05 November 2009

More Backlogged Bento Action







Simple and tasty bento: carrots, dried plums, 3/4 of an orange, a nori-wrapped onigiri, and four turkey & scallion potstickers. (My potstickers are shaped oddly--like very tiny, lumpy eggrolls--because I used square wonton wrappers, not round potsticker wrappers.)

01 November 2009

A Tale of Two Bentos






Well, there's really no tale, so to speak, about these bentos, but it makes for a good post title. These are from my first 2 weeks in Casper (thus from mid-August), and as such, they are rather basic in nature.



The first contains a bottom tier of sushi rice decorated with strips of nori. Middle tier holds almonds, blueberries, carrots, and cherry tomatoes. Top tier holds M&Ms and soy sauce fish.








Another fairly basic but incredibly tasty bento: bottom tier holds salami, cherry tomatoes, an herbed cheese Laughing Cow wedge, and a clementine. Middle tier holds rye toasts and a trail mix of cashews, dried pineapple, and dried mango.  Top tier holds one of my chief weaknesses: Good-N-Plenty candies.

Many of the things in this second bento are courtesy of my good friend Virginia, who was an absolute goddess of kindness and packed a wonderful tote of snacks for the trip. The tote came with me to the farmers' markets in town, too, and carried home the blueberries and carrots. I carry with me the thoughtfulness of my friends, too.