I have a confession to make. I have a new addiction. It's called bento. It is a japanese art form for packing single portion meals usually with rice, fish or meat and vegetables. In Japan you can buy these meals ready made but homemakers spend extra time to make meals visually appealing and go to great lengths to make characters, shapes, etc... This is said to be as an expression of love for their family members as well. Google bento and you'll see what I mean.
Anyhow I feel like I have been in a rut with lunch ideas for hubby.... they aren't well balanced... alas a sandwich every day for 6 years gets old. He doesn't like to carry a bunch of stuff with him to work. So I found out about bento and now I am fixing efficient lunches and adding variety.
Hubby never complained about lunch before (what a great guy) and now says they are yummy and seems less hungry when he gets home. Now keep in mind I don't do exactly the japanese versions, this is just the idea adapted for what works for us. Also I have been coming up with exciting ways to present food to the kids that sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. So please indulge me when I present bento posts.
I love these containers they are called lock and lock. They are perfect for a sandwich and adding a few extra things to make your lunch a little more. I love that we reuse the containers and don't throw away foil or plastic wrap. I promised Hubby I wouldn't make anymore "turkey" character sandwiches. But hey it was just before Thanksgiving and somebody needed to see what cute things I could do! He commented that lunch was a little embarrassing and made him feel like a gradeschooler! I'll make it next year for the kids!