MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! As impressed and smug and self-pleased as I was with putting jamon Serrano in my bento (scroll all the way down) a while back, I think I topped that. I mean, jamon Serrano is still more expensive than lobster - $23.99/lb. - but I think more people will instantly recognize the sheer ludicrousness of my putting lobster in my bento. That's 3 lobster tails up there, too, so it's crazytown up in there!
Top tier: baked mac & cheese (Alton Brown's recipe) in two left tiers; grape tomatoes from my CSA
Bottom tier: ULTIMATE LOBSTER SALAD... topped with lobster claws and a bit of chive (which is also in the salad as well)
I'll be posting the recipe for the ULTIMATE LOBSTER SALAD on Feisty Foodie in just over a month. (With school and all, I write the posts as they happen, but schedule them for down the line, so you are never without posts! Aren't I nice?)
This bento set is a Lock & Lock set; each tier is 470ml, so together, it's 940ml, way too big for me for lunch. Not that I couldn't have eaten all that, but I'd rather not, if I plan to achieve my goal weight. So I ate half of everything - some tomatoes, one section of mac & cheese, and a lot of the lobster salad, then repacked it... for dinner. Since I had to take the bus straight to school after work, instead of going home, then driving to school.
I'm a little bored of complaining and whining about my car situation, aren't you guys tired of listening to me? I have to say, though, again, a HUGE thank you for all the love & support and comments that came through from y'all offering solutions and suggestions. They are REALLY appreciated. I plan on trying to go this Saturday, after class, to get the tire looked at (by the same people who put it on), and to see about a new battery. Maybe for the battery.
My boyfriend, patient person that he is currently being, came up with a pretty creative solution to the issue, because I need to use the car. He owns a ... I don't know what you call it. Portable jumper? It was purchased to use for a boat that occasionally had trouble turning its motor. So it's basically a thing that you hook up to your battery that jumps it, that doesn't need to be connected to another car. So I don't need another person.
Basically, for the time being, when I need to use the car, I need to jump it using this thing, then pump my tire, then I can use it. It's so absurd, that I can't help but laugh. What else can you do? I mean, now that the initial annoyance and frustration has worn off, it's really quite amusing that acquiring this vehicle, ostensibly meant to make my life easier, has now created so much trouble, headache, and aggravation... I'm just going to laugh it off. No other choice. :)
I'm hoping that I am able to get to PepBoys on Saturday afternoon and everything will be taken care of and done with. Ignoring cost for now, and doing what needs to be done.
Thanks again for bearing with me as I failed the test of "Can Yvo keep her cool as her car falls to pieces?" lol
On a bright, happy note: I went to J&J's for a "bbq" on Labor Day (and yes, I took pictures of all the food, and that post will come also on Feisty Foodie, in a month), and they gave me something they'd picked up especially for me in China. :D
I'm not sure you can see it clearly - the lighting was not the greatest this morning - but it's a rabbit, with a moon above it. Some of you - maybe - will get the reference. Most of you probably won't, but that's okay. It's a different part of my life, mostly in the past now, not bad, just past. I LOVE it, it's totally adorable and will be rocking this soon :) THANK YOU to J&J again for the extremely thoughtful and lovely gift!!!
And in other news... you may have already seen this. Maybe not. I want to thank the 15-20 people who sent me a link to this article in the New York Times about bento packing. Hahaha. It's a great article and covers a lot of angles - definitely not all of them! - but it was nice to see that it didn't focus solely on children's bentos, or charaben (the cutesy bentos). Some of my favorite bento bloggers were featured. A great read for any of you out there who like to read about bento... which should be any of you reading this right now, since I (sort of) talk about bento here, lol.
Alright kiddies! Chins up! Heads high! Smiles in place!!! Don't let other people bring you down as you struggle to get up! Remember that!
Think outside the lunchbox~!!! ;)