Thursday, November 29, 2012

It's still Fall out there!

The wind is blowing, the rain has been falling (although thankfully we got to play outside today!)
There are leaves on the ground, and while November is fading fast, and December is almost
here, it is still fall at my house.  I was so happy to get my produce bag today, full of all sorts of
yummy things!  However, as I didn't get home till well after dinner time, tomorrow's lunch is simple,
but all the produce is fresh and local!  For lunch I have a veggie patty sandwich topped with some cheese
decor, and a big ol' salad, along with a mandarin orange.  YUMMMM!!  I can't wait!

The box is new to me, it's by tupperware, and not sold as a bento box, but I purchased it 
as part of a fundraiser being put on by another special education classroom.  I typically prefer my laptop
because it's easy to take out parts of it when I don't have time to eat my whole lunch in one sitting, or
when I want to heat parts of the lunch.  But tomorrow's food is all cold, so I figured it was a good
day to try the new box!   I will think of my friends in the class and their new swing!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A bit low on veggies...

I can't wait for Thursday.. oh wait, it's tomorrow!
Thursdays are awesome because I get my produce delivery!
Normally I'm not quite so out of veggies, but I had them hold my delivery last 
week as I was going to be out of town.  By the time I would have had any time to
go to the store, it was Wednesday.. so waiting for Thursday made sense.

I would have liked to add some nice leafy greens.. but that will come in Friday's lunch!

For now, Lunch tomorrow is quinoa with apple, pecans, & cranberries, inside a pumpkin.
For fruit, the last of my pomegranite, and a babybel to fill the whole that the veggies created. 
Yes, I know the pumpkin is a veggie, but I am craving my greens!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Busy Girl, Empty Cupboards

What with the Thanksgiving, my little babies, and everything else..
I have so few leftovers, and hardly anything fresh left in the cupboards.
Produce delivery is Thursday, so it seems silly to go to the store to buy anything
(and besides, I am broke..)

So... I am thankful my artichoke was still good (since I bought it before Thanksgiving).

When I eat lunch I will also grab a handful of nuts from my desk to add a bit more protein to this lunch.

Brown rice with a bit of soy sauce, an artichoke, some mayo for dipping, and a babybel.
And of course.. here is what is occupying me!!!

Little Mischief has a red collar, and her sister, Mayhem has a green collar.

Sweet babies...

Monday, November 19, 2012

I love fruits and veggies!!!

Tomorrow's lunch contains broccoli, with ranch for all the veggies,
 red bell pepper, cucumber,a persimmon, and a baked tofu 
sandwich topped with a colby jack heart..  

I tucked a sting cheese in the silverware compartment to eat later in the day.  
Loving my lunch!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Stir Fry

Tomorrow's lunch is stir fry, brown rice, salad with Asian dressing, and apple sauce.


(now back to loving on my new kitties)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cat Scratch Fever..

On Saturday I will be adopting two little kittens.. they are rescues, and
almost weaned, I will be finishing weaning them from bottles onto softened food..
I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  My house has been so quiet since
my little dog Jo passed away.  It won't be quiet much longer!

I am planning to name my little girls Mischief and Mayhem, and call them
Missy and May for short.  So this lunch is in their honor...

Lunch for tomorrow contains a veggie patty and avocado sandwich,
topped with a cheese kitty with a nori face.  A salad with radishes (and some
dressing hiding under it).  Carrot strings, what kitty doesn't LOVE string??? 
And some pomegranate! I tucked a little kitty pick in for looks.. but will use my
spoon to eat the pom.  YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I love leftovers!!

So recently I made a huge batch of a quinoa dish.
(it's in my last bento too)

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is one of my favorite things.  It's packed 
full of protein, and SO DARN YUMMY!

Lunch has Quinoa with asparagus, leeks, peas, and shallots.
Some cucumber bears and carrot flowers, broccoli (with ranch in the panda).
Black grapes, and a cheese stick.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Quinoa and Spring Vegetable Pilaf

I decided to try a new recipe tonight.  I love quinoa, and I am always on 
the hunt for new recipes which contain it.  YUMMMM

Tomorrows lunch is a fast one!!!
A quick veggie wrap on a low carb tortilla (my students swear it's Taco Bell),
some salad with dressing and baco bits, half an apple, and some Pilaf!


Friday, November 9, 2012

I cheated on my CSA....

and I bought a mango..... 
I couldn't help myself, they smelled so good!

The broccoli and the lettuce came in my produce bag though,
so I wasn't all bad.  
Lunch (made after midnight..) contains a sandwich topped with
a Colby Jack Mickey, some greek yogurt with a bit of vanilla to eat with 
that delicious mango... and broccoli and ranch.

This lunch was photographed on my Mickey clothe napkin that I bought while I was at
Disneyland, I thought it matched my Bento Pick/Corn Cob Holders nicely.

Good Night!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Super Simple Lunch

Decided to play with some of the baran I bought on my last trip to JTown.
Truthfully the little monkey I have tucked behind the hedge is supposed to be a barrier
between different foods, but doesn't he look cute perched on top of my wrap?  I
didn't have tons of time tonight, so he was a big time saver!

Tomorrow's lunch contains a super simple wrap, made on a medium tortilla,
spread with a wedge of tomato basil laughing cow cheese, some cucumber cut into
match sticks, and some assorted cheese scraps.  The yogurt is a fat free greek yogurt, 
mixed with a bit of truvia and cinnamon, topped with fresh passion fruit.  My favorite black
grapes were on sale, so I paired those with a matching monkey pick, and to add some more veggies
I added some broccoli with some ranch dressing (It's the Bolthouse yogurt based.. love...)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Fall is in the air!! (And it's about time!)

It finally feels a tad bit like fall.. not because it is cool.. although it will be cold by
the end of the week! No it feels like fall because it is finally
starting to look like fall!! The leaves are turning colors, and falling to the ground!

Today my students and I started talking about fall.  We talked about the leaves falling..
and then we went outside and played with the leaves!

We found big leaves and little leaves, yellow, brown, and green leaves... 

Tomorrow's lunch contains an egg salad sandwich, cucumber and carrot slices,
a salad some cheese decorations, and the pomegranate.  There is some dressing for the
salad and to dip the veggies in hiding under the salad, and the yellow container has 
baco bits for the salad.  YUMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!