January 30th, 2009

Amber von Beast

Breakfast bento!

A breakfast themed bento for my boyfriend's lunch. I know there's a bit of blank space in the bottom tier, but I think he cares more about the food than how much blank space I left.


Top tier: Strawberries and cottage cheese
Bottom tier: String cheese, mini waffles, and Nutella in the fruit container (for the waffles)

Edit: Judging from the comments, people seem to be under the impression that I said my boyfriend would be dissatisfied with the amount of food in this bento. He actually wouldn't. Every bento I make for him is more of a snack than anything else. Also, no matter how much food I give him, he is always ecstatic to see that I put the effort into making something for him. THAT'S what I was trying to say!

Burger bentos two ways

Contents of preschooler bento lunch: Mini cheeseburger with cheddar cheese in pita bread, caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms, kiwifruit, and cherry tomatoes.

Morning prep time: 5 minutes, using a leftover mini-burger, onions and mushrooms. In the morning I briefly warmed the burger in the microwave to revive the texture, cut the kiwi, and packed the lunch. Details here at Lunch in a Box.

Contents of preschooler bento lunch: Inarizushi (sushi rice stuffed into pre-packaged abura-age seasoned tofu wrappers), hamburger patty with ketchup, mini carrots, grapes and blueberries.

Morning prep time: 8 minutes, using leftover inarizushi and hamburger, and a pre-filled sauce container of ketchup. In the morning I briefly microwaved the refrigerated inarizushi and hamburger to restore the texture, and cut up the burger. You can also make inarizushi in advance, wrapping and freezing the inarizushi for speedy lunch prep.  Details here at Lunch in a Box.

Mini burger & inarizushi bento lunch for preschooler

488: samosas

A bit of a challenge to cram these crisp little triangles into the oval bento box, I hope they survive a little smooshing. Also meatballs and blanched veggies for Muffin today. My lunch is similar, but even harder to fit the samosas in, so many gaps that I didn't fill.

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Contents: char siu bao (a Vietnamese version that I bought at the local Asian grocer’s), stuffed manzanilla olives, orange wedges, two grape gummies, green tea mousse Pocky. [I ended up being hungrier than expected by the time I got to the airport, so I supplemented this lunch with some food bought in the terminal -- a bag of salt and vinegar kettle chips and a bottle of water].
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My first multiple bento packing!

So my husband followed up on his previous wish to have a bento lunch, and asked if I could make him one for today. Since we had a decent amount of leftovers, I thought it would be pretty easy to do. And happily, it was! :) I have no idea if this will be enough or too much food for him. I'm sure he'll let me know. I guess it isn't truly a wwBento because he isn't doing Weight Watchers and I didn't take any points values into account when making it. But, I can still add them all up for you!

So here's my bento for the day, which comes to 4.5 points.

This bento contains:
1/2 serving of Soba Noodles with garlic tofu (2 points)
1 small sweet peppers (0 points)
1/4 cup edamame hummus (2 points)
1/2 serving of Grilled Japanese Eggplant (.5 points)

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Amber von Beast

Work bento

One of my co-workers has become very interested in my bento habits. She always asks me what I'm bringing for lunch when I work with her on Saturdays. Tomorrow she'll see this one:


Top tier: Couscous, raisins, and mushroom turnovers
Bottom tier: Shelled edamame, strawberries, golden raisins

1/30 Bento #53

Today's bento was for CDC. I was too rushed to make it look pretty. Luckily it was mostly leftovers from dinner so it was very quick.
Meat loaf, mashed potatoes and gravy & steamed green beans. Top tier is apple cinnamon muffin, jello hearts, carrots, a grape and pineapple skewer and a container of ketchup for the meatloaf. I finally got the stainless steel skewers I've been wanting (hubby got me some really great bento gear for my birthday :D ). My stainless collection is basically complete! This is the first time using this new stainless box. It is double walled and is like a thermos the way it holds the heat, so CDC had a hot lunch today! Unfortunately, the hot stuff in the bottom melted the jello hearts :( I'm use to the other ones that don't hold the heat. I will have to be more careful how I pack this one. I will post a photo of my complete stainless steel bento set on my blog soon.

My First Bento!

Hello Everyone! I'm new here and this is my first bento, so I thought I might share!

This is a bento I made for myself- I spend Saturdays at a comic book shop playing an RPG all day, so I like to take a lunch with me.

Top Tier: penguin sauce container w/ BBQ Sauce; chicken nuggets w/ turtle food pick; chicken flavored rice w/ veggies

Bottim Tier: carrots and celery, light Babybel cheese, original Chex Mix, Florida's Natural fruit snack nuggets for filler