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September B.O.M.B. Challenge

Posted on September 27, 2010 by Debra

Submission phase is over. Thanks to all entrants…go here to view the winner!

We are running out of September!  Let’s get this B.O.M.B. party started!

And since we’re a bit late…we’ll accept submissions into the 1st week of Oct.  Yay!

The theme is “Autumn Foods.”  I’ve included some of my favorite’s in the photo but whatever seasonal items you choose for your own bento lunch is perfectly acceptable.

In fact, it would be fun learn about the foods you generally like to eat when the season turns.  Maybe something regional or cultural?  Let’s share.

Attach the  photolink to your comment including some description or explanation of your bento.  If you don’t have a photosite or blog, email your pic to me and I’ll post if for you.

The September B.O.M.B. rules are:

1. The B.O.M.B. Challenge starts now.

2. The last day to submit will be October 8, 2010 at 6:00 PM PST.

3. Your submission must be a “Autumn Foods” themed bento!

4. You can enter as often as you like.

5. The B.O.M.B. will be selected randomly so don’t be shy!

6. Have fun !

7. (hint: Save  your Halloween themed bentos for next month’s BOMB)

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15 to “September B.O.M.B. Challenge”

  1. tsukareru says:

    Here’s my kettle rice lunches.
    I can’t think of anything more autumn-like than sweet potato, mountain veggies, and the last of the seasonal tomatoes!


  2. megan says:

    i’ve been so out of the loop with the awesome monthly BOMB festivities; i really want to get back on board!

    i’m posting my kimbap bento because the autumn sweet potatoes were my first fall veg and decoration of the season, but i hope to be back with another before the submission period ends!


  3. Elizabeth says:

    Autumn…thanksgiving…so sweet potatoes and ham! And who can have fall without some sort of squash or its cousins, we used to grow tons of them. Zucchini is my favorite though and I think I really did create this one with the expectation of autumn right around the corner :)


  4. Cat says:

    Here’s my first one –

    Mashed potatoes, roasted seasonal mushrooms, the last of the summer zucchini and squash. And, of course, nothing says autumn like meat wrapped in meat ;)


  5. Cat says:

    2nd entry is the Chinese Five Spice Duck bento that I posted last week. Roast duck and Maki’s miso soup ball = leaves falling and cooler weather.


  6. Here it is!

    Nothing says ‘Autumn’ to me more than fragrant food with a nice spice-combo. So curry it is!
    The curry is mixed with brown rice, and contains red onions, green beans, cauliflower, creamed coconut and an array of spices (with one of which obviously turmeric ;>.> I realized that the second I put it in my CREAM box.) and smashed salted cashews on top.

    I think the rest is pretty clear: caprese salad with mini mozzarella, carrot, sausage and cauli-flowers (;-)) green beans wrapped in chicken and a fish egg, because boy needed something to fill him up (this bento’s too small for him, if he doesn’t forget, he also brings an apple).

    I thought some flowers on a rainy day would be good to cheer him up a bit.
    And I packed him an umbrella, in case it started to rain again! [note]

    I ran out of lettuce, hence the insane amount of baran ;^_^


  7. Marie says:

    I love this site! I’ve been packing “bento” lunches this semester (I’m a university professor) in the Laptop Lunchbox, which is similar to the M4SB. Here is my entry for the September “Autumn-themed” bento contest:

    Our garden here in central Pennsylvania is just reaching its peak production time, and for me, Autumn is inseparable from the Harvest. So I made a bento featuring items just picked from the garden this past weekend: pattypan squash, butternut squash, kale, peppers, a bit of late-season broccoli, and tomatoes.

    Contents (clockwise from top left): Stir-fried squash with celery, carrots, onions, peppers, and broccoli stalk (salt & pepper, soy sauce); roasted butternut squash; two small-ish tomatoes; hard-boiled egg; noodles with kale and broccoli florets (soy sauce & siracha); and some extra soup for the noodles.


  8. Flicksi says:

    Autumn is the best time for mushrooms. If only cleaning them wouldn’t take so long >_<


  9. Pipaw says:

    Hi Debra!

    This month’s theme is great! There are so many good foods in Autumn!

    Here is my entry:


  10. I still need to write up a blogpost but you can find my Tsukimi Bento on Flickr.

    As I understand correctly, Tsukimi (moon watching fest) is at the beginning of autumn, when the September moon is full. It’s a celebration of harvest.

    All round forms are honouring the moon & completeness. Of course the rabbit belongs to the moon myth – the Chinese believe it is harvesting, the Japanese that it is making mochi (hence the green tea mochi in my bento. There’s some fennel ‘pampas grass’ as well, a corn ‘moon’ (+ shiitake mushroom ‘dark side of the moon’) and earthly veggies like carrot and potato (patty) noodles with leek and Swiss chard. All seasonal veggies and one of the first apples of the year!

    BTW could I have posted a thumbnail of the pic in this comment of would that make it go in the spambox?


  11. Sonoma Bento says:

    Another fall food bento: brussel sprouts! These were super easy and I roasted them while I assembled the rest of the bento.


  12. notabrownbag says:

    Hope I am not too late!!!!

    My favourite autumnal food is homegrown carrots – because I can pull them out myself in the beginning of fall :)


  13. gamene says:

    here’s my final entry: falling ginkgo leaves! i used a lot of fall veggies (sweet potato, beet, zebra tomatoes).


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