Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Feisty Bento #65: In Memoriam

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!


  1. Happy Halloween to you too! Thank you for sharing those sweet memories of your dad. :)

  2. Yummy deviled eggs!

    I'm sorry about the loss of your father but what you wrote about him, he'd have to be flattered. Happy All Souls Day!