Saturday, July 23, 2016

Pack-a-Snack #72

Popcorn and M&Ms using the largest of my Lunchopolis containers and a tiny "mini bento" box I bought a while ago. This was my post-blood-draw snack (for my annual--erm...1st time in some years--checkup). I also had ginger ale, because I think if you don't get to eat or drink anything for a while and then they remove a not-insignificant amount of blood from you, you have earned ginger ale and popcorn and M&Ms.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Lunchopolis #22

Pepperoni, provolone, bread sticks, marinated artichoke hearts, mixed seasoned olives, and the first four tomatoes I grew in my window.

Aside from what I have growing in the window, I don't have much of any fresh produce around. If the aphids hadn't had their fill, I would have had lettuce and carrots in the window, too, alas. Aphids don't like tomatoes. So I had these, at least. It's definitely time to go to the store, but this is good stuff to keep on hand for such days.

The tomatoes, by the way, taste amazing. So much more tomato flavor than you get from the store.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Happy Jackson Snack Boxes #12

Ham and noodle casserole, honey-lime carrots, and a mixture of dried fruit.

Someday, I will give you a recipe for the casserole. Right now it's not quite ready. But you can have the recipe for honey-lime carrots. They're pretty quick and easy and a nice change to what you might normally do with carrots. This recipe is adapted from Going Solo in the Kitchen, but I felt it needed some parsley (which the original recipe didn't include), and I wanted to use baby carrots rather than whole mature carrots, because that's what I had on hand.

Honey Lime Carrots
Serves: 2

About 1 cup baby carrots, halved lengthwise
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon lime juice
A few sprigs of parsley (optional)

Steam carrots over boiling water for a few minutes until crisp-tender. Set carrots aside and put 1 tablespoon of the steaming liquid into a small pan. Add honey and stir over medium heat, boiling until the sauce cooks down to a syrupy glaze. Remove from heat. Add lime juice and mix well, then add carrots and mix until coated. When ready to serve or pack, top with chopped parsley.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Temari Rabbit 2-Tier Bento #80

Kiwi slices, a square of walnut fudge, a cherry, some peach slices, an egg baked in creamed spinach (I did this again, but I just topped it with salt and pepper rather than cheese), and sesame melba toast.

I think the egg is prettier without the cheese on top, although this is less flavorful and will need salt.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Skater Lunch Box #18

Cheese grits with scallion garnish, maple ham steak, maple glazed carrots (I was in a maple mood), and creamed spinach.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Happy Jackson Snack Boxes #11

Yogurt ranch and veggies (carrots, red bell pepper, sugar snap peas), mini cheese crackers, and peach slices.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Pack-a-Snack #71

Alternating slices of Korean melon and peaches and cherries in a Happy Jackson snack box.