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Bento #26

I made lunch for tomorrow, but I’ll probably just eat it for breakfast when I get to work since tomorrow we have some ‘appreciation BBQ’ during lunch.  And on a really random side note, if my dog doesn’t stop jumping up at the counter where I just made my lunch I’m gonna lose it!  There’s no food up there anymore!

So to get back on track, I made a Lock & Lock bento with cut up string cheese, cherry tomatoes, and a sandwich on a stick. I made it using my flower pampered chef cutters and stamped out an Arnold Sandwhich Thin and deli turkey.

  And in case you missed the last two posts, here’s Bento #24 and Bento #25.

Bento #25

It’s almost midnight and I should totally be going to bed and not making my lunch and posting pictures of it.  Oh well!  Here’s tomorrow’s lunch:


Top tier:

Triangle turkey sandwiches made with my Pampered Chef cutters, and cucumbers. Believe it or not I was able to squeeze all those triangles out of only one piece of bread. #CuttingCarbs. I’m not one of those ‘no carb’ people, but if I can cut it down a bit, especially white bread, I’ll do it.

Bottom tier:

One cut up string cheese, baby carrots, and tomatoes.

Overall pretty healthy, I’d say and hopefully it’s more filling than today’s lunch.

Bento #24

Hello followers… hello?  Do I actually have any followers?  Probably not.  Hahahaha!  Anyway, I’m here with another bento for tomorrow. It looks like not enough food, and it probably isn’t, but it’s what I had.


Here in my Lock & Lock we have a half of a turkey sandwich made with my Pampered Chef square cutter, cut up string cheese, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers cut with one of my small vegetable cutters.  And let me just tell you something, just an FYI, the cucumbers took entirely too long to cut like this.  I cut a six inch cucumber in slices and then punched four or five little flowers out of each slice.  Cute? Yes. Worth it? Eh, the jury’s still out. I think if I cut some carrots like this for some homemade soup it would be cool. I have hearts and squares and all sorts of other cutters, I guess that’s something to think about down the road if I ever make soup. Stop laughing, it could happen!

Bento #23

Holy cow, I haven’t written a post in so long!  I’ve been so busy and haven’t really been making lunches for work, I’ve been totally slacking!  Me and The Hubs went grocery shopping tonight so I thought I’d take the opportunity to make a bento in my Rove Bistro Box.


Left triangle: Salad with cut up string cheese and cherry tomatoes

Right triangle: Deli turkey roll ups, half of an avocado sliced, more cherry tomatoe

Top square: Baby carrots with garlic hummus

Bottom square: Sliced cucumbers

I must say this lunch is really all over the place, I might just end up mixing it all together into one big salad. I’m apparently really out of practice, I was trying to figure out what to put in what section.

Stir Fry Soup

Allow me to explain the title.  I decided to give my new electric pressure cooker a try for the first time - ya know, since I got it this passed Christmas, it was about time.  I had chicken, stir fry veggies, and brown rice.  Basically I added too much liquid when I cooked the rice so it went from being regular stiry fry to stiry fry soup.


Those chopsticks were more or less for visual affect because after about two (attempted) bites it just wasn’t happening.  I mean yeah, you use chopsticks when you’re eating at sushi restaurant to impress your friends and to avoid looking like an inept American in front of the the Asian owners. But when you’re at home, sitting on the couch, watching Full House reruns with the dog just go a head and grab that fork.

So maybe I need some more practice with the pressure cooker and the proper amounts of liquid, but overall, the chicken was moist and had great flavor, the vegetables were tender, and it was overall delicious!

Weekend Recap 2/1/2014

Had a busy but fun weekend.  Here’s a few pics:

The weekend started Friday evening with a little Franziskaner at a local German Bar.image

Saturday for a late lunch The Hubs and I hit a local Italian restaurant and they had my favorite meal that I’ve been waiting for them to have as a special for almost a year!  Seafood St. Jacques.  Oh my GOSH!  It’s this creamy cheesy sauce with crab, shrimp, and scallops, with a crumb top.  It’s served with dry toast so you can sop up any left over cheesy goodness.  And I also got a baked potato and green beans as my sides.  I’m not really sure why I didn’t center the dishes to look presentable.  Probably because I was so excited to eat I just took the picture quick.


Sunday was, of course, Superbowl Sunday!  After church I tried to hold on to any last bit of healthiness that I was going to have and made a smoothie.  It had a banana, blueberries and spinach.  It was actually pretty good, I could only taste a hint of spinach.


And let’s bring on the Superbowl food!  Definitely had our share of typical football fare.  This picture doesn’t do it justice, this is only a fraction of what we had.  Taco dip, salsa dip, fruit, veggies, chips, dips, homemade egg rolls, the list goes on.  We also enjoyed carrot cake, grilled venison, venison chili, and home made jalapeno poppers.  They were delicious!  Jalapeno peppers stuffed with cheese and wrapped in prosciutto.  I can’t even remember everything else!


In case you missed last weeks bentos: Bento #18, Bento #19, and Bento #20.

Bento #20

Wow, we’re up to my 20th bento!  I’m using my Rove Laptop Bistro Box.  Forgive me for the less than stellar cell phone pic.  It’s nearing midnight and I just wanted to get the lunch made and get moving with this post.


The left triangle contains an awesome salad that I’m very excited to eat tomorrow!  It might look small but there’s tons of room in that container.  Besides the lettuce I have cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and sliced up string cheese in there.  The right triangle has a smoothie type thing that I just decided to wing.  It has a banana, oatmeal, strawberry Greek yogurt, and a few strawberries & raspberries.  I’m not sure if I should drink it or eat it with a spoon… but since I put it in here I’ll probably eat it with a spoon.  The top square is strawberries and raspberries, and the bottom square is Italian dressing for my salad.

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