Monday, April 20, 2015

3-Tier Bottle Bento #3

Mini chocolate chip pancakes, scallion-egg scramble, maple sausage links, and applesauce topped with chopped strawberries.

I am holding off going to the store because the farmers market starts Wednesday, so my veggie choices are somewhat limited. But I put a lot of scallion in my eggs and hoped for the best.

Friday, April 17, 2015

New Lunch Boxes!

I went out with a friend for lunch today, so no lunch to show you. But the lunchtime grind continues on Monday! In the meantime, I want to share a bit about some of my recent adventures.

I was on the road last weekend and passed a Container Store, so I stopped. If you have a weakness for containers of any kind--including lunch boxes--be warned! The Container Store is really something else. (And they're not paying me to say that. Or giving me lunch boxes. Or anything.) I bought a few new lunch boxes, which you'll be seeing soon.

The first one is the ECOLunchbox Three-in-One.
(Photo from the Container Store catalog.) This one is sort of like a rectangular tiffin with two tiers and a little metal rectangular cup that nests inside. I'm afraid I was drawn in by the shininess or something.
The other one is the Skater Lunch Box No. 2.
(These are the three colors they come in. I didn't buy three!)

It's basically a one-tier, undivided bento box with a silicone lid that houses a fork. You can microwave the base and the silicone lid, which could come in handy.

I'll be excited to try them and report back on how they work out.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

3-Tier Bottle Bento #2

Asian baby corn salad (from this recipe--seriously, you must try this!), sweet chicken chunks, a few soy-wrapper Chinese chives dumplings, and a fruit salad made of kiwi, mango, and strawberry.

One of my better lunches, if I do say so myself.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Temari Rabbit 2-Tier Bento #15

Slices of pluot, Asian rice salad, and sautéed spicy Korean sausage.

The rice salad was a recipe I had in some old cookbook. It was okay, but I think it would be much better with white rice rather than brown. I'm not sure if I'll try it again to find out, though.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Temari Rabbit 2-Tier Bento #14

Avocado chunks, mozzarella balls, cherry tomatoes, mango chunks, brioche toast, and rolls of olive loaf.

The olive loaf was on sale. I don't actually know how long it has been since I had olive loaf. It's a bit mysterious, but a good change of pace once in a very blue moon.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Laptop Lunches #256

Spinach with almonds, strawberries, a little square of milk chocolate, a cabbage roll, a cup of salad dressing (for the spinach), and mashed potatoes.

I did not make the cabbage roll. I have long ago discovered that even though my own cabbage rolls taste better, a total cost-benefit analysis makes the ones at the grocery store's hot bar a better choice.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Long Weekend

No lunch today! I'm out of town enjoying a much-deserved break. Look for more lunch on Monday, and maybe some pictures of my adventures.

Meanwhile, if you're looking for inspiration, isn't this one a pretty lunch? I want to try that soon! Do you think I can?