Long time no blog. I can't believe it has been over four months since I posted a bento. Sure I have made one or two since I posted but I never posted it.
I was whining to one of my friends/co-workers about missing making my lunches and also pointed out the fact of how much $$$$ I have been spending on eating out. Mostly the response was that if I wanted to be cheap I could start hanging out with our cheapest, penny pinchingist co-worker. Kind of pissed me off. But of course I got over it.
Then I was hearing excuses from the same co-worker about not knowing what to fix for lunch and I think the word hate was used to describe fixing a lunch. This co-worker is on a modified low carb diet. I started naming off all the different thing that I would put in my lunch if I was dieting like that (I probably should diet). And it was decided that I would make our lunch for today.
Since I was out of anything resembling bento material I made a trip to the store. I also got a new refrigerator yesterday too so I had to fill it up. :-)
So for today's lunches we have deli turkey with cucumber, carrots and bell pepper rolled in. The cucumber and bell pepper came from one of our farm neighbors. Yeah us! Also we have boiled eggs, broccoli, carrots, snap peas, mini sweet peppers, grape tomatoes, celery, bell pepper, beef strips, chicken strips, & cucumber leaves I carved with an x-acto. Don't remember who's blog I saw that on, but thanks for the great idea! For mine I added a small orange and a Babybel cheese and left out the extra carrots and celery.
So there we have it. A bento at last!
Bottom half of tiffin for the co-worker
Top half for me