Nothing amazing here, but it's satisfying. We got some white meat chicken nuggets (lettuce as a prettifying and edible liner) with Kewpie mayo mixed with Sriracha sauce. You could probably get me to eat an old shoe sole if you put enough of this condiment on it.
Also some grape tomatoes and crinkle-cut carrots, apples and oranges in extra light syrup (comes in a neat sealed cup, no need to take out and re-pack) and a couple of Little Debbies. I really want to get one of those individual cupcake containers for my desserts, but I've only been able to find disposable paper ones. I want something I can wash and re-use.
I make bentos every day - my journal actually is dedicated to bento only. Feel free to drop by and have a look at my older bentos ;).
Wednesday's bento was in the big box again - rice with gomashio, turkey teriyaki, salad, orange wedges and grapes.
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Posting two here, newest first.
Clockwise from the top: baby carrots, cocktail tomatoes, penguin with ranch dressing inside, tiny orange bell pepper, meat lasagna.
Proof that you don't really need fancy boxes to do bento-- this one is a simple Sterilite box picked up from Target.
( Bento 001 below! )
I haven't been making bentos for very long at all, but I love having a plan and then totally making it up as I go along instead! And today my strange methods paid off and I made a meal I am darn proud of:
In the top two compartments are tomato wedges, kumquats, green grapes, and blueberries. The main compartment had a thick layer of red lettuce, sliced orange bell pepper, broccoli, and strawberries. After I took the picture I tucked chickpeas and black olives into the sides of the main compartment (and ate two of the strawberries - shhh!). There's dressing/dip in a little yogurt container (not pictured) so that things can be eaten as either munchies or as a salad. I was worried about this being not very filling for long (it's for my dad, who leaves for work at 7am and comes home at 7pm) so in the lid I put two little toasted cheese breads. Whew! A lot of stuff! He'll eat it all though. I hope he remembers to bring a fork...
( Older bento (ewwww, old bentos...) this way! )
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