Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Potstickers & Edamame Bentos

So I find that I like making my weeks lunch bentos all at the same time. I'm kind of lazy and I know that if I don't do them at once I will not do them later, and end up spending money to go out to eat. So last night I made bento lunches for today, tomorrow, and Thursday.

The bottom layer for todays lunch was a mini croissant with delicious Marionberry jam on it. I have never seen a Marionberry, but man it was very tasty jam. The flavor isn't as strong as a blackberry jam, and didn't have as many little seeds either. In a home made foil cup I have some mandarin oranges with cinnamon sugar and nutmeg sprinkled on top. For dessert a little strawberry hard candy.

In my top layer I had some chicken potstickers, and edamame. The potstickers i get in a huge bag at costco for like ten bucks. They are great when you don't want to make something from scratch. The edamame I got in a frozen package at walmart for four bucks. I love edamame and its nice to be able to choose how much salt goes on them. In the restaurants it seems like they either don't salt them at all or drown them in salt.

Wednesdays Lunch is more potstickers, edamame and oranges. I actually wrapped some more of the croissants with jam in plastic wrap and will bring them for a breakfast.

Thursday's lunch is the same as Wednesday. I will probably make a dinner bento for tomorrow nights weekly "anime night" this evening. I'm thinking I'm probably going to make some pasta.


SweetDesigns said...

Woman, These are so damn cute!! You are soo creative. I wish I got myself to do even part of what you make for yourself hehe. sooo awesome!! xoxo

Expendable said...

Potstickers are good but you need a little more variety.

Lunch Buckets said...

I really like the idea of doing several at once. I think I might try that next week - maybe not the entire lunch, but every little bit would help, right?