For today's lunch I have my TrueBlood inspired bento. I am SO excited for Season 3 to start on Sunday. I have read the Twilight books, loved the movies. And then I found TrueBlood on HBO. OMG!! I love it even more. After watching Season 1 I read all of the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris that are out so far. I have even re-read some of them. And Alexander Skarsgard that plays Eric Northman...he's my kind of vampire.
Now for what I pack to eat. I made sure everything was a black and/or red in color. I made some Sesame Chicken using mostly black sesame seeds. I also pack in a wedge of red bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, red seedless grapes, strawberries and some Oreo Cakesters. For my rice part I cooked up some purple Jasmine rice and put a nori top on it. The TrueBlood logo was cut out using provolone cheese and beets.
I struggled when planning the logo. I knew I would use the cheese but I had a hard time trying to decide on what the red part would be. I would have just used more cheese and colored it but I wanted a natural color. Trouble is I have never liked beets. I remember one of those diets from years back where you ate beets, bacon and green beans. I just about gagged every time I took a bite of a beet. Maybe that is why I never lost any weight while on it. When I opened the jar of them last night I had to turn my head. But I pressed onward since that is what I had planned and didn't have time to change my mind. I had thought maybe I would give them another try but after smelling them last night it is not likely.