Lunch for Tuesday, March 1, 2011

For today's lunch I have my rainy day bento.  Although this morning it was sunny and 37 degrees.  No more rain for right now but reports of earthquakes in the next state over are not a good thing.  There seem to be so many earthquakes around here lately and that is not normal.  I am use to extreme weather changes such as a blizzard then one week later the highs in the 70's, tornados, etc. but do we really have to have earthquakes too?

Last night I went to the grocery store on a veggie mission.  There was a lack of vegetables in my frig so I bought cabbage, baby cucumbers, grape tomatoes, lettuce, and a bunch of other things.  When I got home I cooked the whole head of cabbage using the Stir Fry Cabbage Recipe on Just Bento.  It was very tasty even though everyone else in the house said it stank.  I can't wait to have it for my lunch. 

Also in this box is a cucumber and carrot mixture I made with just vinegar and salt.  I meant to add some dill to it but seems I forgot.  I also have my purple jasmine rice with my rainy day girl and her umbrella.  The umbrella is made of imitation crab as is her bow.  The rest of her is made from provolone and cheddar cheese and bologna.  I also used some fruit roll up for her eyes and mouth.  I'm not a fan of the taste of nori except when it's from the sushi bar and holding together my favorite roll.  So I have been trying to find alternates and this was one thought.  And of course I used sesame seeds for my rain drops.  I hope there is no rain in the forecast.


  1. This is an adorable lunch! :)

  2. You did well with the crab. I love this bento :)