Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pancake bento with Sausage

I had some leftover blueberry pancakes in the fridge that needed to be used up. So I put them in a bento, sort of a "breakfast for lunch" type bento.

Contents of the bento:
  • Homemade blueberry pancakes. The recipe is from the Bisquick box.
  • Creamy cheese triangle
  • Basil-garlic sausage
  • Bell pepper strips
  • A tiny bottle of maple syrup
  • Baby carrots
  • A checkered apple slice
This was my first time making the checkered apple. I'd seen it on other bento blogs before, but never attempted it. Making the checkered apple was the hardest part of the bento, and took up most of my time. I'm pleased with how it turned out, though. 

The box is a new bento box I got from a local Japanese supermarket. It came with three dividers: two 1/4 dividers and one 1/2 divider. It's a lot sturdier than my old orange box featured in other posts.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Bento "Rollups" with Garbanzo Bean Salad

 These rollups were pretty quick and easy to make. The secret is the Lavash bread/ flatbread. It comes in a big sheet that makes rollups a snap to make. Inside each rollup:
  • Leftover breaded chicken strips
  • Bell pepper strips
  • Salami
  • Small amount of mayonnaise
This garbanzo bean salad was also quick and easy to make. I tossed a can of garbanzo beans with some Kalamata olives, diced red onions, and some halved cherry tomatoes. The salad has a simple olive oil-lemon dressing.