Monday, March 30, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

sorry for the lack of posts....

I've been busy the last couple of months and not always the best about actually packing a bento style lunch, or even taking pictures when I did. I'm planning on getting back in the habit this week, and I'm thinking about what I'm going to pack in my head.

While I was missing, I did get a few pictures posted to my flickr account, and you can check them out here. The newest pictures are at the bottom of the set.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Behind, behind, behind...

But- what's new with the holidays? Always trying to keep up. These lunches may not be in any particular order, but here they are- and I'll do my best to remember what was in them.
Bento 11/21/08
Leftover sweet potato gratin with miso and sesame seeds, a hard boiled egg, two cheese stuffed peppers, a chocolate filled marshmallow and a mango jelly.

Bento 11/19/08
Green tea soba noodles with a bottle of sauce, cheese, two cheese filled mini peppers, hard boiled quail eggs and a lotus root salad.

Bento 11/17/08
Yogurt with a bento on the side- sushi rice topped with a piece of smoked salmon, cherry tomatoes, cheese filled mini pepper, a hard egg and a chocolate filled marshmallow.

Bento 11/14/08
This one was a side to go with some nachos, so it's not too big. Cherry tomatoes, cheese, a cheese filled mini pepper, a couple of candies, and a mango jelly on a bed of cabbage.

A handful of stuff- yogurt, cheese, candy, cherry tomatoes, stuffed mini peppers, brown rice onigri and a mochi is hidden under it all.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Almost four meals

Lunch 1- Thursday
Bento 11/6/2008
I packed a lunch on Thursday even though it's usually my "fast food" lunch since I have hardly any time to eat and have to eat in the car. I had cooked the oyster mushrooms the night before and had them in a box so I figured that I might as well finish packing in the morning. In addition to the mushrooms there is half a persimmon, a cream cheese and smoked salmon filled onigiri, some cheese, a little mango jelly, and a couple of little candies. I also threw some pocky in. High on the sweets, but Thursdays are also a busy day at work.

Bento 11/7/2008
For Friday I grabbed a "chicken salad kit" but knew I'd want a little more to eat with it. I packed a little container full of a cheese filled pepper, half of a persimmon, a mango jelly and a couple of little sweets. I'm really enjoying the little sweet peppers filled with cream cheese, and I may try some hummus at some point too.

Bento 11/9 and 11/10/2008

Wait, only three pictures. I actually packed this bento for Sunday to eat while I was selling yarn in Sacramento, but ended up only eating the onigiri, the olives, and the beet salad. I just refilled the beets and olives and threw in the last cream cheese and salmon onigiri. The olives are some kalamata olives from the olive bar at the co-op, they are pitted and yummy. There also is the last of the persimmon that I had in there, a babybel cheese and a piece of candy.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Onigiri wrappers

I found some onigiri wrappers in "stay fresh" packages this weekend, so the last couple of lunches have included them. I'm still trying to decide what I think. They're very tasty, but kind of akward to get the wrapper off of in order to eat the onigiri.

Bento 11/4/08
This lunch included two of the onigiri. They are both made with white rice and filled with smoked salmon and cream cheese, and they're both VERY yummy. I used an onigiri mold- it is slightly easier than molding it by hand. The bottom section of my onigiri box is filled with cherry tomatoes (bought from trader joes, and not very tasty, the rest are going to go to the animals.), broccoli, a babybel cheese and two sweet peppers filled with cream cheese. I had a baby banana on the side.

Bento 11/5/08
This has another one of the smoked salmon and cream cheese onigiri. It's easier to see the nori wrapping on this one. There are also some meatballs on a skewer, a little container of roasted pepper ketchup for the meatballs, a cheese, half a persimmon, three cream cheese filled sweet peppers and a couple of peach gummies.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Catching up again

Bento 10/29/2008
Yogurt, rice with furikake, cherry tomatoes and mango gel, three mini peppers stuffed with cream cheese and broccoli.

Bento 10/31/2008
Mini peppers stuffed with cheese, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, a container of plum sauce for the potstickers, peach gummy, shrimp gyoza, and rice with furikake.

Bento 11/3/2008
Yogurt, somen noodles with cilantro and sauce, cherry tomatoes, broccoli and a mini banana.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Sandwich box

I finally got around to using the sandwich box I bought when I got my first Ichiban Kan order. It's one of the pink polka dot ones with a separate bottom container.

Bento 10/22/08
The sandwich in the top is banana and nutella, the bottom container has quail eggs, cheese, a jelly, cabbage, edamame, a peach gummy and a little container of soy sauce.

Bento 10/24/08

Two olive filled onigiri (one white rice and the other brown), cherry tomatoes, a jelly, broccoli, cabbage, cheese filled mini sweet peppers, quail eggs, mini meat balls, and a container of roasted pepper "ketchup."