August 3rd, 2009

First Picture-y Bento

This was a bento made  by me and my best friend, her first time and my first actual picture-based bento ^_^

Hot Dog and Spinach Palm Tree; Cheese Clouds; Cucumber Fish; Pepper Starfish; White and Blue Rice; Chocolate Treasure Chest; Skittles Treasure.

It would have come out better if I'd had a wider container, but I hadn't actually thought about proportions when she was cutting things to size. Oops, good to know for later >.<

This is my second week making bento, as of tomorrow I'll have made 17 bento in less than a week and a half. I'm really excited, and so far everyone is really enjoying it. And my dad is really happy he doesn't have to make his lunches even if it is just a few weeks! Thanks everyone for the inspiration and final push to get me going :)
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Comfort Food Bento and Tea Talk

matevana roobis chai

Tea for today is a MateVana/Roobis Chai blend from Teavana. I can never get the tea to taste the same way that it does in ths store, drats! I think I need to start putting more tea in (?) I played around with the sugar amount today and it didn’t seem to make a difference, so I think I’ll try making it more concentrated. Though, this already seemed like there were too many tea leaves and not enough tea! Oh, I didn’t snap a picture pre-drinking, so this is my tumbler post-drinking. I drank two of these and I’m not really more awake (supposed to be the same amount of caffeine as coffee!)

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What foods do you think of as "comfort foods" that others might find disgusting?
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Wow. Hisashiburi.

I've hardly made any bento lately... and I've posted none of the ones I've made... but, now I have a new job, and I'm going to start eating lunch away from home again, so I felt like I should make a good impression by working a bit harder on my food. (I know that makes no sense.)

Anyway, here's my bento for tomorrow. It's pretty simple, but took a little longer than I wanted to make, since I kept overestimating the amount of space each food would take in the box. That's why I ended up adding so many random fillers. I guess I'm out of practice.

This bento contains: chicken apple sausage, curry croquette, sauteed bok choy with garlic and green onions, carrot chucks, two pork and leek dumplings, tofu squares, and puchi tomatoes.

Here's another bento I thought was worthy of being outside a cut. I made this one for my boyfriend's bus ride back home. He's a notoriously picky eater, but I think he at least tried most of it. The contents are: chicken apple sausage (can you tell I'm fond of it?), sekihan onigiri, sauteed green onions and corn, orange slices, a puchi tomato, and mini sesame and peanut brittle on the side.

Behind the cut are a few more random bento I've made since I posted last and found worthy of photographing.
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