One of my favorite Christmas presents this year (besides the awesome hockey stick Amy got me!) was from my folks – the Mr. Bento lunch jar.
I’ve been perusing the Flickr photo pool of Mr. Bento lunches for the past few months, realizing that my standard fall 2007 lunch of yogurt, string cheese, crackers, Luna bar and a piece of fruit just wasn’t cutting it any longer. I was bored with my lunches (and usually hungry around 4:15 anyway – which often meant a trip to the vending machine), ready to start bringing more varied foods, and completely in the right place to welcome Mr. Bento into my life.
The first two days back to work I found myself slipping into old habits even with Mr. Bento – mostly because we hadn’t shopped for groceries after being gone for almost 11 days over the holidays. Cut veggies, cheeses, clementines, and trail mix – ho-hum (although colorful…)
Yesterday, though, we had leftovers in the house and I was so excited to pack up my Mr. Bento and bring in a real lunch for once! Guacamole, vegetarian enchilada casserole, chips, and bulgar/feta/grape salad – YUM!
I’m excited to keep bringing varied lunches to work this semester, and hope to take a photo of lunch every day so that I don’t get back into a rut.