DIY taco bento and giveaway winners (Bento #261)


To do tacos or burritos in a bento, they almost have to be DIY. I’ve tried making them ahead of time, but by the time lunch hits, the tortilla is soggy and just falls apart. Yuck! Plus, I think it’s fun to have to assemble them at lunch. Yeah, I know, I’m a dork. :)

These tacos come with seasoned taco beef, refried beans, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and some homemade avocado salsa. I love making this salsa! It’s so simple and wonderfully delicious. I’m going to try my hand at posting an actual recipe for it at the bottom. Cross your fingers for me!

Anyway, enough of the taco talk already! We have giveaway winners to announce! In total, there were 244 entries in the Happy Birthday giveaway! Wow! I’m so impressed! I had so much fun reading all of your comments. Thank you all for entering.

The winners were randomly chosen by Punchtab (the program that organized the giveaway). And they are........ drumroll please.......

Lori and Evelyn!

Yay!!! ^_^ You’re packages will be heading out soon!

I had a few people email and ask if they could purchase the giveaway as a bundle if they didn’t win. Unfortunately I’m super low on some of the inventory, but I did post the bundles in the bento store if you’d like to pick one up. I also added a couple of Open Box items to the clearance section.

Printable Avocado Salsa Recipe
Printable Avocado Salsa Recipe w/o picture

Avocado Salsa no pic

Happy Bento-ing!


Spinach wrap burritos (Bento #213)

Look! It’s my first white dragon fruit! I was going to pass them up in the market until I realized that they were the white fleshed variety. They do taste a little different from the pink ones I’ve had in the past. They’re a little less sweet with a slight hint of lemon but still a very mild flavor.

I made a giant batch of taco meat and fixings for our friends this weekend and had plenty of leftovers for lunch. This time, instead of a regular tortilla I used Flatout’s spinach wrap. I spread the whole thing with a thin layer of refried beans then sprinkled on taco meat, sour cream, shredded cheese, and shredded lettuce.

Along with the burrito and dragon fruit I packed Hubs some enoki mushrooms, tomato wedges, zucchini spears, carrots, and a Babybel cheese.

Don’t forget to check out the Super Bento Box Sale! Every single bento box, including the Lunchbots stainless steel boxes, are 10% off.

Added to What’s for Lunch Wednesday!

Happy Bento-ing!