Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Yes, it's TRUE... this could be yours! Go back to last Monday's post to get all the details & to enter... go, run now & tell your friends & neighbors!
i was suppose to do my day in pictures yesterday & post them, but let me tell you, my day was SOOOOO boring, i left my camera someplace & forgot about it. So, today is going to be MUCH more exciting & i will post those tomorrow... if i can find my camera!
Sorry this is a short & nothing post but i've got to get on to my adventure for the day.
See these pics below though...
do YOU know what they are? am i the only one just hearing of these?
bento's?! Here is the Wikipedia explanation (LOVE that Wikipedia!).
Bentō (弁当 or べんとう?) is a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento consists of rice, fish or meat, and one or more pickled or cooked vegetables as a side dish. Containers range from disposable mass produced to hand crafted lacquerware. Although bento is readily available in many places throughout Japan, including convenience stores, bento shops (弁当屋, bentō-ya?), train stations, and department stores, it is still common for Japanese homemakers to spend considerable time and energy producing an appealing boxed lunch.
Bento can be very elaborately arranged in a style called kyaraben. Contests are often held where bento arrangers compete for the most aesthetically pleasing arrangements. Kyaraben is typically decorated to look like people, animals, or characters and items such as flowers and plants.
There are similar forms of boxed lunches in the Philippines (Baon), Korea (Dosirak), Taiwan (Biandang), and India (Tiffin).
these pics are from http://www.bentocorner.com/ and you need to go see these things! Never mind, don't go, i just did & she hasn't been there since 2008! But seriously... would YOU take the time to make these? i mean they are cute & all, but... i have a hard enough time just feeding darling daughter a regular meal let alone make it CUTE! These kill me! Ok, food is NOT my thing. i wish we were like the Jetsons- remember they ate a meal pill!? NOT that i'm a pill popper, i just don't like the work of food. If i could afford a chef to make all my meals i would do that over a housekeeper ANY day! We're still doing the "Skinny B" diet but not the vegan part. We like the milk, we do! Honestly, we are feeling so much better & we're exercising & RIGHT now on the "today" show they're doing "Die Fat or get Tough"... how ironic! Anyway this post is boring me so i'm off like a prom dress!
I'll be back with some NEW ART! Yes, i made it to the studio late last night! Yippeee.... paintings & pendants.
Go enter the cupcake giveaway!

3 comments:

Kugo said...

We used to eat bentos all the time in Hawaii. You could stop in the morning and pick and choose what you wanted in it and they would pack it up in a little box for your lunch. They were never this cute though. Where is your day in the life? Too busy living the life, I guess. :-)

Kelly

Stephanie said...

I've seen these adorable bento boxes...love them!!

Annie said...

Off like a prom dress, hahahahahaha

I love food, you clean my house, I'll cook for you.

deal?

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