Sep 2010

Sigh... (Bento #57)


I wanted to call this bento the “Unbalanced Christmas in September Bento” but that just seemed too long. Lol. Looks like I’ve hit my once a month bento funk. Does anybody else experience this or is it just me? :) I was so tired yesterday that I almost didn’t make a bento again, but at the last minute I threw it together, and boy is it obvious.

After taking the photo I realized that not only is it an unbalanced meal (no protein) but it is all neutral, red, and green. I’m going through color withdrawal. Just add a little santa pick and viola, a Christmas bento! Oh well, time moves on, and at least I know that I can still laugh at myself.

Anyway, today I have brown rice, steamed asparagus, watermelon, green olives, a mini-Babybel, apple slices, and celery. I’m bringing along a soy sauce fish (which is actually on sale right now at the store) for the rice and I tucked a little treat in there too. The girl pick has goji berry jellies from Willy Wonka. I found them at Walmart and couldn’t pass them up.

Here’s hoping for a more colorful balanced bento tomorrow!

Happy Bento-ing!
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Salad and pasta (Bento #56)


This is my first time using kamaboko (the bright pink and white stuff on the left). It is steamed fish cake that comes in a log that you cut slices off of. I haven’t decided if I like it or not, I might have to try it with a few different things first. :)

The main course today is a salad of lettuce, cabbage, carrots, green olives, palm hearts, and pickled ginger. I’m taking mine with ginger dressing but D is having ranch.

The interesting part of today’s lunch is the pasta. I sauteed chicken, onions, and garlic in a little bit of butter and furikake. Once it was cooked I added a whole mess of cherry tomatoes and let it all cook down. To counteract the acidity of the tomato I added a little bit of mirin and threw in some asparagus at the end, poured it over whole grain pasta shells and voila!

It was cool because the ingredients of the pasta screamed italian to me but the seasoning were all Japanese. It turned out pretty good, I think I’m probably going to make it again. I used yasai fumi furikake (vegetable) because I didn’t want it to turn out fishy.

I’m still trying to get used to twitter. Wow, it is information overload! I keep telling myself “It’s not like a blog. I don’t have to read every single post from every single person I follow.” Lol! What an adventure :) If you have a twitter account don’t forget to follow me, I’m @ohayobento (the link is in the sidebar).

Happy Bento-ing!
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Prosciutto wrapped onigiri (Bento #55)


Mmmmmmm.... I can’t wait for lunch today. I made brown rice onigiri using my cylinder rice molds, then wrapped them with prosciutto and pan seared them to make them crispy. I made 4 but only 3 would fit in the box. I had to eat the fourth one for breakfast, oh darn. :)

Thanks to my friend Erin I have now also become addicted to these garlic/dill cheese curds, they are fantastic! I have a whole big pile of them in the top tier along with apples, a fig, tomatoes, and celery.

I’ve decided that we are all going to have a fantastic week this week! :)

Added this one to What’s for Lunch Wednesday!

Happy Bento-ing!
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New Featured Product



This week the cool fish shaped sauce containers are on sale for 10% off!

Happy Bento-ing!
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Twitter

OK, I did it, I actually created a twitter account! Lol! I’m @ohayobento but there is an easy twitter follow link to the right. If you guys have twitter accounts let me know so I can follow you. :)

Tomorrow a new product will go on sale for a week. This time it will be a bento accessory :) Yay!

Happy Bento-ing!
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