I mentioned that I like my new bento box? I have? Okay,
just checking. By the way, less than a week after I
got this in the mail, but before I had posted any of
the pictures of it, the owner of Cooking
Cute (an excellent bento blog) received one
as a gift and started packing her lunches in
it. First spam musubi, then omurice, then large amounts
of fruit, and now this. This
synchronicity thing is getting really weird.
On to the lunch! I was in the mood to do some real
cooking after a long, lazy weekend, so I made a cornish
game hen. (No recipe - I just followed the directions
on the package, and added the basting and tinfoil bits
that are on my turkey page.)
And I cooked something I remember from my childhood
but never made myself, asparagus.
Despite this being my first try, it turned out just
as I remembered it. And I also baked cafeteria
rolls. Man, was I ever industrious.
Man, did I ever have a lot of cookware to clean afterward.
The fruit salad is
pretty, isn't it? Click on the picture for a close-up;
it's worth it. That came about by accident. I'd mixed
up some banana, apple, and grapes, and set aside a few
strawberries (didn't want them to get mushed up in the
mixing), and then I peeled a blood orange. At first
I thought I had a dud, because even though the peel
was red the fruit inside was orange. But when I had
all the peel off I saw that the segments were orange
on one end and purple on the other, as if someone had
injected dye and then not mixed it in well enough. I
couldn't just cut those neato-looking pieces up, so
instead I made a fancy pattern with them and the strawberries
on top of the ordinary ol' banana, grapes, and apple.
Oh, and that's strawberry yogurt in a little dipping
cup. I'd rather have used vanilla, but guess what the
only flavor in my fridge was?