I want to know how those of you who pack a pretty, aesthetically pleasing, nicely organized bento lunch do it! I can take a great picture (or so I think), but packing my lunch to look “WOW!” just escapes me. Every once in awhile, I luck up and my bento looks as appealing as it tastes. Sometimes, it comes out looking a bit mish mashed, as today. But that’s okay. Because I know I have wonderfulness waiting for me for lunch.
Today’s lunch includes the rest of the pasta and tomato sauce leftover from a two days ago, steamed peas, hard boiled eggs, and 4 vegetarian dumplings. YUM!
I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am that I’ve brought a bento to work everyday this week. A bento that didn’t necessarily take alot of cooking each night to prepare. I wonder if I can accomplish this again next week. That’s the goal. Though Wednesday, I will have to eat it. Monthly meeting day.
And if anyone is wondering how the crepe turned out yesterday for lunch, the answer is, “So ~ so.” The filling was better than the crepe in the end. However, that’s not really a complaint. Since I just made my first crepes this week, I still consider it an adventure well taken.
To keep myself prepared for next week, I’m thinking about what I can do this weekend to keep things on such a nice steady pace. The question all boils down to what to purchase over the weekend by way of grocery shopping. I made my list for the farmer’s market yesterday (their newsletter comes out on Thursday mornings). The list includes sweet potatoes, eggplant, snap beans, baby kale, cucumbers, shelled red beans, and quail eggs. I can tell you now that I’m already talking myself out of the kale, beans, and eggs. Those would be the things on the list I either haven’t tried before or don’t have much experience with. And so goes my grocery shopping every week. I put things on the list, then I take them off for fear of messing it all up.
We’ll see what the weekend brings. As for now, I’ll just say, “Be the bento!” and wish everyone a great weekend.