Lunch for Friday, August 26, 2011

Today's lunch has some leftover spaghetti with provolone cut hearts on top, broccoli, some peppers and onion I chopped to put on the spaghetti, a Laughing Cow cheese wedge, grape tomatoes and a brown sugar mochi. 

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Lunch for Thursday, August 25, 2011

Today's lunch was inspired by Lia of Bentolicious's Pea Boy bento.  I have the same pick set and never thought of them as head accents.  I took my two lemon picks and added them to some rice I colored yellow.  I also used some provolone cheese and sugar sheet for the facial accents.

Also in this bento are chicken nuggets, broccoli, grape tomatoes, a Laughing Cow cheese wedge and a brown sugar mochi.

See the new bento box?  It's by Smart Planet and it's collapsible and also has a spork in the lid.  I bought two so look for the extra one in an upcoming giveaway.

Lunch for Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Today's lunch is SPAM sushi.  I'm sure it has a name but I'm just a mid-American girl so I don't know.  I used some soy paper to wrap them.  I also added sugar eyes.  Also in this bento is broccoli, a Babybel cheese, grape tomatoes and soy sauce.

Hopefully soon I will have my order in so I can post my next giveaway.  I have been also buying things for the giveaway after the one coming up.  I love to buy one for me and one for you.  Now if that blasted order would come in, we could have some fun.

Lunch for Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Today's lunch is just a sandwich.  A peanut sandwich at that.  I wasn't sure if I was going to go out to eat with a former co-worker or not so I wanted it to be something that I wouldn't be sad if it was tossed.  I used my circle cookie cutter and my large cupcake cookie cutter to make this face.  The hat is made using the top of the cupcake with an added small circle and some picks.  The face is a circle with sugar sheet accents (ugh) and ketchup for the cheeks.  Also in this bento are girl scout cookies, broccoli and a Babybel cheese.

Lunch for Thursday, August 18, 2011

I sure am eating lunch out at lot.  Either with new co-workers or former or both together.  So there hasn't been as many bentos.  I'm sure this will slow down once work is not that new to me anymore and we all get into our routines.  The funny thing is that there are no places to eat close by my new job.  It takes at least 15 minutes to get anywhere except for a subway, a slow hamburger joint and an awesome place called Pecan Porch.  Pecan Porch is a very unique place that has an amazing chicken salad sandwich.

This lunch has the last of my freezer stash 7-up marinade chicken.  I really need to make up some more chicken.  I did make 3 cups of rice and portioned it out and placed in the freezer.  I really never knew how much adding some mirian to my rice and washing it before cooking really helped the flavor until I was in a hurry one time.  This batch was definitely done right.

Also in this bento I have broccoli, a Babybel cheese, grape tomatoes, a brown sugar mochi, and a quail egg decorated with sugar sheet.  I have really got to stop using the sugar sheets.  They leave items looking like crap by the time lunch come around.  But I really can't stand the nori.  Maybe I need to try a different brand.  I did buy some more soy paper.  Too bad that doesn't come in black.

Lunch for Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I'm going to try and catch up on some lunch post.  Not having my very own computer is a strange new experience.  Also not being able to post from work is entirely new too.  I know I can use Mr Man's computer whenever I want but it's just not like having your own.

For this lunch I have leftover Vanilla Balsamic Chicken, white rice, carrots, a Babybel cheese, quail egg decorated with sugar sheet (this melted completely and looked BAD by lunch time), broccoli, grape tomatoes, ranch dressing and strawberries.

Lunch for Friday, August 12, 2011

For lunch today I tried to make the bagels look like a lake monster.  I cut a bagel in half and added some ham.  I took another piece to make the head and added a candy eye.  I have Nessie in a lake of broccoli.

Also in this bento I have a Laughing Cow cheese wedge, grape tomatoes, a beef hotlink, a mini sweet pepper and a strawberry.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Lunch for Thursday, August 11, 2011

Today's lunch has mushrooms made from quail eggs.  I cut the tops off and soaked in red food coloring.  Then I cut some provolone cheese for the white dots.  The steams are just pieces of the rest of the eggs.  I put mushrooms on some white rice that I sprinkled with black sesame seeds.

In the rest of the bento I have some chicken nuggets, a Babybel cheese, a mini sweet pepper, broccoli and grape tomatoes.  In the other container I have some strawberries and cantaloupe.  I left the lid on it since it matched my mini mushrooms.

Lunch for Wednesday, August 10, 2011

We finally went to the grocery store and I was able to get things for my bentos.  It seems like The Kid is eating things quicker than we can buy them.  Things I get for my bentos would suddenly disappear.  I will be so glad when school starts next week so he is not home all day eating whatever he wants (aka my bento items).  But then again he does get home from school before I get home from work.  Ugh!

In this bento I have a mini bagel (The Kid ate three of these during the day today), some deli ham, a laughing cow cheese wedge, carrots, broccoli, grape tomatoes and strawberries (last pack of strawberries never made it to any bento, thanks to The Kid).  I know I am harping on The Kid but we don't go to the grocery store very often and he seems to eat everything within the first few day that we have food.  The gallon of orange juice we purchased late last night is already half gone.  OK enough of the complaining.

I made the mini bagel into a baby by adding a quail egg in the center of the bagel and added a pick.  The eyes are just candy eyes and the cheeks are deli ham. 

This is the first time I tried quail eggs.  I purchased a can of them from the Vietnamese grocery store.  All I could find was the canned.  To me it seemed kind of dry.  But I will try and make sure to use up the whole can.  I wonder what I will make with them next time?

Lunch for Wednesday, August 3, 2011

This lunch was made using leftovers from dinner.  I have a hotdog, a mini sweet pepper, leftover homemade mustard potato salad, a sweet gherkin pickle and some cantaloupe.

I know I have been missing but I have been buying items for a BIG back to school giveaway.  Make sure you stay tuned and I will try to post more and also details for the giveaway when everything arrives. 

Lunch for Thursday, July 28, 2011

This bento is just a simple ham sandwich, chips made with a flour tortilla that I cut and baked with garlic salt on top, some salsa, ham flowers and some strawberries.  The butterfly pick is something I found at Michaels craft store.

Lunch for Wednesday, July 27, 2011

This lunch was inspired by all the new faces at my new job.  There are so many new people to get to know and learn their names.

In this bento are some SPAM sandwiches, a mini sweet pepper, a Babybel cheese, sweet gherkin pickle, cherry tomato and a strawberry.  The faces were made with provolone cheese, American cheese and sugar sheet accents.

Lunch for Tuesday, July 26,2011

No I have not dropped off the face of the earth.  I have been in the middle of a job change.  Things were unsure as for lunch plans and I wasn't sure if I was going to be walked out of work, eat out with friends from the old job, eat out with new co-workers, etc.  So I have not been taking the time to make a whole lot of bentos.  Also my laptop died and I am borrowing Mr Man's laptop to post right now.  I didn't realize how much personal business I did on the work computer until now.  lol

For this lunch I made purple jasmine rice, a tamagoyaki, teryaki chicken, pickled cucumbers and carrots, a mini sweet pepper, cherry tomato and a strawberry.