Bento 69: Leftovers reinvented
Before I started bento-ing, I regularly pile a giant sandwich box with my leftovers from dinner. Even though tasty, it would be so ugly that I wouldn’t make eye contact with it during lunch, wolfing it down without paying it any heed. And today was one of them days.
After a long weekend, extreme laziness was the key today. I didn’t even make dinner; the bacon had to make my lunch AND dinner today. I get to experience the novelty of him making me an egg sandwich – I completely forgot that he used to make me lunch :). If you’re with me on twitter, you would see the long list of tweets of me from my bathtub moaning on how I can’t be bothered to make my lunch. Sigh. It’s probably because I like to try keeping to the colourful bento rule, and I knew the only edible green thing in the kitchen was some frozen peas and frozen edamame and I didn’t feel like either. Well, a girl’s gotta eat….so I sauntered downstairs, and with my ever-dependable 550ml lock-and-lock, emptied bits and bobs from the fridge & freezer into it.
In tomorrow’s bento, there is refridgerator rice, refridgerator curried potato, refridgerator leftover KFC, frozen bento stash peppers and some homegrown cherry tomatoes and a lone basil leaf. There is no theme, just a big mash up of things that are left in my fridge and bento-stash peppers. Personally I’m quite impressed at myself. Not too bad for a throw together. No kawaii details at all (could’ve done with adding smiley faces on the tomatoes, really) – I was glad that I could even move my bum off the sofa.
Better than any cafeteria or sandwich shop bought lunch I reckon! Less than 5 mins, this beats all my previous speed record – yay me! I must do something more creative (other than ratatouile & pasta sauce) with my bounty of homegrown cherry tomatoes…..they are ripening a treat now :).