With a little help from Mom (Bento #194)

Hubs and I went to my parents’ house for dinner last night because we have some of our favorite family members visiting from North Florida. We ate a huge Southern dinner of ham, fried corn bread, garden peas, green beans, homemade potato salad, sliced tomatoes, corn on the cob, and some of my Aunt Bonnie’s world famous sour cream pound cake for dessert. I think I’m still full!

My mom can never let me leave the house without taking a bag full of food and I probably wouldn’t have had a bento today if she hadn’t. Mom’s contributions are brown rice California roll sushi, cherries, and the orange sweet pepper. I added celery, sugar snaps, and that amazingly colored dragon fruit from my stash.

Today was the first day to smell like Fall this year. The temp was in the low 70’s this morning and felt fantastic. I can’t wait until the evenings are cool so I can leave the windows open. Plus, the open windows make the kitty happy :) She’ll sit in front of them all day barking at squirrels and lizards and just watching the world pass by.

Happy Bento-ing!

Sushi and salads (Bento #152)

I have 3 different salads in this bento: seaweed, crab, and vegee. The vegee salad has tomatoes, cucumber, and feta cheese all packed in the Lunchbots Pico with soy sauce fishes and pickled ginger.

The larger bento has sushi made with crab, cucumber, carrot, and avocado. On the side to fill the gap I added crab sticks, pan seared tofu, and shrimp. See the little cup of wasabi? I found a whole package of itty bitty silicon cups! They are about the size of my thumb and so cute!

This weekend was really busy. Friday night Hubs graduated!!! It was really nice to watch him walk across the stage, it’s about time! Then on Saturday we spent the day on the beach in Sarasota. A bonus to going to the beach in Sarasota was that I got to pick up some macarons. I HAVE to learn how to make them!!

I’m wishing all of you a healthy, happy, and fun week ahead!

Added to What’s for Lunch Wednesday!

Happy Bento-ing!

Simple sushi (Bento #87)

I sent hubby to work today with a simple sushi bento, a yogurt cup, and a peeled orange. There are 3 types of sushi here: krab salad, egg and cucumber, and crab, carrot, and cucumber. I also tucked in some ginger, kamaboko, cucumber, krab, and a little soy sauce fish. I love those little fish!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, I’m starting to get excited! My main job this year is to make Hapa Bento’s Pumpkin Butter Mochi! We have become completely obsessed, and half addicted, to butter mochi! This will be my first time trying the pumpkin version, I bought enough to make 2 batches just in case. ;) If you haven’t tried butter mochi yet, you really should, or maybe not because you won’t stop eating it!!!!

There’s still one more day to enter the Thanksgiving bento giveaway!! I have had so much fun reading all of your comments. You are all truly wonderful people and I’m lucky to know you!

There are some awesome things going on at the Ohayo Bento Store! We are having a huge Black Friday sale!!! Everything in the entire store will be 10% off starting Friday morning and lasting until Sunday at 5:00 PM EST!!! Yay! We also have some new bento accessories coming in next week, and........... today we are ordering our first ever shipment of LunchBots! Lunchbots are 100% plastic free stainless steel bentos! Yay!!!

Phew! I think I got all of that information out there. Lol! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Happy Bento-ing!