Something that I've been wanting to try for AGES is bento. (Bento is a Japenese-style packed lunch.) There have been a few things that have put me off trying it:
1. In most of the recipes (being Japenese) there are an awful lot of fish and raw veg. Mer. I don't eat anything that once dwelled on the bottom of a lake.
2. Bento boxes get kind of expensive and I don't really like the style of most of them. They're pretty, sure, but not practical for someone like me who breaks stuff just by looking at it.
3. Making cute little shapes and things out of food is time consuming.
Well, I've tackled ONE of those
(Mine's black 'cause I'm so emo like that. Lol.)
I got it for a few quid cheaper than it would have been elsewhere because of the back-to-school sale at ASDA which makes me happy. Plus, a bento box of the same basic size and shape would have cost at least twice the price.
Now... I just need to tackle those other two little problems - laziness being the hardest. Can I axe the fish & vegginess of bento and create my own American-stuck-in-Britain style? We'll see...
Some of my favourite bento ideas are (where else?) on pinterest.