Well after yesterday's disastrous looking lunch I knew I had to step it up a little today. But last night I did not get to prep anything. I was too busy watching the weather alerts on TV. So all of this was done this morning. Good thing I woke up early from a nightmare. It was such a strange dream. This ghost kept hiding my makeup and bento accessories. And was hiding things while I was making a bento. The last thing I remember was the ghost throwing a lit match at me. Then I woke up. I'm sure it just means I have a burning desire to make bentos. LOL
Anyway onto today's lunch. I took a piece of salmon and cut it into the pieces I wanted to fit into the bentos, pour some teriyaki sauce on to and broiled it in the toaster oven. I also made another tamagoyaki. I think I am getting better at these. And I heated up some of those dumplings that are premade, just frozen. And for the kids bento I lined things in rows. Trying it make it more visually pleasing than yesterday. Last night in the mail was some more goodies I had ordered. See the little green container? I felt these were a necessity to hold sauces and salad dressings. These are the only ones that were not "too cute" as the kid put it. To me they are kind of plain but I am making bentos for more than just me.
Now for my lunch I used this new tiffin I got at Whole Foods. This thing is HUGH! I am just using one tier of it today. There is another whole bottom section that is the same size. And it all locks together. It would be great for a picnic bento some day. But I wanted more salad today so I took the top section and filled it with some napa cabbage. I love napa cabbage for salad. It keeps very well. Then I added my salmon, tamagoyaki, dumplings and other various things on top. I also made a small salad dressing to put in my new little container. Looks much better than yesterdays lunch.