It’s the weekend and Saba Man volunteered to stop at the store in-between running his own errands . (isn’t he sweet?)
”What do you need?” …he had his pen poised and ready to add to his list.
“Oh… whatever you want for lunch and some tomato soup” (The weather has chilled down so I was craving soup)
“Easy-peasy” and he was out the door!
A while later he was back with the mail in one hand and a bursting tote bag full of groceries in the other. “Never go shopping on an empty stomach!” His boyish grin gave him away…
I was amazed at his cache of goodies. Hawaiian style potato chips, fried chicken from the deli, dark chocolate covered edamame (those were good), sesame crepes from Trader Joes, Hawaiian sweet bread, kakimochi, and sweet pepper corn chowder. No tomato soup but the chowder was very delicious so I didn’t feel like I missed out. Saba Man ate his fried chicken and we both enjoyed our lunch with all the “side dishes.” ;)
The moral of the story… send Saba Man to store often because he buys good stuff to eat!
We had a quiet day at home so we made a HUGE dent in our DVR backlog which means no bento making tasks were completed, so for today’s bento post… it’s a lunch from a couple day’s ago.
Today’s featured bento box is really a musubi box. Top tier filled with black rice and tuna musubi. The tuna is flavored with mirin and shoyu then mixed with the rice before shaping into triangles. I’m an “old school” musubi maker which means that I usually form my musubi by hand. The molds are fun but I find them cumbersome. I should practice using them as the shapes are so cute and I enjoy seeing the variety of rice balls, hearts, and animals in all of your bento boxes. So much talent out there!
The bottom tier contains roasted zucchini, tomatoes, fried tofu and a slice of kamaboko. So there you have it, a healthy lunch for a “Saba-Man-on-the-go” !
I wonder what he’d would bring home if I asked him to shop for bento food? I shiver just thinking about it. :)
Updated to add another angle of this bento box.