For the first time (as far as I can recall) since opening the store, I had a few minutes to spare before going into work to make, and not rush, lunch. I used this precious time to prepare myself a bento. Rediscovering how much fun it is to create such a pretty and yummy meal was a real treat.
This bento box was one of my spoils from our trip to Tokyo in February. Sadly, this little guy sat on the shelf unused since the day we got back. No more though! It happily carried a Chinese pork bun, a mixed green salad with a spear of olives and a spear of tomatoes (complete with a flying pig filled with dressing), and cheese to work with me. For refreshment, I made a homemade Very Berry Hibiscus drink complete with frozen berries.
Let me tell you~ I can honestly say this exact meal wouldn't have tasted as good if I ate it from a plate at home. There is something magical about bento's that I cannot explain. If you have never made yourself a bento, I highly highly recommend you take the time to make one. Even if you only do it once, I think you'll enjoy the time making it and eating it. If you have made yourself a bento before, what was your favorite part about it?
Hope you are having a super excellent Wednesday!