Thursday, June 14, 2007

"Leggo my Bento!"

I grew up in Hawaii where Bentos are everywhere. In restaurants, grocery stores, and convenience stores. I bring my lunch to work everyday and snacks are my best friend. So, I always have snacks packed away for the Hodge clan in a tote wherever we go. I purchased the Pink Chrysanthemum set at Bento Yum. Here's my first Bento.

First Tier: Roasted Eggplant over Herb Lime Rice

Second Tier: Tri-Color Corn (from Red Stick Farmers Market in Baton Rouge) and Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Compartment under lid: Fresh Sliced Kiwis

I realize my Bentos aren't as fancy-schmancy as the ones posted on Bento Lunches, but I figure with my Bento obsession I will soon be Bento Queen!
Off to work I go with my Bento!


Abigail Munday said...

Irene, that's beautiful! I love all the colors! You're too modest.

Hey, can you email me your recipe (or post it) for the eggplant and lime rice? That sounds luscious!

The Lactivist said...

Wow, kiwi under the lid! That's brilliant!

I've come up with a zillion things to stick under there, but it never dawned on me to use it for thinly sliced fruit.

Well done!

Nanette said...

Looks yummy!

MissChris said...

Hi, I just found your blog and noticed that you're from Hawaii. I'm also from HI now living in Oregon and I sure miss the bentos. I love that container you use for your bentos, can you tell me where you bought them?