Sweet blueberry salad and leftover pasta (Bento #321)

1_31_13

OK, I have to admit... I’m not sure this is even remotely special enough to be called a bento. But hey, it makes me happy and full, so a bento it is! -_^ Along with the blueberry salad I packed some leftover chicken and mushroom pasta from lunch with my mom yesterday. Sometimes, you just have to throw something in a box, right?

Happy Bento-ing!

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Omurice bento (Bento #320)

1_28_13

It’s been a long time since I’ve had omurice but I ran into Cooking With Dog’s omurice video and guess what happened next? My ketchup bottle went a bit crazy on the top, lol, but it tastes wonderful.

In my Lunchbots Eco: omurice, tomato and snow pea salad, cheese, radish, cucumbers, blueberries, and strawberries.

In the meantime, in the bento store...

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Happy Bento-ing!

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Tuna sandwich bento (Bento #319)

1_22_13

Coming back from a long weekend is tough on the bento making routine. I really didn’t feel like making one this morning but the thought of having to eat on campus was worse than my laziness. So, I made one of the easiest things possible, a tuna sandwich. To jazz it up a bit I added some dried cranberries and almond slivers in the tuna salad. I have to admit, it was pretty darn good. Well worth the effort!

In my Lunchbots Eco: tuna salad sandwich, cucumbers, carrots, golden and red grape tomatoes, and a nectarine.

Happy Bento-ing!

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Egg sandwich bento (Bento #318)

1_16_13

I saw this sandwich on Pinterest yesterday, and I had to have it! Mine isn’t nearly as nice and doesn’t have all of the goodies, but I got the general craving out of the way. In today’s bento: egg salad sandwich, carrots, celery, and tomatoes.

The most important thing I learned today? I really need an egg slicer, lol!

Happy Bento-ing!

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Barley and sausage (Bento #317)

1_14_13

It’s been a rough few weeks. First I was sick, then my husband was sick, now I’m sick again, lol. Sometimes it never ends. So, today I’m having a ‘case of the Mondays’ but at least I have some comfort food to make me feel better.

Packed in a Pyrex storage dish: barley with tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, and artichokes, kielbasa, cucumbers, cherries, yellow squash, and a little lonely tomato.

Here’s to a great week to come!

Happy Bento-ing!

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Browned butter and parmesan pasta (Bento #316)

1_9_13

I woke up this morning realizing that I had nothing for lunch. No leftovers, no sandwich fixings, nothing. The only thing I could find to cook was some pasta and of course I had nothing to go with it...

Until I remembered the awesome parmesan cheese I had stashed in the fridge :) I tossed the noodles with browned butter, onions, garlic, and a ton of parmesan and cracked pepper. It’s simple, unbelievably delicious, decadent, and extremely bad for me.... lol. To counteract all of that buttery, cheesey, carby goodness I filled the rest of the box with fruits (blood orange, cherries, strawberries), vegees (broccoli, sugar snaps, daikon radish), and some more homemade pickles.

Happy Bento-ing!

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Happy New Year! (Bento #315)

1_7_13

Happy New Year! I hope 2013 is a wonderful year for all of you :) It’s nice to be back bento-ing again after the holidays. I had to start the year off with a little bit of an indulgent lunch. Packed in my Steeltainer: rice with green onion and sausage, summer squash, sugar snaps, cherries, strawberries, and some homemade daikon and carrot pickles.

There are still a few days left to save 13% at the bento shop! Use code NEWYEAR13 and it’s good through 1/10/13.

Happy Bento-ing!

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