The sad 'no fruit' bento (Bento #327)

2_25_13


This poor bento is fruitless! I hate making a fruitless bento but we ate all of our apples and oranges over the weekend. I didn’t even have any bright red tomatoes to throw in there for color. Looks like there’s an epic grocery shopping trip in my future.

In the bento: rice topped with zucchini, broccoli, and onions simmered in tikka masala sauce, grilled chicken, broccoli, a hard boiled egg, and cucumber slices. Even though it’s not that colorful, it’s still healthy and delicious.

Happy Bento-ing!

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Spiral pancake brunch bento (Bento #326)

2_20_13


Mmmmmm brunch! Who doesn’t like brunch? I got inspired to make a brunch bento by a rerun of How I Met Your Mother where they were talking about how awesome brunch is. Apparently it really got to me because next thing I knew I was making a brunch bento. :)

In my Lunchbots Eco: spiral pancakes, strawberries, sausage, spinach tamagoyaki, cheese, a salad with a homegrown tomato and sakura cut cucumber, and a strawberry milk whoopie pie! I spent my evening baking whoopie pies instead of actually making dinner, but it was worth it!

Happy Bento-ing!

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Tuna rolls (Bento #325)

2_18_13


I haven’t actually been cooking very much lately. Between my crazy schedule, the house getting torn apart because of a pipe leak underground, and my husband working super late nights and weekends with the robotics club at his school, there just hasn’t been much cause to cook dinner. And if I don’t cook dinner, that usually means I don’t have a bento. :( Doug really needed to take lunch with him today so I took the easy way out with tuna sandwiches.

In the Lunchbots Eco: tuna sandwich rolls, a small salad, broccoli, and orange slices.

I’m determined and stubborn today and I’m cooking an awesome dinner whether there’s anybody here to eat it or not! :)

Happy Bento-ing!

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New furikake bento (Bento #324)

2_12_13


I got a new pack of furikake (rice seasoning sprinkles) and couldn’t wait to use it. Then I realized that I’m completely out of my favorite white rice and all I had was brown. I love brown rice, but in this instance it’s just not working. This furikake is so pretty and the brown rice doesn’t even come close to doing it justice. Oh well, it still tastes fabulous!

In my Steeltainer: brown rice with furikake, spicy pickles, half of an egg, cheese, carrot, a homegrown tomato and celery salad, nectarine pieces and blueberries.

Happy Bento-ing!

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Grilled chicken bento (Bento #323)

2_5_13

I almost didn’t make a bento this morning. I was super tired, getting sick again (aarrrrggghhhh!!!!!!!), and really feeling lazy. Not to mention the snoring kitty snuggling on me. But I forced myself out of bed, kicked my butt into gear, and made lunch. And it was totally worth it. This is much better than campus food!

In my Lunchbots Eco: leftover grilled chicken from last night’s dinner, leftover potato salad with a little shichimi togarashi (a Japanese blend of chili peppers, sesame seeds, and spices), blueberries, tomato slices, carrots, cheese, and a radish.

Happy Bento-ing!

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The lost hamburger patties (Bento #322)

2_4_13

I found this photo when I was rummaging through my computer the other day. This was a bento I made last year and never got around to posting. I don’t remember the reason why I didn’t post it. Perhaps because it just didn’t make for a pretty picture. Even though I’m not a big fan of it’s looks, it’s the what’s under the skin that counts, right? I do, however, remember that it tasted fabulous!

In the old lost bento: hamburger patties with Bull Dog sauce, roasted broccoli and sweet potato, white dragon fruit, a Babybel cheese, hard boiled egg, grapes, and a wee little tomato.

Happy Bento-ing!

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