Sunday, 10 August 2008

Sixth Bento

This Bento had (Left to right bottom to top)
  • Tomato, Onion, Olives an mayo in a lettace cup
  • Pumpkin Pasta
  • Caramel lollies
  • Fruit shaped jubes
  • Dried appricots
I made this lunch for my sister also. She's a fussy eater, the only thing I didn't put in was the olives an she ate it all an seemed very impressed by it's appearance at lunch time. Called mum very excited at lunch to tell her I had made her lunch. Generally this sister skips lunch, so I was kinda proud of the out come.

Fifth Bento

This Bento had (back to front)
  • Curry on rice (rice is underneath)
  • Chocolate Cake
You couldn't pay me to have that curry again. I don't like lentils very much. Also was in a hurry so didn't completely cook the rice properly.

Fouth Bento

This Bento had (Left to right front to back)
  • Cheese Spread sandwich
  • Green Olives
  • Celebratory Donut
Might want to put olives in a partition next time, some of the juice soaked into the sandwiches, though the flavour was nice, soggy sandwiches never look appetising.

Third Bento

This Bento had (Left to right front to back)
  • 2 meat balls (eaten where in empty space)
  • Parsnip
  • Sweet potato
  • Zucchini and cauliflower in white sauce.
  • Mandarin Pieces
The food was leftovers from a dinner the night before.

Second Bento

This Bento had (Left to right)
  • a baby vegetable lasagne
  • A slice of pretend meat (making a separation)
  • Left over salad
There was also some strawberries that I was so excited about having that I ate them all before I remembered to take a photograph of my lunch.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

First Bento

My first Bento (left to right):
  • Orange and apple pieces
  • Boiled egg
  • Not bacon pieces
  • Carrot sticks
  • Asparagus and cheese spread scrolls, cut kind like sushi
I learnt, I can't julien cut carrots an that boiled egg dosn't taste that bad. I want a boiled egg mould and a real bento box.


I was first introduced to Bento by my favourite anime Fruits Basket. Tohru Honda was like the ultimate perfection of female. Keeping house for a Dog a Cat and a rat would be the ultimate challenge, especially when the Cat and the rat hate each other and they have the testosterone of teenage boys. She takes the dogs house an turns it on it's head, making it clean tidy and habitable again. Also she feeds them home cooked meals regularly, always making sure each member of the jumbled family has something he likes to eat every meal.

She's only in high school.

Not only does she keep house she attends school without fail and studies all the time. As well as works a part time job cleaning offices in the evenings. It's amazing that she even has time to support an boost the self esteem and confidence of everyone around her. Thankfully everyone around her notices, even the cat in his foot in mouth style way.

Anyway, it is more of a girly anime an doesn't really have all the 'action' stuff but I love it, an it inadvertently introduced me to bento an now I am beginning a journey into bento an I will post up my journey here. As of yet I have no bento things just what I randomly find at home. I hope to create some great bento's taste wise an appearance wise. I wanna get good at this even if it isn't strictly Japanese food I am making.

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