Oh my goodness, what’s this?…
Yes, I’ve been woefully neglectful of my bento duties. I pack lunch for school, but mostly just take something quick (a sandwich, cut up fruit), and rarely take pictures. The above is one from May that I took a picture but never posted… hummus, baby carrots, turkey and mustard on whole grain, with clementine sections to help prevent the sandwich from moving around, all packed in a Ziploc container I bought for $3.49/2. The box is a little big for regular meals, but with sandwiches or salads, it’s perfectly fine. (The big compartment is 650ml, then 175ml, then 100ml, total 925ml… kinda big for me.)
CSA goodies galore! Roasted broccoli & cippolini onion hiding underneath, roasted beets, chicken cole slaw (recipe to come), hard boiled egg, and jarred peaches.
Showing my Mets pride! Someone gifted me a Mets ProToast toaster, which brands the team logo into bread as it toasts it. So here’s my Mets sandwich with honey roasted turkey, sliced asiago, and dijonnaise; mozzarella sticks; chocolate covered biscuits; roasted beets; chicken cole slaw; roasted broccoli & garlic.
The day of the All Star Game (go National League!), showing my pride even more! Probably should have drawn a #5 on that with ketchup or mustard or something, but oh well! Pretty much the same as yesterday’s, with the addition of a second cheese stick – this one monterey jack.
And what’s this? It’s a GIVEAWAY!!! I received a review copy of Yum-Yum Bento Box (associate link) by Crystal Watanabe and Maki Ogawa – and of the handful of bento books I’ve read, this is heads above the rest. It doesn’t hurt that I love Crystal’s blog, Adventures in Bento-Making, but really, this book actually teaches you how to make the bentos it shows. Plus I can see Crystal’s wackiness peeking out here and there in the tone of the book. LOVE the photos on every page. This is a GREAT book for those who are interested in charaben or decoben – it explains things thoroughly and easily enough for anyone to be able to follow along, even those completely new to bento, along with sections on the equipment/tools necessary to make things. AWESOME book.
To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is comment below with why you bento (or why you want to start) by midnight EST on August 1. Easy-peasy! On August 2nd, I’ll run the numbers on Random.org and see who wins their very own copy of Yum Yum Bento Box!
Good luck and happy bento!!!