Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Oh No! I'm Late For Work Bento


I had to rush the other day, so this bento picture was taken with my point-and-click not my regular camera. And it's at work where the light is lower at my desk.

Grilled salmon with vinegar rice in one level. Fried yellow zucchini rounds and grapes in the other level.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Tapenade and Turkey Bento


Good Monday Morning! The super moon was super last night and back to school is around the corner. I deconstructed a slider the other day and here I have deconstructed a turkey sandwich. Plus crackers with homemade tapenade. The bread is homemade too.

What's inside of the chickadee dee? Lawry's seasoned salt! A must have for a turkey with mayo sammie.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Slider - A Deconstructed Bento


My lovely nesting Alice in Wonderland hosted the bento of the week. These are the perfect boxes for a deconstructed bento.


Large, medium, small and smaller filled with the elements of a work-day lunch.


Starting at the right we have homemade brown sugar wheat bun with kettle chips. Lettuce and tomato. Grass fed organic cooked beef patty and grated cheese. Dijon mustard and homemade pesto mayo.


At my desk 1pm sharp sandwich made and consumed. This picture was the "oh yeah" half way thru.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Happy Cat Bento



Come. Come. Have a nice picnic on this summer day. The Beckoning Cat bento box lures me to a tuna and caper on English muffin sandwich and my very own Secret Ingredient* Pasta Salad.


Pictured here with her sister cat, Hello Kitty thermos, filled to the brim with Ginger Beer. Refreshing!


We sat in the shade of an old pine tree which rained dead pine needles with every breeze.


Parked on a side street of Mission San Miguel's cemetery. Come in. Come in.


And see the old Bell Tower just inside the cemetery.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Pork Two Ways Bento


I finally got around to using my Sushi Bento House. It looks a lot bigger than it is. I filled the bottom layer with pork, two ways. My cooked ahead chicken-fried pork and my cooked ahead curry pork.

I am currently reading (and will soon write a review) a book called Effortless Bento. Cooking ahead a variety of meals, freezing or not, is the main part of the book.

The rice I made in the morning with my little and dumb rice cooker.

Strawberries, orange wedges, and radishes make up the top box, and cool pack goes in the attic.


Of course the whole bento goes into an insulated bag with two small blue ices because it gets hot out here.


And this is where I had lunch last Thursday - a turn-out along the railroad tracks in the shade of an oak tree. This picture was taken when my Scion turned 20,000 ODO in September 2009.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Chicken Fried Pork Bento




Getting on the bento train. Woooo woot! Here's my Tuesday bento - Chicken-Fried Pork - panko crust, radishes, mustard, and cubes of rice  with a sprinkle of roasted sesame seeds and watercress garnish.


All in my indigo rabbit box and eaten at the historic stage stop, Rios Caledonia Adobe in 100 degree heat.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Pink Bear Bento


A cut up pink lady apple with pink bear pic, cut radishes, and kimchi.


I am suspicious of what this bear might be doing. I've known a lot of boys in my life, and when they strike this pose, it usually means one thing.

my girly French bento box


Friday, June 13, 2014

Bullet Train Bento


Protein: white chicken meat, roasted. Leafy green: organic water cress. Super food: blueberries. Crunchies: radishes. From the garden: tomatoes, Juliet. Orange container: sea salt. Bullet Train pick. Bullet Train container: shoyu.

My cute Mio box