Lunch for Friday, September 30, 2011

Today for lunch I made some Rosemary rice. I took chopped onion and sautéed it then added some minced garlic, salt and rosemary. I then added some water and fast cooking rice. It smelled so good this morning and I can't wait until lunch.

Also in this bento I have some chicken nuggets, grapes, cherry tomatoes, and a Babybel cheese.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Lunch for Thursday, September 29, 2011

Today's lunch has some Rosemary bread I made last night. If you are interested in info about the tags click my "Other Blog" link.
I used a recipe I found online. It was easy to make an tasty.

I also made a quick veggie gratin cup, added some smoked beef sausage, a little bit of broccoli, grapes, cherry tomatoes and a Babybel cheese.

Lunch for Wednesday, September 28, 2011

In this bento I have white rice, scrambled egg, ground beef, carrots, and green onion. In the thermos I have some chicken stock that I added soy sauce, pepper, garlic and more green onion. And I grabbed an apple from the table.

My sprig of rosemary is from the same coworker that gave me basil. I need to bake some rosemary bread. That would be yum!

Lunch for Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Today's lunch was just quickly thrown together. I took a leftover hamburger patty, crumbled it up and placed some rice on top and sprinkled it with black sesame seeds. I then threw in a Babybel cheese, cherry tomatoes, grapes and a piece if broccoli.

I think I'm going to try and skip the broccoli for a while. I have not been wanting to eat it. Although it holds things so well in bento.

Lunch for Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Kid and I decided to try out Bento Asian Diner in Broken Arrow, OK. For $8.00 each you get to pick out a soup, sushi (4 pieces), rice or lo mien, a meat, eggroll/wonton/dumpling.

The Kid loved his miso soup. I had the eggdrop. My soup was thick and tasty.

The Kid had teriyaki chicken, eggroll, steamed rice, & California roll. He liked everything except the eggroll.

I had chicken dumplings, fried rice, spicy chicken & shrimp tempura roll. Everything was very good.

We also got a Dragon roll to share. It wasn't too bad. We should have skip this though since we had plenty of leftovers. But I did eat those for lunch the next day.

Overall opinion of Bento Asian Diner... We would go back if we were in the area.

Lunch for Thursday, September 22, 2011

Today's lunch is leftovers again. Last night we had roasted red potatoes with fresh basil and roasted chicken. A co-worker gave me a whole bag of basil and I plan on using as much as I can in every meal.

I took the leftover chicken and made some chicken salad with grapes, green onion and garlic. For my chips I took a flour tortilla and cut it with a cookie cutter, sprayed with cooling spray, sprinkled with garlic salt and baked the pieces in my toaster oven. Also I have leftover red potatoes, grape tomatoes, a piece of basil, grapes and a Babybel cheese.

Lunch for Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Today's lunch is leftovers from dinner. I made panko breaded chicken. Mr Man and The Kid thought it was amazing. lol The Kid kept singing the song from Karate Kid that has the line "the best around". I'm glad he was singing it in reference to me. Usually I don't get those kind of compliments from The Kid.

I just threw in the leftover chicken, leftover mashed potatoes, a mini sweet pepper and some grapes. Quick and simple.

Lunch for Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I am attempting to do this post from my phone. We'll see how it goes. If it works pretty good I'll be even more convinced to want an iPad.

Today's lunch was an attempt to make a Matryoshka doll. I even meant to added some cute picks that match but I got in such a hurry that didn't happen. I have got to get moving in the mornings. I get up in plenty of time, I just don't use my time wisely. lol

I made the doll using a boiled quail egg that I soaked in soy sauce. I then place the egg in white rice and shaped it. I covered it with soy paper in yellow and orange. The face details are sugar sheet and provolone cheese that was colored with food coloring. I really wanted to use ham but The Kid had eaten it all.

In the rest of the box is smoked sausage, broccoli, grapes, carrot flowers, a mini sweet pepper and Babybel cheese.

Lunch for Friday, September 16, 2011

Today's lunch was pure inspiration from LuckySundae.  I was browsing Twitter this morning and saw her post here of some cute elephants.  I was in awe of how cute and how simple it was.  She even gave a tutorial !  Mine is not as cute as her's but it was inspiration.

I took some white rice out of the freezer and thawed it out in the microwave.  Then I added a handful of frozen mixed vegetables to a pan, heated that up, added the rice, some curry powder and salt.  It was tasty.  My elephants are made using provolone cheese, a circle cutter, straw and knife.  I colored the cheeks and ears with food coloring.  Also in this bento are some chicken nuggets, broccoli, red beans and a mini sweet pepper.

Lunch for Thursday, September 15, 2011

Today's lunch has almost the same things as Tuesday's.  Yesterday (Wednesday) I did have leftover mexican food but it was just grabbed from the refrigerator in a rush out the door.  I also havn't figured out how to turn spanish rice and refried beans into a cute lunch.

So for today I have another pasta casserole in the Hello Kitty thermos.  This one has bacon in it.  Yum.  In the small bento I have broccoli, a mini sweet pepper, grapes, cantaloupe and a quail egg that I turned into Hello Kitty herself.  Sheri of Happy Little Bento has made several Hello Kitty quail egg bentos.  Here is one example.  And now that I found a store that carries them I knew I had to try it out.  For mine I cut a bit off the back of the head and cut ear shapes out of it.  Then I cut slits into the top and added those ear pieces.  I luckily have a bow pick that works real well for the bow.  The nose is a piece of yellow soy paper.  The eyes and the whiskers are sugar sheet.

Lunch for Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Today's lunch is leftover pasta bake in my Hello Kitty thermos.  I love being able to heat up some leftovers shove them in the thermos and it is still hot at lunch time.  In my small Hello Kitty bento I have some broccoli, a Babybel cheese, a mini sweet pepper, a ham flower, provolone flowers cut with a fondant cutter, grapes, cantaloupe and a quail egg that I turned into a bumblebee. 

There is a bee on the thermos that gave me the inspiration to make one.  I colored the egg by soaking it in yellow food coloring, added wings using provolone cheese cut with a heart shaped cutter, and added two balls of cheese for eyes.  All of the black accents are sugar sheet.  I will be glad when I use up all of this.  The color runs so badly by lunch but it was not cheap so I am determined to use it up.

Lunch for Monday, September 12, 2011

Lunch today was leftover BBQ Chicken, red beans, broccoli, grape tomato, a mini sweet pepper, cantaloupe and grapes.  I decorated the top of the chicken with provolone cheese that I cut with a leaf cookie cutter and colored with food coloring.

Hello Kitty Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered and left your email address.  I love hearing about where and how you store your bento gear.  I recently purchased a bookcase from Ikea and placed it in my kitchen and have organized my bento items that way.  It has made a big difference.  I don't feel like I am taking everything out of the cabinet just to get to one bento.

We unfortunately had a couple of people that didn't follow the rules so they did not get entered.  It's important to read and follow instructions.  Especially if you are entering giveaways.  OK enough of the lecture and onto the winner.

I gave the qualifying entries a number based on the order they commented.

1 – MewlKitten
2 – MushMo
3 – lissieanne
4 – Silverwing
5 – Mermaid B
6 – Diana – FreeStyleMama
7 – Shirley
8 – Amy
9 – arkonite_babe
10 – Natakiya
11 – Gia_Pet

Then I used the random number generator to have it pick a number for me.
So our winner is Melissa (lissieanne)! 

Lunch for Friday, September 9, 2011

Today's lunch is just ham and provolone on a hamburger bun.  I also put in the rest of the leftover potato salad and added a Milo with wings.  And there are some grapes, a mini sweet pepper and grape tomatoes.

Lunch for Thursday, Spetember 8, 2011

My lunches are getting noticed at my new job.  People will walk by and ask about it.  It's fun to talk about and explain what everything is.

Today's lunch has some more leftover potato salad, broccoli, a Babybel cheese, Smoked Beef Sausage cut into fix with sugar eyes, a mini sweet pepper, grape tomatoes, cantaloupe and grapes.

Hello Kitty Giveaway info

Lunch for Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lunch today got a little cuter.  I made some Spam fried rice with onions and carrots thrown in.  On top I fried two quail eggs and added the picks and faces.  In the other container I put some grapes and cantaloupe.  Yum.

Make sure you enter my Hello Kitty Giveaway

Lunch for Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Today's lunch was just thrown together.  I was still on holiday mode and didn't want to get up.   But I still made a lunch.  Inside this bento is some leftover baked beans, leftover potato salad, a beef smoked sausage, broccoli, a Babybel cheese, a mini sweet pepper, grape tomatoes and some red grapes.  The only cute in this is my little duckie picks.

Don't forget to enter my Hello Kitty Giveaway.

Breakfast & Lunch for Friday, September 2, 2011

Today I made myself a breakfast and lunch.  For breakfast I made scrambled eggs and sprinkled some shredded mozzarella on top to melt.  I also toasted an Eggo mini cinnamon waffle, added some fruit and filled a bottle with syrup.  I love these type of breakfasts.

For lunch I used my new Hello Kitty bento box.  It is very small but cute.  I placed some fruit in an additional container and filled up Hello Kitty with some mashed potatoes that I attempted to shape into Hello Kitty, some smoked sausage, corn pieces, carrots, grape tomatoes and a Babybel cheese.  Not bad for leftovers.

Don't forget to enter my Hello Kitty Giveaway!  And make sure you include your email address.  Comments on the original post without an email address will be rejected.


It's a Hello Kitty everything sort of giveaway.

One lucky random winner will receive

1 - Hello Kitty insulated lunch bag
1 - Hello Kitty icepack
1 - Hello Kitty Bento box with clear lid
1 - Hello Kitty pick set
1 - Hello Kitty tin dish
1 - Hello Kitty Cherry Sours Candy tin

I know there are some Hello Kitty haters out there but personally I love Hello Kitty.  I had been wanting the Hello Kitty Bento box and picks for awhile.  Then I found the insulated bag and other items and I knew I had to buy one of each for me and one of each for you.  Just like last time this giveaway is sponsored by me using my personal money so I can conduct it however I want.

Here's the rules...
Leave any comment on this blog post.  Tell me about your summer or write about where you store your bento gear.  Anything goes.

Include your email address (no email address will mean you are NOT entered) so make sure you put it in the comment.  If you are not comfortable leaving your email address then send it to me at my email address mylunchiscuter at yahoo dot com.

Unlike last time, I am limiting this to one entry per person please.

You have until Saturday, September 10th to leave your comment.  I will randomly draw a winner shortly after that and contact the winner via email.

Good luck to you all!

Lunch for Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lunch for today is tuna salad on a croissant.  The Kid wants some croissants from the store when we were buying the last of his school supplies.  I took the can of tuna, drained it, added some onion and pepper mix and some miracle whip.  It was yummy.  The eyes and cheeks are provolone cheese with some sugar sheet accents.  In the rest of the bento is a cut fruit mix of mango, strawberry, grapes and apples and a Babybel cheese.

Lunch for Monday, August 29, 2011

Lunch today is fried fish, hushpuppies with onion and peppers mixed in, broccoli, grape tomato and a Babybel cheese.