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I’m still honking out hanabata like crazy, but occassionally I clear up enough to be able to breathe right and boy does that feel SWEET! Yesterday I found nearly a whole box of vienna sausage in the cabinet that expired last month, so I think we’ll be eating shoyu vienna sausage every weekend this month now, haha!

Another thing that’s ticking away in my pantry is a few boxes of Hamburger Helper. One was expiring in December, so I sent Mr. Pikko out to get some hamburger and we had that for dinner. I’ve tried my best to pretty it up so it doesn’t look quite so un-bentoy.


The rice looked pretty plain, so I sprinkled some red ebi flakes onto it. Shrimp doesn’t match taste-wise, but I sprinkled so little of it on that I doubt I’ll be able to taste it. I cut up a baby carrot and chopped it up to sprinkle on top of the Hamburger Helper for color. Next to that I have some Okinawan sweet potato flowers.

On the other side of the box there are slices of nectarine, kiwi, and golden kiwi.

Mr. Pikko has reverted back to his silly version of eating “healthy”, which is basically starving himself all day until dinnertime and then porking out. I’ve decided that he needs some bento loving, so last night I washed the box I bought for him in LA over the summer and will start packing things for him to take to lunch. It probably won’t be enough, but hey, it’s better than eating nothing!

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  • Oh I feel you on the cold thing. I have a cold myself I can’t get rid of.

    I just had to comment that I read your blog all the time and love those purple sweet potatoes you have. In fact, your selection of fruit makes me jealous period! LOL! 🙂

  • i didnt think it was possible to make hamburger helper cute looking lol!

  • I also like very much your purple potatoe. I never saw them in Paris!
    Your husband is lucky if you prepare a so nice lunch for him.

  • I’m pretty crazy jealous of the purple sweet potatoes too. Why on earth wouldn’t those be available in Phoenix?

  • The purple potatoes always look so goooood~

    I have some things on my freezer than I have to get rid off too..

  • Erin D.

    HI!! I just found your blog and I think it is absolutely wonderful. Love it. How do I get in line to buy the bento boxes I see for sale on some entries? I loved that green one you posted for sale last time.

  • Erin D.

    PS Can I just say that I love that you are also a gamer and love UFC!!!

  • Another meal too beautiful to eat.

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