I need a do-over for last week. After spending four days on jury duty and the other three going to a family funeral, I’m ready to forget the whole week even happened and start fresh! To start this Monday off on the right foot, I made a brunch bento with breakfast sausages that I wrapped in a thin omelette (the same way you would make tamagoyaki but with a sausage in the middle). These eggs are super tasty! They’re from my Aunt and Uncle’s chickens :) The rest of the brunch bento is a small grape and pineapple fruit cup, steamed broccoli, and strips of a sweet bell pepper.
This bento features these cute silicone leaf baran and a radish star made using this method.
Here’s to a better week ahead!
Yesterday was one of those days when I needed some comfort food for dinner. I’ve been trying to keep myself as calm and stress-free as possible so my busy time is spent doing things other than making bentos :( Actually making a bento is a nice creative outlet and it makes me happy. It’s all of the other stuff that has to happen before making the bento that I’ve had a hard time getting done. You know, like actually going grocery shopping, lol. So with very little food to work with in the fridge, I decided on breakfast as my comfort food dinner.
In the bento: pancakes with chopped strawberries in the batter, bacon, orange slices, bacon, scrambled eggs, bacon, and tomatoes and bacon. I was loving the bacon last night! I could’ve eaten the whole pack by myself, lol.
I know it isn’t the proper way to serve scrambled eggs, but since they would be traveling I made sure to cook the ‘you know what’ out of them. I didn’t want any soft or runny bits that could spoil.
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!
Hubs has the week off for Thanksgiving and I don’t have any microscope time today. Yipee! So I made us some brunch to celebrate a lazy Monday morning together. Our brunch has sausage, eggs with Chinese sausage and mustard sprouts, toast, homemade strawberry kiwi jam that I got from our family reunion, persimmons, pomegranate, and some grapefruit juice.
Are you guys making anything special for Thanksgiving? So far, I’ve only committed to roasted brussels sprouts (and going over to my mom’s early to help cook everything else) but I’m thinking about trying to make some pumpkin whoopie pies... have you guys ever made any? I need to find a good recipe.
What are your favorite Thanksgiving treats?
Also, I’m having a big Black Friday bento sale! Well, actually it’ll be Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Everything in the store will be 10% off and a free gift is shipped with every single purchase! No coupon codes or minimum purchase required. ^_^
Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? What about breakfast for lunch? Sounds good to me! I didn’t plan on making breakfast for dinner last night until I saw that Whole Foods’ cheesy bacon maple sage breakfast sausages were on sale. Whoever decided to put bacon in a sausage needs the Nobel Prize.
To go along with the delicious, fatty, heart clogging sausages, I made carb-cakes. I mean pancakes. :) Hubs can’t have breakfast without them. All of this bad-for-you food guilt caught up with me and I opted for a nice and healthy frittata full of mushrooms, onions, and spinach... with just a little cheese on top.
All of these “stick to your ribs” foods desperately needed the aid of fresh fruits and vegetables (cucumber, tomatoes, and grapes). I also added some ham wrapped pickles for a little acidity.
Pay no attention to the slice of sour cream pound cake in the corner. I assure you, it’s just a figment of your imagination.....
I made a tuna sandwich for lunch today so I decided to make a bento to take to work for breakfast. It’s pretty and colorful but very simple. I cooked some spinach with soy sauce and sesame seeds, steamed some asparagus, and boiled an egg. Other than that, everything else (mango slices, strawberry, cherries, and blueberries) came straight out of the fridge. Easy peasy!
Hubs and I spent our weekend bottling our first batch of home-brewed beer! We brewed it and let it ferment for 10 days before bottling. Technically it’s beer right now, but we have to wait a few weeks for the yeast to create the carbonation for us. Even without the carbonation it was pretty tasty! I was really impressed, it was a lot better than I thought it would be, lol! Have you guys ever made your own beer?
Added to What’s for Lunch Wednesday!
It’s been a while since I’ve made a breakfast bento, so I thought it was about time. There’s nothing too special here, just pancakes, bacon, eggs, a plum, and some grapefruit juice.
I used the pancakes as little taco shells and filled them with the bacon and eggs. There was enough moisture in the eggs and flavor in the bacon that I didn’t put any butter or syrup on the pancakes. That makes it a little bit healthier, right? Lol!
We’ve been having so much fun with the new kitty! She is such a little ball of energy :) I finally snapped a better picture of her face because she was half asleep on the back of the couch.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!