Wednesday, October 28, 2009

the other side of my lunches

you'll have to trust me when i say that darling is adorable in many, many ways. here are two of them:

these are the flower-shaped cups i used in american-bento to protect the fried foods from soggy vegetables.  darling thought they looked like rubber and felt like rubber, but he gave one a little nibble just in case.  he reports back that they are indeed rubber.

this is what a lunch looks like wrapped up.  the key word here is "lunch".

darling told me a secret the other day... all of these lunches get eaten before 10am !  apparently he keeps them on his desk where he can (unfortunately) glance at it between emails and lines of code.  he does this for about half an hour before caving and eating it for brunch.  awww.  n_n

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


look, a lovely october present, what could it be?

open it up, and find a yummy lunch inside! two little piggies peek out from bunches of broccoli.  n_n  i think darling likes to have protein so i added some egg + salami + cheese rolls. 

i am rarely good at pulling creative ideas out of thin air, so before packing this lunch i quickly google image searched bento and found this bento, which unfortunately is creditless.  cutting out the snouts was tedious.  my favorite part of this and the other onigiri lunch is packing in the rice really tight and hand molding it.  i was terrible in my high school ceramics class, so maybe food is my comeback! n_n

Monday, October 12, 2009


i bought some chicken patties on an impulse, thinking i could cut cute-shaped chicken nuggets out of them. darling eats chicken nuggets all the time, so it seemed like a good idea at the time.

unfortunately, on the same trip i also bought new baby sauce bottles and silicone flower-shaped dividers, and tater tots, and couldn't resist putting everything new into one bento.

the result: an ugly mish-mash of eww!  in retrospect the pictures might have benefited from being posted in black and white.  i tried liven up my incredibly orange palette with dried chili pieces and pepper, but i don't think it helped much.

well, i guess you can't win them all.  and at least darling said it was yummy.

better luck next time?

Monday, October 5, 2009


on friday darling specifically mentioned he didn't get a lunch that week.  he used the power of pout on me so of course i had to do something about it.

look what the bento fairy left in his fridge last night!  (what a nice bento fairy, she texted him about it too...)

this is the pink zebra handkerchief I mentioned before.  i bought it for another reason but it fits over my tupperware very nicely.

inside is an instructional note, lychee jelly, two bbq spam onigiri, plain steamed veggies, and mystery sauce.  i was afraid the sauce would be too spicy but darling said it was "fantissimo!"  <3

and then of course what would a food post be without macro-mode food porn?
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