Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bento #121

Some days the internet is good. It tells you how to stuff an acorn squash with a filling so tasty, you could eat all four portions in one sitting. But you don't. Because you want to show off your wicked kitchen skills at work.

But some days... Some days the internet gives you shoddy advice. Like... If you microwave a spaghetti squash for a few minutes, it becomes much easier to cut in half.  And some days, your spaghetti squash explodes in the microwave. With enough force to open the microwave door and sling stands of squash ask over the stove. even though you were cautious and poked holes in it.  Some days.

The squash was still savable, by the way. I just pulled it the rest of the way out of the shell, put it in a baking dish, and microwaved it a little bit more. The microwave didn't sound happy for thirty seconds or so, but it evened out. :)

So lunch... Includes spaghetti squash, of course, covered in parmesan cheese. Also lil smokies. And a salad. Also I took a pound of cherries to work, and finished off most of them.


Don't forget the giveaway!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Bento #120 - re deux... Our something like that

Forgive the short and tardy post. My phone provider decided they didn't approve of me tethering my phone to my computer, so i'm having to do this on my phone...  Not to worry though.  I've been telling my employees that as soon as I had my xbox fixed, I would get some real internet.  And I got it back two days ago.

Meanwhile. My lunch. You may recognize this as the exact same food from my last bento...

A baked red potato with sharp cheddar, zucchini, turkey lil smokies, cucumber, grapes, and to change things up, some heirloom cherry tomatoes.


Don't forget! I'm giving away a Lock'n'Lock lunch box! You have until July 5th to enter.  If I could figure out how to link it with my phone, I would. But I can't.  Look for details on my last post.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bentos #115-119... Priorities. I has them.

We're looking at... 6 months?  About?  Sounds right anyway.

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 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.)