Mixed Beans and Rice Bento

Mixed Beans and Rice Bento

Another simple, not particularly well presented bento, buuut now I have the flu….and that’s my cue to be lazy! It was on the other hand utterly delicious…having some southern roots (Thank you Dad!), I love beans and rice, and of course, that meal is not complete without cornbread! So on top of the rice is half a sweet corn muffin. Mmmm delicious. As you can see there are some lovely big hunks of ham on top there, and there were about 6 or 7 types of bean in this particular one, so all in all, simple, but not too bad, at least there’s veg and protein, and a wee bit of carbs too. Being ill, means I’ve been sticking to simple bentos, (sometimes none at all, just stuffing my face with fruit) and I haven’t experimented with what I want to do for the bento competition yet, time is running out, so whatever I do, I’ll just have to try my hardest to make it extra awesome.

I’m back!!

I'm back!!

It’s been so long, but finally I am back. I have a new laptop, and I’m excited to be able to continue with this blog. I can’t wait to get up to date on the blogs I’ve missed as well. I have to be honest though, I’ve done hardly any bentos since I’ve been away. My life is in a huge transitional period currently, seeking a new job, applying for online university, attempting to move house, it’s all very hectic and I’ve let my bentoing slip. The most I’ve done is just throw together a few salad bentos. But that’s all about to change, I have an incredibly busy month coming up, lots of appointments and formal events, what better time to get back on the bento wagon so I don’t fall into the habit of grabbing food on the go. I received this aladdin bento box from a good friend of mine, and I can’t wait to use it, I’ve always wanted one.
I’m sure most of you have heard, The Bento&Co annual bento competition has started again, and this years theme is “Pasta Bento”. I will be entering, it’s so much fun and I love looking at the other entries. Are you entering? I’ve got a few ideas bouncing around in my head, and when they come to life I’ll be sure to show you! It’s good to be back!