Friday, August 15, 2008

One For Him, One For Me

Bento #1  08/15/08

Somehow I managed to make lunch for both of us today. This one was for Hubby! Left: Broccoli. Hummus rolled in tortilla. Two cherry tomatoes. Right: Pepperoni and muenster cheese on animal picks. Two fish full of sauce. Homemade cucumber pickle. Two chicken shu mai from Trader Joes, with spicy basil leaves on top.

Bento #2  08/15/08

This one was for me. Left: Taquitos from Trader Joe's. A really nice tomato from my boss's garden, garnished with spicy basil leaves. Right: Broccoli. Hummus rolled in tortilla and three rolls of muenster cheese.


At August 15, 2008 at 6:04 PM, Blogger BlueFrogJ said...

Just lovely! I like how visually appealing your bentos are. I would have never thought to flip over the stalk of your broccoli like that. :)

At August 17, 2008 at 4:38 PM, Blogger Lunch Buckets said...

I love how you packed your broccoli too :)

At August 19, 2008 at 8:15 PM, Blogger Alex said...

I've been doing alot of research on bento for my wife and I and the upcoming school year (we're both teachers) and I've got to ask you: what size lock-and-locks are those?

Love the blog, got lots of good ideas. Keep it up!

At August 19, 2008 at 11:32 PM, Blogger Leslee said...

Thanks, BlueFrogJ, Lunch Buckets and Alex!
Alex -- the Lock & Lock that I used for my husband is 550ml / 19OZ / 0.58QT. It is our smallest Lock & Lock. He doesn't eat much for lunch so he kept asking for smaller and smaller boxes! (He eats a big dinner, though.) I used a bigger Lock & Lock for my lunch (the second photo). It is 800ml / 27OZ / 0.85QT. We also have a square shaped Lock & Lock with four compartments that is 870ml / 29OZ / 0.9QT. I highly recommend Lock & Lock because they are durable and airtight, and they have removable compartments. I purchased ours from Target and H-Mart.
Good luck with your bentos. Hopefully we'll see some bento photos on your blog soon!

At August 21, 2008 at 2:57 PM, Blogger Sharon said...

hi ... could you please share how you fill those little fish? do they get reused or tossed? thanks

At August 21, 2008 at 8:24 PM, Blogger Leslee said...

Hi Sharon -- The fish are reusable. To fill the fish, take the cap off and squeeze the fish to remove air. Then place the tip of the fish in the sauce (such as soy sauce), and release the pressure of your fingers so the suction will pull the sauce into the fish. (You might need to pour some sauce into a small bowl to accomplish this.) Cleaning the fish is easy -- you just squeeze and release the fish several times in some soapy water, then squeeze and release in clean water to rinse.


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