Top tier: crabcake leftover from Friday's dinner; another Shepherd's Scramble
Bottom tier: veggie hearts, stir/steam fried by mom with a dash of ho-yau
Yummy! But even better, I have exciting news! Everyone has been asking me where to get bento-supplies/items and I am definitely going to do a post SOON about this topic, here is something very cool.
First, thanks to a tip I read on My Daily Bento, I wandered on over to Target and picked up a really useful square Lock & Lock box with 4 removable cups inside. It comes out to about 870 ml, way too much for me for lunch (the above is only 580 ml, I believe), but it will be really great for days when I want to put some green salads or anything bulkier than normal but lower calorie as well. Or even when my boyfriend might be around and I pack a lunch for him. Lock & Lock, as noted on many many bento sites, is a great brand because of the super tight seal- I haven't tested it but supposedly it's completely leak proof! That's awesome for those of us who are a bit rougher on their containers than say, someone as anal retentive as I. In any case, the container was only- check this out- $3.49. Dude! That's awesome!
Box pictured here (not my photo; courtesy of MDB, I hope that's okay!)
I also was flipping through some channels the other night and my eye caught "Lock & Lock" in the title of something. I was pretty confused for a second there until I noted it was on QVC. Yes, QVC now sells Lock & Lock! I took a look and basically checked out every "set" they offer, and though there are a lot of large portions and a lot of awkward sizes (deeper than you'd want for a bento), there are definitely a couple worth looking into, if you really want to go the Lock & Lock route and don't have anywhere near you that you can purchase them. (At Target, that was really the only size I noted that was doable for me. They did, however, have the Fit & Fresh line- specifically, I noticed the Breakfast Chiller (which I bought immediately for $8, and am not sure I want to keep) and the 4 cup salad box.) Happy hunting for that!
I promise my "Where to Buy Bento Stuff" post is coming, I just want to take a few more pictures of my collection. I will tell you this now, though, fellow NYers- it's not going to be pleasant...
Anyway, happy bento!!! Have a great Monday!