March 2nd, 2009

Pheonix Wright


I've got pepperoni, baby carrots, and bonbel cheese. I also put in butterfly crackers, raw broccoli and cherry tomatoes some ranch dressing in a packet tucked between the dividers. Then I've got a sliced kiwi, sectioned dates, and some trail mix made up of broken up milk pocky, chocolate mushrooms, and salted peanuts.

There are some more bento posts on my blog Bento Box Blueprints
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Bento #89 - Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Today is Dr. Seuss' birthday.  Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, was born March 2, 1904.  If he was still with us he would be 105 years old.  Mr. Geisel passed away on September 24, 1991.  He was a prolific author and changed the way educators thought about, and taught, reading and literature for children.  Like many, his books shaped the memories of my childhood.  Thank you Dr. Seuss!  This bento is in honor of him:

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Left Side:
1 - Elbow Macaroni pan fried with butter & ketchup (a childhood favorite!)
2 - Cat in the Hat made from nori & cheese

Right Side:
1 -Green Eggs (I didn't have any ham!) -  Deviled Quail Eggs with Spinach
2 - Horton Hears A Who Hot Dog flowers (It didn't show up in the picture, but the top most flower has a poppy seed Whoville nestled into the petals.)
3 - Daisy-Head Mayzie - Carrot, Red Pepper, and Lemon flowers
4 - One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish - Homemade Fish Nuggets
5 - Quick Pickled Carrot & Broccoli Shreds

WW Flex Points = 5.5

“Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.” - Dr. Seuss
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose." - Dr. Seuss
"If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good." - Dr. Seuss
"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple." - Dr. Seuss
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." - Dr. Seuss

bloom county: opus dear lj

bento #71

bento #71, originally uploaded by pinstripe_bindi.

Short on funds this weekend (we switched to mailed paychecks at work and I haven't gotten it -- I can tell this policy is going to be a huge pain in my butt), so this is mostly freezer stash!

Boneless short ribs.
Fried rice.
Mushroom gyoza.
A piggie of ponzu shoyu.

Grape tomatoes and cucumber flowers with ranch dressing.
Honey tangerine.

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Bento #4 & Genius-ness from the Hubby!

Here I have bento picture #4! & a story about the wonderous workings of my husband's mind...

Last night I was making sushi for our lunches and lamenting that I only had one packet of soy sauce left... hubby wondered, in response, why I couldn't use a food coloring dropper? 

DUH!!!! OMG... Sooo easy... Just empty, wash and suck up the soy sauce like a turkey baster!!!! Not as cute as those little carrot containers people have - but something! 

Apple slices, yogurt w/ marmalade almonds & cinnamon, Lindt chocolate hazelnut carrot
Hard boiled eggs, cheese & sundried tomato rose (hidden)

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Chicken Patty Lunch

My husband was reminding me how much he LOVES these frozen chicken patties for lunch, so that's what he got today!

Top: ketchup , mustard and ranch (condiments of choice for patty sandwich) lettuce, cheese, patty, tomato
Bottom: strawberry banana yogurt, carrots, grapes, more ranch for carrots
Right:  bun for patty sandwich, cute little fork and spoon

Burrito Question

Hi all!

I have a question about how well something will keep in my bento box. I'd like to make myself a burrito, and I'll use a tupperware style box and keep it refrigerated (no re-heating or anything). It will have: a flour tortilla, beans, lettuce, sour cream, and cheese. I'd like to assemble it  the night before and keep it refrigerated until eating, but I'm not sure if any of that will become soggy or mushy or anything. Anyone know? What would happen if I added spanish rice?


*EDIT* Thanks everyone! Sounds like I'm just safest assembling it at lunch time, so that's what I'll do. Thanks for all your help!

Sicky bento again

still feeling ill and starting to whittle down the cupboards for moving so not very interesting in the end :(

Left: leftover risotto from last night (made from 'must be eaten' bits... veggie bacon, pea and cheese flavour... turned out well lol) and string cheese

Middle: Veggie sausage and beetroot (in a chilli and lime dressing)

Right: Mochi and kiwi fruit

New to the group!

Hi there. My name is Joanna, I'm 26, and I've been doing bento for a couple months now. Just found this group last week. This will be my first post to you guys!

First off, I found an empty Pocky box makes a great napkin and chopstick holder. :)
Just got this cute little box a couple weeks agol. :)

From left to right:

Top: Tried to be creative and cooked up some leeks and sweet potato in some soy sauce and a small bit of orange juice concentrate (since I had it out cause I was about to make juice), flower cut carrots, and a ball of lox

Bottom: I recieved a free little snowflake punch this morning from a friend so I wanted to use it right away. :) So I have a winter scene here with my snow pea peapods and snowflakes on rice with some tobiko (flying fish roe) at the bottom for color. And large flower cut cucumber.

I have another one I want to post that I made a couple weeks ago but I can't find the cord to get it off my phone >_
Muhammed Ebi

Lunch Box 633: A-Positive Orange

Here's some good cold-weather food: beef & broccoli stir-fry and baked Japanese sweet potato. On the other side I have some tamarinds, almond cake, and a fruit salad made with persimmon, kiwi, baby bananas, and blood orange.

Blood oranges, in case you don't know, are oranges that look normal on the outside - or may look like someone dropped them in some red dye - and when you peel them the segments are orange, red, purple, or all of the above, as is the case in the photo on the right. They taste slightly berrylike. As some of you may have guessed, I am fond of weird-colored food, so when I saw that Kroger had a sale on these I hustled on down to the store and grabbed a big sack of 'em.

(Website post, with links to recipes.)
Albert Camus

Southern barbeque

In the San Francisco bay area (where I live), there is a town south of San Francisco called Pacifica. I have passed through that town for years now without ever stopping to see what was in it. A few months ago, I stopped at a southern barbecue take-out place on the side of the road in Pacifica. It's called Gorilla Barbecue and the restaurant itself is an old train car. I shit you not.

Well, it's pretty much the greatest southern barbecue place ever. They were recently featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and because of that they are always busy, which they totally deserve because their food is so good.

Anyway, half of my bento for today is made up of food from Gorilla Barbecue. It made me very happy.


Top: Buttered pasta, pineapple
Bottom: Beef brisket in a North Carolina style barbecue sauce, the most delicious rice and beans ever
Ravenclaw Love

Oddly-shaped boxes

So until recently I only owned the usual style bento boxes: double-tiered, oval and round with click seals, one onigiri box and one sandwich box, all in variations of rectangular or oval shapes. Today I just got in my new Cinnamoroll-shaped bento box (I'm so in love with that little wonder pup!) and while I'm super excited to use it I just realized that most of my usual bento staples won't work well in a box that's a different shape.

I'm not supposed to eat tons of rice because of a dietary issue (I can't break down carbs properly so rice gets to be a treat thing), but other than that, do you guys have any tips for foods that fit into shaped boxes? Thanks!

...eee, can't WAIT to post my first meal in it!!!

I'm Back- 1st Bento of 2009

I got really busy and was unable to do anything even remotely like bento. I still think this is kind of blah, but I was in a rush so I don't feel so bad about it. My goal this year has been to eat healthier and more cheaply than last. But enough about that on to bento...

White container: mexican rice blend (soy chicken, veggies, rice, taco seasoning) and shrimp
Yellow container: mini corn bread, strawberry, kiwi
background: green apple, clementine