I didn't stop packing myself healthy, delicious, in-your-fast-food-face lunches. I just stopped writing about them. I got really busy and really stressed. Blogging is the thing that fell by the wayside. Well... one of the many things.
I don't know that I'm having less stress now. I'm working two jobs. I worked 83 hours just last week. Thankfully, that doesn't happen too often. Usually I'm closer to 55 hours. And, of course, there are other things besides work.
But here we are. Here I am. And here are some bentos that were here. Until I ate them.
Curried turkey tenderloin and broccoli. This was accompanied by a few pieces of fruit.
Homemade gyoza, a frozen onigiri, and strawberry slices.
This one was from a long time ago... It has pasta with grey squash, peppers, and ground turkey... probably with Johnny's Garlic Seasoning. It also has blackberries, pomegranate, kiwi, persimmon, cucumber slices, and a babybel cheese. The thing I really remember about this bento is that I had it during a rehearsal and the dance company director declared, "You love yourself." She seemed to be taken aback a little by the fact that I, or anyone, would take such care packing a lunch for themselves.
This one has the same stuff as the one above, plus a couple of grapes.
This is what I had for lunch today... baked red potato with sharp cheddar, a pan-fried zucchini (the first one from my container garden this year!), turkey 'lil smokies, grapes, and cucumber spears.
I've had guilt for the past six months about never hosting a certain two giveaways. Please forgive me for not doing this earlier...
We're going to start with a Lock'n'Lock giveaway! In celebration of winning the most awesome Lock'n'Lock prize ever with a review on this very blog!
What am I giving away?
A green Lock'n'Lock Mini Lunchbox! It comes with a bag and a set of chopsticks. I wrote a review here. The review, by the by, is the one with which I won an awesome prize from Lock'n'Lock, which I used a part of for this giveaway, and other giveaways to come. :)
The basic requirement is that you be an official blog follower, which is as easy as hitting the 'follow' button on the sidebar.
There are two ways to enter:
1. Leave a comment on this post about... something interesting. Which is more than I've done for you in the past 6 months. It can be about your own lunch. Or your dog. Or your new couch. Or your priorities... Whatever. Leave me a comment.
2. Post about this giveaway on YOUR blog. And then leave a comment here with a link to your post.
That's it! It's easy!
I will choose the winner using random.org on July 5th and announce it here. (I thought about doing it the 4th, but between running a 10k and whatever awesome gig I manage to pick up by then... it's not going to happen. So the 5th it is.)