There’s nothing quite like a long hiatus from bentoland to get me excited. And excited I was, despite this year’s first bento being, mostly, a New Year’s Day spread leftovers bento.
Green Bento Box:
â€¢ Hot & Spicy Chicken Popcorn
â€¢ Green Mini-Jelly cup
â€¢ Seedless grapes
â€¢ Corn and Carrots
â€¢ Mashed Potatoes with carrot flowers
Pink Polka-dot Box:
â€¢ Homemade mushroom gravy
â€¢ Ruffles Ridges, Cheddar and Sour Cream
â€¢ Morinaga Fukami Matcha, a chocolate-coated green tea flavored “meringue-kinda” stick. It’s yummy, the center tastes so much like green tea and the chocolate coating has just the right amount of sweetness that complements the green tea instead of overpowering it.
â€¢ Yes, those are party poppers / crackers. No, I didn’t actually include them in the bento. But I couldn’t resist adding them to the set-up; it was such a festive touch. ^_^;;
And because I wanted to take a closer look at my food:
Now wasn’t that a great way to start the year?