Last night I was determined to find a book on Bento's. I went to Barnes and Noble. No Bento books. Then I went to Borders and while I didn't find the books I was wanting, I did find Cute Yummy Time by LaCarmina. This was the ONLY bento book in either store.
http://www.lacarmina.com/ and she is twisted in a good way. Her cat even has a blog. It was fun to look through as well. I will just have to order the books I really was looking for online. sigh I did find a really cute 4 bowl set at Borders that was adorable and had a cute panda, mushroom, cat, etc all eating bowls of noodles. I was going to buy it but talked myself out of it. It was to babyish is what my son said and I agreed.
While we were out shopping I also made stops at Bed, Bath and Beyond and Party America. I was hoping to find things I could use in my bentos. I did find some round silicone cups. My others ones are heart shaped. And I found these cute cocktail forks and party pix. I think I may try and make a trip to the only Asian market around here. Although EVERYONE I talk to that has been there says it smells bad, it's dirty, they make extra money by ringing up your purchases wrong and the staff is rude. Hmmm maybe I will stick to what's online.
Now for lunch...
I did not prepare anything the night before since we were running all over town. So this morning I cooked some stir-fry noodles really quick. Then took a chicken breast and made some Lemon Chicken using the recipe from Just Bento. I know I spent more time arranging my food than I did cooking it. I did feel like I should have packed more fruit into the top portion (see the cute cocktail fork), but as it was, I was running late. Allergies kept me up till 1 AM so I took an allergy pill and did not want to get out of bed this morning. I love the little lady bugs. They were very easy to make and they add the cute factor. Now my lemon animal. I can not figure out if I made a mouse or a cat or what. LOL