It's fitting that on this day, All Hallow's Eve, the day that the spirit world moves closest to the living world... I would choose to honor my father, who firmly resides in the spirt world. It's been seven years to the day today, and it never hurts less. I am sorry to be the one to tell people that, but it's true: I may be able to live each day without constantly thinking about him, but it still hurts.
My father helped shape who I am today, and instilled in me a love of food that I didn't start exploring until later years. Initially I was content to love sandwiches, simple and homemade, and eventually I became the food-obsessed-nerd I am today. He taught me how to cook, and without him in my life, I would not be here, blogging about food. For that, Daddy, I thank you.
In honor of his memory, and the memory I mentioned here of his bento'ing for me, I made a jazzed up version of the bento he made for me, once upon a time. I was going to put it in the same glass Pyrex dish, but I didn't want to risk breaking it on my commute or quite honestly, carrying it (with food in it, it's probably easily 5 - 6 lbs.).
Top tier: the last of the BBQ ribs, cut up and mixed with sauce; more potato salad
Bottom tier: deviled eggs, a la Daddy; salad- panzanella salad, recipe to be posted on Feisty Foodie
As always, happy bento'ing and happy Halloween to everyone!