Well, I tried anyway. In honor of election day I thought about some American favorites, like hot dogs, corn on the cob, and apple pie. And then I modified them.
This Goodbyn is full of carbs so I decided to forgo the buns and wrap the hot dogs in tortillas. What can I say, we're from Texas . . . it works for us. The kids love corn on the cob too, so I made sure to cut them in manageable pieces for the quick lunch they have at school. I also made a pastry with a store bought pie shell. The stuffing was made from scratch with fresh strawberries, sugar, and cornstarch. Jamie liked it so much he said I should make a gallon of it. I'm pretty sure that's not going to happen. :-)
I used a star shaped cookie cutter to make the pastries. I think these would have worked fine if I had used a larger star. As it was I couldn't seal the sides very well and ended up with "bleeding starfish". Yummy? Well, they weren't great to look at, but they did taste good.
Also included in the bento: Capri Sun Roaring Waters, grapes, orange slices, cucumber and carrot sticks with Ranch dip and cherry tomatoes.