Posted in bell pepper, bento, blueberries, carrot, chicken, costco, costco chicken, garden, kiwi, lettuce, raspberries, tomato, wrap on February 11, 2008|
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I was driving in to work this morning when I heard the radio hosts I listen to talking about a “Hawaii Chair”. As soon as I got to work I looked it up and it just about split my sides open watching it.
That is just too funny. I’m lucky I wasn’t drinking water when I saw it.
Today’s bento is almost entirely from Costco. As usual, the Costco chicken was a big part of the weekend meals and I chopped up a lot of the white meat this morning and made the lettuce wraps I’ve made before. This time I added some diced bell pepper into the mixture to give it more color and veggies.
The grape tomatoes, kiwi, blueberries, lettuce, chicken, bell peppers, and raspberries are all bought from Costco. The only thing messing up the all-Costconess of it is the two little carrot flowers. Dang those carrot flowers!! ^_^ Here’s a blurry close-up:
I ate some of the blueberries Saturday and I dunno why but they taste like they have sand in the middle. I’m debating taking them back and telling them this and getting an exchange. I know they don’t normally taste this way but I’ll see if maybe I just had a few bad berries in the bunch I picked up to eat.
I finally got some real gardening done this weekend and cleaned up all my dead tomato plants. While I was pulling weeds I discovered that a stray tomato must have fallen to the ground and then had the seeds dispersed all over the yard because I found at least 10 tomato plants sprung up all over the place. Some had no leaves and I didn’t understand why until I found the gigantor caterpillar on a nearby plant. The most bizzare discovery though, was the little pools of shrimps. My kids have little play pots and pans in the yard that have been collecting rain water and I was about to dump one out when I noticed there was a bunch of tiny little pink “things” in it. Upon further inspection, I found that they were actually dozens of tiny little itty bitty dead shrimps.
At first I thought maybe they were there because of the little container of seashells Baby Girl had left out, but then I found more little containers nowhere near the shells container that had MORE dead shrimps. It was very weird and quite stink.
The yard looks neater now and hopefully next week we can plant some edamame plants. 😀
I noticed that a bunch of my earliest blog entries were using pictures from my Swapsonian domain, which I have basically given up hope on. I’m so pissed with Ipowerweb that I’m never using them again. I continue to pay for a broken domain and cannot get my files off the server. I wait forever on the phone and in chats and no one seems to know how to help me. Ipowerweb can SUCK IT! Anyway, I fixed the pics to use my Flickr ones.
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Yesterday we finally got off our asses to go take the kiddies Christmas tree shopping. I figured Walmart was a good place to start since they always seem to have the short little trees we want so we headed out to the Mililani one because if they had none, City Mill and Star Market are right there. All three stores had no trees left! We headed back onto the freeway with Baby Girl asking us every 15 seconds why we didn’t buy a tree yet and whether we thought the trees on the side of the road were nice. By the time we got to Home Depot I was ready to claw my eyes out at her non-stop questioning. Oh wait, I mean, my daughter is the most wonderfulest little person in the whole world!
We could see buttloads of trees in the back but there was a chain on the gate, so we went into the store and come to find out Home Depot’s tree lot, which is open from 8 am to 8 pm, closed at 4 pm for a Christmas party. ON SUNDAY. There were at least 4 other customers with us in shock that they’d be this dumb. I hope Home Depot eats all their trees. Yeah, I’m bitter and full of scorn, so sue me.
We went to the Pearl City Walmart nearby, but they had no short trees either, so we went all the way to Waikele to Lowes where we found out that they had only 6-7 foot trees left but they were all 50% off! Woohoo! That’s my kinda tree price! We chose a nice grand fir tree and had the guy cut all the love handles off to leave us with a nice 5 foot tree for $20. YaY!
Buddy was driving me insane, picking off all the glass balls and throwing them like fast balls into the middle of the tree, then picking them up as they fell out and throwing them again. On the bright side, he’s got quite the throwing arm! I had to put each ornament on like 5 times, but eventually it got done. I tried to get them to take our Christmas photo but just couldn’t get it done. I even busted out the puffs and that didn’t work, so I’ll have to try again another day. D:
We ate Costco chicken for lunch on Saturday so I used up some of the leftovers in today’s bento. I chopped up the thigh meat into small pieces and added a tablespoon of light mayo to make it stick together then wrapped scoops of this mixture into romaine lettuce leaves. These leaves were pretty awesome for making what look like temaki sushi rolls. I ripped the stem out until about halfway, put the chicken mixture into the cup area at the top of the leaves, then wrapped the two strips of leaf at the bottom around to make this nice shape!
I fit three in very nicely and added a wedge of Laughing Cow Light Swiss cheese plus some carrot sticks for a side and color. My bottom tier didn’t look so great so I didn’t post the photo. I have peeled tangerine slices and some fat free chocolate pudding. Mmm!!
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I think this is my worst bento so far. It’s terribly underwhelming but all I had the time for this morning. On Sunday I wanted to eat the turkey wraps from Costco again so this holds the last 3 pieces leftover. I cut them in half to stow them away nicely but it turned out to be a pretty boring display, so I added some flower shaped sweet potato slices to the top. It still didn’t turn out as nice as I wanted it to, but oh well. It’ll taste good anyway! 🙂
On the side I have some slices of watermelon that my mom had bought us at the pumpkin patch. It had tons of seeds so I removed all of them for easy eating while I cut it all up. It’s super sweet!! I included a tiny pink fork to eat them with. I bought these back during my E3 trip this past summer when my cousin took me to Little Tokyo. It’s so nice to finally put them to use! Aren’t they adorable! I have white, green, and pink ones.
I’ve been debating taking my store down for a while since I am having so much stress lately. I’m thinking maybe I could open it back up after Fan Fest when things are much calmer. Right now, I end up taking so freaking long to ship things and I feel terrible about it. I’ll let you all know what I decide. >.<
I’ve got a hilarious kid story to share today. My son does not say “grandma” yet and this drives my MIL nuts, so she’s constantly pointing to herself and saying, “Who am I?” or “Who is this??”. Yesterday we got home and she tells us rather dejectedly that he’s been making this kinda grunting noise to refer to her, like Grt grt! or something. So she demonstrates for us and I about died right there. She was wearing a pink shirt with three piggies on the front. So whenever she pointed at herself she was pointing at the pigs and saying, “Who’s this?” and so he’d grunt like a pig. LOL
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I had a rather busy and calorie filled weekend, so I’m back up to 129.5 lbs this morning, which is soooo bad. I had thought walking around at two WalMarts plus Costco would provide me with enough exercise to help balance things out but eeps! When I saw the number on the scale this morning I was freaked out. I’d already made my bento from the night before though, so I didn’t want to waste things.
Everything except the tomatoes and parsley are from Costco! We’d gone to get a rotisserie chicken but they were sadly all gone and Costco was closing, so I bought a box of their turkey wraps, some Greek pasta salad, a spinach salad, and fruits. I have one black grape tucked in between the two rolls and even that is from Costco. The raspberries were pretty cheap, so I bought a box of those.
The pasta salad was pretty good, but the olives were horrifying, so I avoided taking any of those.
The UH football team is now 7-0 and undefeated in the WAC. The game was on Friday and boy was that a heart stopper! Our first ESPN game of the season and the field was a mud pit, Colt was throwing terribly, passes were getting dropped, we were down by 14 in the last 5 minutes… I was so down. Colt threw his 4th interception late in the game and drooped his shoulders down in defeat and I thought it was over. I had such a hard time watching. But then a miraculous fumble, an insane catch, Colt ran into the endzone to tie it, we scored in OT, then intercepted on San Jose’s OT turn. It was so storybook and me and Mr. Pikko were yelling at our place like crazy people. I even saw someone taking their dog for a walk looking peculiarly into our place.
It still brings a grin to my face. There’s a good recap video here.
THREE FOR NOTHING!!!
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Posted in bento, cheese, ham, spinach, turkey, wrap on September 17, 2007|
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I’m posting late today due to a lot of work, a lot of online drama, a lot of online work, and to top it all off, an internets outage when I got to work. For two weeks in a row, I’ve lost weight on the weekend and I once again attribute this to my two twerps destroying the house several times a day out of boredom. At one point I told the kids to go play and Baby Girl said, “Come Buddy, let’s go make a mess!” *glower*
With all of this going on, I had to just make some quick wraps and toss in olives. Not exciting, I know, but at least I still packed a lunch and didn’t have to buy something. One roll holds ham and the other holds turkey. I spread Laughing Cow Light Swiss cheese onto snack tortilla (and now that I think about it, I forgot a wedge of cheese on my computer desk, doh!), then put the cold cuts, then layered on leaves of spinach.
I am insanely busy today, but will be taking a bunch of bento orders to ship out this afternoon. Those waiting will get an invoice from me tonight or tomorrow. Sorry for the delay!!
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