I used to make bento like crazy, a comforting ritual that allowed me to avoid a lot of the food allergens out there. But how can I repeat that success? I must have been able to persist through busy mornings and busy weekdays.
My thoughts on the matter:
Meal planning is needed. I might resort to pen and paper for this.
More mise en place. I used to cut up apples and soak them in water touched with vitamin C powder to keep their color. Slice up strawberries and kiwi fruit into stars.
More slow cooker mass cookings. Things like glazed carrots, various meat dishes that can be poured over rice.
Applying a certain method to freezing mass-produced rice, wrapping warm rice in plastic wraps in 1/2 cups for lunches. In two minutes on high, they’re thawed enough to pack.
Ready-made snacks. Seeds and meringue cookies and safe gummy bears, for instance; cubed cheez and almond crackers.
Boil a lotta eggs. Eat them in a week, you should be fine.
Rice noodles. Dead easy to cook. Kettle with water, boil, and pour over noodles and leave for 5 minutes or so. Leftovers can be sealed in plastic boxes and fridge’d.
Any dishes that can go over rice (stir fries for instance, or sliced sausages, other dishes).
I’m gonna fall over to sleep now.
2 thoughts on “Tired Thoughts on Starting Up Bento Again”
All of these are good thoughts. Making lunch reliably is one of those chronic life challenges. Um. A re-spawning minor monster that you can get XP for every time you slay it?
If you ever feel like sharing your rice-freezing method, I’d be interested.
I use the same rice freezing method as Just Bento, which results in nicely fresh rice.
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