I left work last night a bit tired, a bit harried, and quite a bit later than I had planned. Amazing how time slips away from you when you’re focused and forgetting to look at the clock. As I was driving home, I was mentally convincing myself to grab a bit of something on the way home to eat. I had eaten the last of the chicken and wild rice soup for lunch that day, and nothing I thought of appealed to me. Finally, I decided instead of eating something mediocre, to stop by the grocery store and see what they had to offer. I decided that eating late would be better than take-out.
Russet potatoes were on sale for $1.18 a bag. So, I picked a bag of those up. Cheese was 3 packages for $5 (can you say hello cheese crackers this weekend!). Hmmm, scalloped potatoes sound good. The meat section of the grocery store always has fresh, seafood stuffed offerings. Two large pork chops were found with crawfish cornbread stuffing. I’ve only had these one time before and they were delicious. The chops are large enough that I cut them in half after baking, making for 4 meals. Not too bad. Dinner that night was half of the stuffed pork chop, the last of the wild rice with a runny egg on top, and de-seeded cucumbers with balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Though I didn’t get to eat until fairly late, this meal was amazingly good.
An amazingly good dinner means an awesome bento for the next day. I have a scoop of scalloped potatoes, crawfish cornbread stuffing, pork chop slices, and balsamic vinaigrette cucumbers. Not pictures are the items with which I am finishing my day: Chobani blueberry yogurt and sliced almonds for breakfast, homemade cheese crackers for an afternoon snack, and a small blueberry muffin if I need something sweet. I also still have a banana at work.
And so begins my bento day, and it is going to be an excellent one. Be the bento everyone! What are you having for lunch today?