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Beef Stroganoff (160)

Last night we had beef stroganoff, which I really love. Still, this was a really rough bento to pretty up because it’s appearance in general is just very gray and pasty looking, but I managed to figure something out. Not my best bento, but still better than what it looked like on its own!

The picture is a bit blurry, sorries! 😦 Anyway, as you can see from the photo, I used Ancient Peas. These are not a special variety, I mean these have been in my freezer for quite some time and have been given one last chance for glory before retiring. Some still look fresh, obviously these are the ones that decided to try Botox for Peas. I topped it with three simple sakura carrots for color and frilliness.

One week until Christmas and here I am with the same long list of people to shop for as I did a week ago. +_+ I got really cute cards from the guys at Square Enix, which is actually the only cards I’ve gotten this year, so thank you!! It’s a snowman with cutout eyes and when you open it, a chocobo is peeking out at you. I’ll definitely put them up at my new desk! (whenever I finally start my new job!)

I finally got to watch the Survivor finale and YAY the person I wanted to win, won! Next season they are doing Survivor: Micronesia and are putting old favorite Survivors against people who have watched the show since day one. I looked at their application and man it looks like fun, but I think my severely bad eyesight and reliance on contact lenses would be a huge issue. *sob*

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My mother in law makes really good pot roast but I always love the vegetables in pot roast dishes the most. When I was packing up food last night I wasn’t sure how I’d turn this into a nice looking bento since pot roast generally doesn’t look very attractive. So to help offset the doodoo like characteristics of the meat and potatoes, I decided to make the majority of this bento focus on the salad instead. Lettuce and tomato always look really nice in a box (in my opinion anyway) and so I took a large portion of salad to go with a tiny portion of food. I figured this is healthier for me anyway.

I packed some Catalina dressing in the little lion container for the salad. Not my best bento, but it looks yummy to me! This is packed in my Doraemon box, which is a wonderful size!! On the side I have some blackberries we bought at Costco last night.

I don’t know how everyone else is doing but I am slacking so badly on Christmas shopping. I’ve bought the exact same DVD set for both my parents and presents for Mr. Pikko, my mainland niece and nephew, but that’s about it. I still have to shop for my brother, in-laws, niece and nephew, sitter, sitter kids, MY OWN KIDS, and my grandma. D: It’s December 11, this is not going to end well!! Normally I’m so good about shopping in November, but my head has been scattered with too many things lately.

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