I love that I can cook. Something about pulling out my wonderfully stuffed lunchboxes at work while others are unwrapping soggy sandwiches or running out for fast food makes me feel all sorts of smug, healthy, and generally satisfied with life.
I packed two meals for today, but only ate one. It didn't turn out to be as long a day as I was anticipating...
The warm layer has 5 cheese tortellini with artichoke heart tossed with ICBINB and that Johnny's Garlic Bread seasoning I love so much. It's also got roasted yellow peppers.
I have to tell you about these peppers... I was trying to get my produce all squared away before it spoiled. My yellow peppers were starting to get those spots that peppers get, so I sliced them up before I really knew what I was going to do with them. I ended up tossing them with olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper. I roasted them and they became incredibly sweet. I just started eating them off the pan. It was a struggle to stop eating them long enough to pack these bentos...
The bottom layer has canteloupe, watermelon, grapes, and a cup of the ends of all the mini sweet peppers I pickled yesterday. You'll see those in my next post, I'm sure.
Now. You all want a giveaway. And I want to give something away. This is where some lucky person will get to take advantage of my awful hording habits. Ready?
This amazingly awesome giveaway package includes six egg molds, a package of piggy sauce bottles, a package of cute animal picks, a rice mold set, and 10 little veggie picks. (The veggie picks come in packages of 50. I don't know why you'd ever need 50 of them. So I picked out my 10 and have been giving sets away. They haven't ever been used. Promise.)
This giveaway is open to everyone. Wherever you are.
And here's how you enter.
1) Become a follower of my blog, and then answer the following question in the comments of this post. There are no wrong answers, of course. I'm just curious.
**Why do you bento?**
2) Get a bonus entry by posting a link to my giveaway somewhere! Your blog, facebook, twitter even... Whatevs. And then put a link back in the comments section. (Did I phrase that right? I think so... I want to see where you put it. Basically.)
The winner will be picked in the most fair way I know how... Using either little strips of paper with your names on them and my four year old nephew. Or using random.org. Most likely the second one...
Drawing will be held July 1st! Get your entries in before then. :)