Friday, July 15, 2011

bento #106, Breakfast bento

Breakfast bento!  I can't remember how I was numbering them, so I'll just lump them in with the rest of the bentos.

- mini bagel with a Morningstar sausage patty
- raspberry yogurt
- half a peach

Great breakfast, and just under 300 calories!  A nice bit of protein, too, which is what I need in the morning.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

bento #105

Another vegetarian meal.  It seems I eat a lot of carbs, which isn't normal for me at all.  People think it's odd that I don't usually have bread in the house (maybe some in the freezer).

- roasted vegetable penne.  Didn't turn out quite like I'd planned, but it tasted okay.  I tried to make flowers on top with the zucchini and carrots... almost.
- cucumber slices and one strawberry

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

bento #104

Monday's bento... not vegetarian  ;)  But, I had picnic leftovers (from my birthday) to use up!

- chicken salad sandwiches
- pepper and cucumber salad
- strawberries

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

bento #103

So, starting last Tuesday, I was supposed to go vegetarian for two weeks (because I've been eating too much junk lately!).  Except that I ate chicken on Friday and Saturday and Monday.... oh well.  Let's just say mostly vegetarian.  ;)

- corn-stuffed cheesy peppers (corn, cheese, garlic, and poblano peppers inside a green pepper)
- carrot slaw (with raisins and walnuts)
- half a mini bagel, buttered and sprinkled with garlic salt
- strawberries

Monday, July 11, 2011

bento #102

A pretty simple bento today... I took it to the park to eat after hiking on Sunday.

- beef patties
- baby carrots, corn, and asparagus
- strawberrries

Friday, July 8, 2011

bento #101

Today is my birthday!  Happy birthday to myself!  I made pancakes for breakfast... out of cake mix... per this month's EveryDay with Rachael Ray.

If you're thinking that this bento looks like yesterday's, well... that means you're observant.  ;)
- wheat noodles with stir-fried veg
- a few chunks of chicken (cooked with ketchup, soy sauce, and red wine vinegar)
- corn, cherry tomatoes, and peas
- and, a bunch of grapes

If you're thinking that looks like yesterday's description, correct again!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

bento #100

Wow, I can't believe I'm here!  Bento #100! And it only took me what, six months?  :D

That's okay, I'm just happy to have reached that number... it seems like many bento blogs don't make it too far out of the starting gate.  And since I'm known as someone who starts things but never finishes, that's pretty good for me.

So, what do we have?
- wheat noodles with stir-fried veg
- a few chunks of chicken (cooked with ketchup, soy sauce, and red wine vinegar)
- corn, cherry tomatoes, and green pepper
- and, a bunch of grapes

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

bento #99

Well, since today is a month since I've been gone, I thought I'd post a bento photo!

- egg salad sandwich
- strawberries
- asparagus
- half an ear of corn

It took me a while to figure out how to cut the corn... I was hacking away at it, rather dangerously, with various knives.  Then I realized my serrated bread knife would probably work... and it did!  I knew there had to be some way to cut corn because you always see it one-inch or so slices in various bento books!