I try to arrange my bento lunches in some sort of pattern,
but today I am rebelling against bourgeois notions of
order. Yeah, I can throw things into a bento box, and
even though it's as organized as a tossed salad it
still tastes good. So there.
So here I have some stir-fried
long beans (running around the perimeter of the box, hidden by everything
broccoli, marinated, stir-fried tofu, mashed
purple sweet potato (left over from my recent purple
sweet potato pie) and balled up into little, um,
balls, a boiled egg, some
mini-carrots, and a See's chocolate. Hmm, take out the
candy and I have the makings of a good stew here.
By the way, See's
makes the best chocolates in the known universe. Normally
their stores are only on the west coast of the US, about
as far away from me as they can get without sliding
off into the ocean. But in November and December they
open little temporary shops and kiosks in malls around
the US, and this year there is one in Lenox Square in
Atlanta, Georgia. Of course I had to make a pilgrimage.
To give you an idea of what a See's devotee I am, the
person behind the counter mentioned that their lollipops
kept a long time and were fairly low-calorie, and I
was able to tell her off the top of my head that, yeah,
they have 80 calories each.