Friday, August 27, 2010

A Trip to the Market

I have to say, the Market at 11 AM is a lot busier than at 3PM when we normally go. It took us almost five minutes just to find a parking space, whereas we can usually find one or find someone pulling out almost as soon as we get there.
What we got this week:
  • Celery
  • 2 heads of broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • A dozen red beet eggs
  • Butcher Bologna
  • A block of Cheddar cheese
  • Organic Strawberries
  • Half a watermelon
  • Blueberries
  • Organic red grapes for 99 cents a pound! For us, this is cheap even for grapes that aren't organic. We were shocked, but they look good and taste great.

We're having sort of an 'end-of-the-summer' cookout this weekend with family, which is why we got the bologna and cheese and some extra eggs, along with the watermelon.

The strawberries are just for me! We only got a little box :( some of the boxes didn't look so good. They were either very over-ripe or growing some of that fuzz strawberries can get. I guess we have to expect that since they come all the way across the country (Strawberries are only in season here in June, I think).

It was a good trip - but we have a ton of fruit now! The next couple bentos might be fruit-heavy.


6 days till school starts!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Last Day of Band Camp

Today's our official 'last day' of camp - we take pictures this morning, practice all afternoon, and have our first real performance tonight at 7, so it will be a longggg day.

Half of a sub, that was part of a band fundraiser, 2 red beet eggs both cut in half and stacked, salad, broccoli, and half a peach.

I'm also taking some apple...

We don't get red apples very often, and the checkered pattern doesn't really show up on the yellow ones, so I thought I would take advantage of this!


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The No-Name Bento

It has been a long day, my brain is on the frits (fritz? Is this even a word? That's how bad it is) and so today is a no-name bento.

My lunch, on top of a department store ad (woops. I woke up later than usual.)

Top: Turkey/Romaine/Cheddar scraps roll-ups. Note to self: More romaine next time. We've been testing out different brands of turkey, and I don't particularly like this one! Peach, Broccoli, Red Beet Egg
Bottom: Leftover pasta that wouldn't fit in yesterday's lunch, salad.
Spaghetti sauce and dressing on the side.


8 days till school starts! Where did this summer go?!?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Another Meatless Lunch

I'm out of baguette bread, and the idea of eating a wrap wasn't floating my boat for today, so I decided to have pasta as a main course instead.

Top: Penne (with spaghetti sauce on the side)
Bottom: Carrots and broccoli, the last of the bisquick biscuits, a red beet egg wrapped with mini cupcake liners, a quarter of a peach (ate the rest for breakfast) and the leftover pieces of cheese from shapes that I've cut out over the past week or two.

Monday, August 23, 2010


^^ That is what our guard instructor teasingly yells when we fail.

Today's lunch was a HOT MESS. It was the first lunch that I tried to use my new teensy weensy box from Jlist. Needless to say, it was a fail. The girls at lunch thought the box was cute, but it's obvious to me that I'm going to have to adapt a lot of my 'lunch staples' in order to make things fit better aesthetically.

And without any more stalling....

Inside the hot mess:
  • the usual turkey/romaine/mayo on the last baguette bread in the freezer
  • three cherries
  • salad with broccoli
  • red beet egg and part of a leftover cheese stick. We've been eating junk for dinner lately...I try to make up for it with my lunches, but every now and again, some leftovers find their way in.

Hopefully tomorrow will be better looking.