I was trying to make my Laptop Lunches box a little more bento-y than I ususually do, filling in the empty spaces. I think it worked better with the dessert cup than with the main course, but not a bad effort. I probably should have just stuck the tarts on a bed of lettuce.
Ah, the tarts. A while ago I bought some tulip-shaped muffin cups from Amazon.
There was much excitement over this discovery.
And they baked up beautifully, and came out of their pans easily, as you can see with them cooling on my wire rack:
The finished product did not disappoint.
I'm also super excited about a few new cookbooks I have, one of which is the Muffin Tin Cookbook, from which I got the recipe for chocolate zucchini muffins. They do hide the zucchini well, if you have vegetable-avoiders at your house, and do not involve complicated steps like making purees like some such recipes do (you just shred the zucchini and mix it in with the other stuff). I wasn't crazy about them, myself. They were fine, but I had hoped for something fudgier.
Meanwhile, I had lunch with a friend, whose equipment is worthy of envy: