Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Break from Liquid Lunch

I know I've been away for a while. School elections have basically taken over my life and my idea of lunch lately has been a smoothie from a place by my school. However, I do have tomorrow's bento here for you. In the green divider are butterfly crackers, bonbel cheese with flowers cut in the front, and two pepperoni roses. In the orange divider there are cucumber and cherry tomatoes. I have canned peaches in the blue divider, and some raspberry fig newtons and half a stroopwafel in the pink divider.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spring Ahead

So the clock has sprung ahead, and so has the semester. For the long absence, I apologize. However, it's officially post-spring break and the bentos are flowing once again. Due to illness and impatience this one's a bit hurried, but the idea is there, just imagine it's nice to look at. So I have a lettuce bowl, with turkey rolls inside. A muffin tin full of peanuts, chocolates, and a lychee bub bub candy. Finally there's some cottage cheese and sliced pineapple which will go quite nicely together I imagine.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Snack Bento

So, all of my Bentos thus far have been reasonably healthy. This is the very first that is made up almost entirely of junk food. I have a 4 hour bus ride tomorrow from school to home for spring break and decided that I needed something fun to take along. I have milk pocky, broken up winter pocky, chocolate mushrooms, strawberry and kiwi high chew gummies, fizzing lychee bub bub candies, dunkaroos, and salted peanuts. And then, just in case I'm not in a sugar coma yet, I'm taking two apples along for a little fructose. There's another pic behind the cut with my two apples.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Odds and Ends

With Spring Break coming up I am, once again, getting low on supplies. The nice thing about Bento is that odds and ends can be used without any problem. In the blue divider I have humus with paprika on top, and tortilla next to it. In the orange divider there's sectioned dates, celery, and carrots. In the pink divider is sliced kiwi. Finally in the green divider there are a couple of different things, pepperoni in the cupcake tin, peanuts to the left of the tin and dunkaroos to the right. For anyone who hasn't heard of dunkaroos they are little cookies with frosting (the frosting's that strange blue nub sticking up). In the corner, with the silverware I was even able to fit a lychee flavored bub bub candy.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Brisket and Flowers

Here is another bento with my very first attempt at a tomato rose. I hadn't realized how delicate it was, but I'm not too disappointed with my first attempt. Under the rose is raw broccoli and some baby spinach for leaves and a stem. I have a brisket sandwich, kiwi flowers, blood orange slices, fig newtons, and broken up pocky, milk and crush.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


I apologize for my long absence. Stress and midterms have been keeping me from making lunches worthy of posting. However, in spite of the insanity that has taken over my schedule here is a bento I'm rather proud of. I've got pepperoni, baby carrots, and bonbel cheese. The nice thing about bonbel cheese is that if you draw a design on the wax and then cut over those lines with a knife you can create some great patterns. I stuck with the butterfly theme. I 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 I whipped up. For the trail mix recipe just take a peak behind the cut.


Milk Pocky
Salted Peanuts
Chocolate Mushrooms

Cut the milk pocky into small bite sized pieces. Mix all ingredients. This picture is without the craisins. I would have loved to throw them in if I'd had them in the house.