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Chicken Sausage (320)


For whatever reason, I’ve been real iffy about trying chicken sausage.  I think this just goes to my reluctance to try new things.  Chicken sausage has made its way onto the market in a big way over the years, and I seem to be one of the few that hasn’t gotten on the bandwagon.  I took [...]

Whole Foods Goodness (319)

bento 319

I know, I know.  This isn’t the best picture.  But busy morning + the desire to at least share the picture with you = snapping a pic with my camera phone.  It could be worse is what I’m telling myself.  So taking upcoming bento photos with my regular camera (but have a few more bad [...]

Salad & a Crab Cake (317-318)


So, lately, I haven’t posted because I was on a huge salad binge for the last month….and mostly Ceasar salads.  I love Ceasar dressing.  We get along very well together.  But day after day of salads featured here on this blog…well, that’s just boring. And it gets boring for me too when it downgrades this [...]

Scarpetta Sauce (316)

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Ahhhh, I love it when I find a deal.  And this one was just perfect for me.  See that pasta?  It is a perfect combination of quick cooking with some leftovers that turned out totally tasty.  It all started at the grocery store when the Scarpetta brand of tomato sauces were on sale.  I’ve mentioned before [...]

Chicken Goodness (315)

Bento 315: Eaten Monday, September 20, 2010

 This bento features more quick fixing ideas on my part.  That’s okay though, because this is working out well so far.  I picked up a pack of 12 rotisserie chicken wings from Fresh Market.  As sides, I steamed some fresh green beans I purchased at the local vegetable stand.  I remembered I had some sliced [...]

Surf & Turf (314)

Bento 314: Eaten Wednesday, September 15, 2010.  Similar bentos eaten Thursday & Friday.

Tuesday night on the way home from work, I stopped by the grocery store with the intention of buying ground meat to make a hamburger.  I hadn’t had a good, homemade hamburger in awhile and thought that might be a nice dinner.  When I arrived at the grocery story, steaks were on sale.  In fact, [...]

Takeout Leftovers (313)

Bento 313, Eaten Tuesday, October 14, 2010

Sometimes on Monday nights (about once every few months), I decide I just don’t feel like cooking and I head out for takeout.  Takeout specifically from Logan’s Roadhouse.  Why?  Because on Monday and Tuesday nights the Logan’s in my area has a $13.99 deal where you can get two meals for one price.  Normally I [...]

Another Salad, Another Sandwich (312)

Bento 312, Eaten Monday, September 13, 2010

See, I told you Monday’s bento would look surprisingly like Fridays.  Well, except for the sandwich on regular wheat bread rather than tasty ciabatta bread.  I ran out of the ciabatta (love that stuff).  Otherwise, it’s pretty much a repeat of Friday.  It was all packed in my Laptop Lunches thermal container.  I really, really [...]

Sandwich & a Salad (311)

Bento 311, Eaten Friday, September 10, 2010

It seems that I am on a real sandwich and salad kick.  Mainly because I’m on a ceasar salad kick.  And I’ll have to be on that kick for a long time considering how much ceasar salad dressing I’ve purchased lately.  Mainly because I’m trying to find the perfect one.  In fact, Monday’s bento will [...]