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Turkey Sandwich Bento

I was able to make my lightbox last night and it didn’t come out so good. So much for “couldn’t be easier to use”! I should have known that something labeled so easy was going to have the fine print “except for short dorky Asian girls named Crystal” where I wouldn’t see it. Good thing it only cost me like a dollar to make it! It’s not completely sucky though, as I was able to use it for my pictures this morning. I do like the seamless white background so that I don’t have to wrestle with my dirty white kitchen towels anymore. I blame me not having good lights. These photos were taken after I removed the top side tracing paper and then placed the lightbox under the stove lights.

I’ve really missed bread and since I had a 2 point lunch and an all Core dinner yesterday (steak, salad, onions, zucchini) it seemed ok to finally eat some. Lunch today consists of star shaped turkey sandwiches made with Roman Meal Honey Oat Wheat bread, lettuce, 96% FF turkey, bell pepper, and Laughing Cow Light Swiss used instead of mayonnaise.

Turkey Sandwich Bento

The swiss is a pretty soft cheese, so I just mushed it up a little bit and then it spread onto the bread with no problems. I used bell pepper because it’s a brighter red and tomatoes were going to be too messy. Filled in the spaces with some julienned baby carrots and grape tomatoes. I bought a small box of the grape tomatoes at Foodland. They were pretty expensive at $3.99 for the box, but at least I can take comfort in the fact that I won’t be letting 100+ tomatoes rot in my fridge. Plus, these particular grape tomatoes are super sweet!

Fruits

My sister-in-law gave us a pack of pre-cut fruits including honeydew melon, watermelon, cantaloupe, and pineapple so I sliced them up and put them into my fruit layer then added two strawberry flowers. Now that I look at the picture I’m sad that I didn’t notice that my strawberry flowers don’t have their seeds aligned. 🙁

Kim Chee Crab Avocado Salad

I may be tired of lomi salmon, but I’m still not tired of Kim Chee Crab & Avocado Salad!! This stuff really is SO good and so I couldn’t resist packing another one today. Mr. Pikko keeps raiding the tub of crab and saying “ohhh so good!” so I have to use it if I want to eat any! ^_^

Bento challenge this week is Sci Fi TV and though I’m dying to do some kind of Battlestar Galactica bento, I have no fracking clue what to make…

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  • Connie

    Damn, that looks yummy! I don’t think we have that store here in IL, and I really want some of that salad, damn it. I’m trying one more week of counting points because I’m scared of core. I can’t trust myself to eat only till I’m satisfied, ’cause I’m a grazer.
    I wish my damn bento would get here already, but it’s coming from Japan. 🙁

  • Pikko

    I’m pretty sure the kim chee crab would be a local Hawaii thing. I’ll see if I can find an easy recipe for ya.

    Give Core a shot, I was scared of it too, but once you get into the groove, it’s pretty easy peasy.