A ton of fruit and veg, a massive strawberry, cherries and blueberries, and a wee stir-fry (baby corn snow peas, mushroom and chilli).
Assignment 2b : to find the right bento box to suit my eating habits.
I use a few different boxes, depending on what I'm bringing, e.g. if I'm bringing sauce and rice separately I use my little samurai (he gives me extra room for a bowl of soup too!). The other boxes are mostly the same size, 400-500ml, which is perfect for me, except for my large black one but I only use it if I know ill be too busy to have a snack or if dinner will be a lot later, even then I rarely finish it all if it is packed tightly.
I stick to plastic boxes, as glass would be way too heavy and I worry that I would wreck a fancy wooden one.
Nearly all of The Giants bentos go in take-away cartons, he really dosnt want to have a 'girly' bento box, he wont even take the black man-sized one...
I got a new box last week as well, The Giant got it for me for valentines :)
Check the last post for a wee nosey at it.
Assignment 2a : To see what my lunch (dinner really) looks like in 2D (on a plate) and 3D (in a bento). Though I have to admit how it looks isn't bothering me as much as the smell taunting me as I try not to eat it before the photographs are done...
Top is my layered pasta bake, cheese and broccoli pasta bake topped with tomato and vegetable sauce. Next we have my dessert/snack plate, I'm a terrible grazer so to stop myself heading for junk I tend to sort out a wee plate of fruit either fresh or dried, or vegetable sticks with hummus. Something tasty to munch on just, red and green grapes and a carrot in sticks.
The majority of my meal fitted in the box (I used a takeaway carton, approx 600ml), that's including most of my snacks. There are more carrot sticks under the cups of fruit. My lunch would fit easily with sides/snacks, but I have extra here as it's my dinner rather than lunch. Below are the few extras which didn't fit into the box. Not as bad as I was expecting, I think with a bit of baran instead of the cups it all would have gone in easily. Also I'm regretting having pasta twice in one day, should have mixed it up a bit and had something different, though my own tasted a lot better than the ready-meal. Leaning towards salad over the weekend, but if the weather stays dark and damp I guess I'll have to go for a nice curry or chilli instead. Lets just wait and see...