didn't have any udon sauce! (I have rectified that error by making a trip to the Pacific Mercantile today). The fried udon noodles have onion and carrot stir-fried in, and a little soumen sauce cooked in as well. The green fruit is kiwi. Overall - a simple, but delicious bento!
I wasn't going to make Goose a bento, but when he saw me loading in the noodles, he started dancing around the kitchen and asking if he could have some too. How could I say no? So I frantically washed his bento box . . . which had been . . . er . . . soaking in the sink - and threw in an egg for some extra protein.
I also took a picture with the lid on just for fun . . . and then when I placed it in Goose's insulated lunch box, I realized I had packed T.'s bento for Goose . . . and Goose's *smaller* box was sitting, nice and clean, on the shelf. So my little man had an adult-sized meal today! LOL!
And I've discovered that I LOVE udon noodles. I have to be careful when I'm ordering out because one of the commonly used spices (I think dashi/fish spice) violently disagrees with my system . . . and most of the time, udon dishes seem to have dashi . . . . so this was my first experience with eating a reasonable quantity of udon.