Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Things have just been really hectic at home and with my marriage and everything so...most of the time I don't even think about food. I think I've lost a few pounds this week because I'm barely eating. And we really don't have much food in the house, at least nothing I can throw together in a box. If I had time this morning I would have taken some of the leftover pan-fried chicken strips we made for dinner last night, but I was rushing so I forgot. Bleh.
I want to start experimenting with more bento recipes, but I really don't know where to start. My hubby got me a book of bento recipes as part of my wedding gift, but 98% of them are made with stuff that I don't like! As you can probably tell by my bentos, I'm quite the picky eater. I always have been. I don't like tomatoes. I don't like peppers or onions. I don't like celery, beets, sweet potatoes, etc. Hell, I didn't even drink soda until I was 12 because when I was little I tried it and the bubbles went up my nose so I freaked out, apparently, and never touched the stuff again...until I was 12. But, back to the subject of bento recipes...can anyone give me any recipes that they use in their bentos? I'm tired of every bento I make looking exactly the same as the last.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
This was hubby's bento. The top tier has rice with nori in a checkerboard pattern and a small side salad of shredded lettuce, carrots, and red cabbage. The bottom tier has sauteed tri-color peppers and onions, tamagoyaki, pomegranate seeds, 4 meatballs, 2 strawberries, and 4 jelly cups.
And this one was mine. White rice with two Pokemon nori cutouts and nori "confetti", teriyaki chicken, tamagoyaki, a hardboiled egg shaped like Hello Kitty (I'm still attempting to find the right sized egg for all my molds, lol), two strawberries, heart shaped cucumber slices, a few baby carrots, and a pink lemonade powder packet for my water.
I think I can honestly say that I'm getting better at this, and now that the next newbie contest is up and running, I'm going to start drawing out my ideas!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Anywho! A little more background on myself. Like I said I live in New York State (not the city, which is where most other people in the world think EVERYONE in New York lives. I can't tell you how many times I was asked if Albany was within NYC. Jeesh...they fail at geography.) I just recently got married to my high school sweetheart *October 24th, 2008* and we have a beautiful 5 1/2 month old daughter. I work for the government of New York State as a data enterer (sp?) and a receptionist. I've been here for almost 2 1/2 years now and hey, it pays the bills and gets food on the table. Aside from learning more about how to prepare the perfect bento lunch, I'm also trying to learn how to crochet (which is posing a bit of a challenge as of right now, not quite sure why), and I have to say I enjoy playing video games, especially on our Nintendo Wii and my Nintendo DS. Can't go wrong with Nintendo!
So, that's pretty much the short story of my life. In this blog I'll be posting picture of each obento I've made so that you can all see the progress I make. I'm going to post the past bentos that I've done as well. If I am using a bento that I've made in a contest, I will not post the photo until after the contest ends.
Sit back, take a peek at my bento, and enjoy! If you do bento as well and want to make comments as to how I can better my bento, please do! I want to learn as much as possible!