I learned something new a few days ago….I love, loVE, LOVE learning NEW things! Although sometimes I wonder if I’m the last person on the planet to ‘learn’ certain things. For example, I don’t believe I’ve heard the term ‘bento’ before. I didn’t know there was actually a word to describe those cute kiddie (or otherwise) little meals! Have I been living under a rock? How did I suddenly learn this term? Well, Kathy from Eclecticlamb ‘liked’ one of my posts…so I visited her site, and Wha-La! I learned something NEW! Thanks Kathy!
ben-to [ben-toh; Japanese ben-taw] a meal, usually served in a lacquered or elaborately decorated box that is divided into sections for holding individual portions of food.
Pinterest has lots of ideas to start with:
I used to have some divided plastic containers….hmmm, where are they? If I find them, I think I’ll try to create a bento of my own! Learn or DO something NEW today!
You don’t need to use the divided plastic containers, unless you or your bento recipient isn’t into food ‘touching’ other food. I usually use one or two boxes for most of my lunches. Although there’s nothing wrong with the divided containers – just don’t go buy some if you can’t find the ones you already have 🙂
Great tip…thanks! I know one individual that doesn’t like food ‘touching’…but I think everyone else realizes that it ‘all goes to the same place’:o) I’ll definitely go to your site for inspiration when I try this! Thanks, and keep up the creativity!
I love learning new things. I am so happy that I was able to share something new with you. Thanks for sharing my blog with your readers.
You have lots of great bento ideas on your site! Keep up the creativity! (So I can “borrow” some ideas when I try this! Thanks again!