Just Bento

7 thoughts on “Just Bento”

  1. I’m not a big fan of sandwiches either so I usually bring leftovers from the night before. I always cook more than the two of us will eat so it ensures that I generally have lunch the next day. Today I had half of last night’s omelet and a piece of bread and found it nice and filling. If I have a salad I try to add tuna so I get protein or some veggie ground round, light sour cream and salsa with a few tortilla chips for a taco salad.

  2. Do you have access to a microwave? I bring all kinds of leftovers to work and to school with me. I’ve started making enough to have two sets of leftovers to put in the fridge and two sets to put in the freezer. That way, I don’t get bored with eating the same thing for five days in a row, and next week when I think, “hey, that dinner was really good!” I can just pull out a serving from the freezer.

    It’s been working really well for the past four weeks or so. The trick is to get good containers. I’m a fan of the pyrex dishes which are glass but have a plastic lid with an optional steam vent. I don’t like to cook my food in plastic in the microwave. Ugh.

  3. I’ve started stopping at Safeway once a week or so and buying a set of “work food”. Although we’ve got slightly better kitchen facilities than most — not just a microwave, but a george foreman grill, a hot plate, and a toaster oven, so that might not work for everyone. I also have a bunch of yogurt & granola type things for breakfasts.

  4. I’m with you…plain old sandwiches are boring however, I threw a plain old sandwich (well, one made with ciabatta) into the microwave for about 20 seconds on high, wrapped in a piece of papertowels and it was enough to melt the cheese and heat it through so it was almost panini like. Not crunchy. All it had was cheese, tomato and basil. Tasty. You could buy pesto or that topping they make for bruscetta and use that instead of mayo.

    Another great lunch food is pizza. Even if you don’t make your own dough (remember, you can get dough from most bakeries and you can even freeze it) you can buy the premade pizza pies and put your own toppings on them. Make two that way you have lunches and dinner.

  5. This has nothing to do with lunch …

    Just wanted to say awesome to see your engagement photo/announcement in The Province on Sunday!

    From lurking here I know wedding plans are well underway … Congrats!

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