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Asian Spaghetti Bento

It started raining pretty hard yesterday which means that Mosquito Hell is starting up all over again. I was outside letting Peanut romp around and eat a bit and I got like five bites in half an hour. I’ve had “sweet blood” my entire life, which I guess wouldn’t bode well if some Edward Cullen were to show up. Even more so since I’ve completely gotten over Twilight and am now counting down the days until March 23, 2012, which is the tentative release date for The Hunger Games.

If you have not read this book, I am telling you now: you must. You might as well buy it too, because the waiting list at the library is no doubt ridiculously long and it’s a great re-read. It took my Aunty C buying it for me and sending it to me but once I got started, there was just no going back. I even named my Final Fantasy XIV character Katniss Everdeen.

Asian Spaghetti Bento

I had a really lazy morning, so I just dug out a frozen packet of Asian Spaghetti and added some broccoli, asparagus, and strawberries. It took me less than 10 minutes to pack this and it was very low point too. I was so busy at work today that I even forgot to eat until it was like 2:30. Being one serving with fruits and veggies, this bento was simply 5 points.

I had a terrible weekend of eating as Saturday we went to the Punahou Carnival and I ate a May’s Teri Burger. Who knows how much fat is in that thing, but it’s probably half my daily fat, which is why they taste like food of the gods. Then later that night, we went to Giovanni Pastrami to watch UFC 126. And while I love Chinese lion dances, the almost 2 hour drumming noise down in Waikiki droves me absolutely bananas, especially since I couldn’t hear what people were saying during the fights.

I ate two slices of Round Table BBQ Chicken Pizza, which is hands down my favorite gourmet pizza on the island, and had a mixed drink for fun. I’d prepaid for our reservation and was pretty pissed when they made us stand at the front for almost 15 minutes while they figured out why the hell someone was already in our seats.

They promised us a free round of drinks but as expected, forgot to comp us in the end. I still love their food, but I really really hated just being ignored for that long. They didn’t even bother to tell us what was going on and kept seating other parties. And this was the manager doing this, too.

Sunday, as many of you know, was Super Bowl weekend and I grazed all afternoon. I ate Chicken Nachos that I made with Pace Picante sauce I got from Foodbuzz, some Chinese takeout, and then later that night while testing out Zojirushi’s new rice cooker due out in March, I ate a ton of rice. Don’t worry, review to come in the next few weeks after I do more testing.

Snacks: strawberries and an orange, but I didn’t have time to eat the orange.

Weight: 149 lbs

Whee, no gain after all that guilty pleasure eating! While I wish I could have lost more than .4 lbs in a week, that’s just how it goes sometimes and this week was definitely a sometimes week. Plus, I like to think I’m gaining leg muscle. Biking today was noticeably easier, as I found myself pushing up the hill instead of crawling.

To make you all AWWWWWWW, here’s Peanut sleeping:

Peanut Sleeping

If you have any name suggestions, let me know. We want something a little more fierce than Peanut.

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  • Moontaj

    Call him Moogle, those little winged furries can be downright scary whilst being adorable. :p

  • Candyapplegreen

    How is Chestnut? Like the dog from the same named movie.
    I never write comments because my english is not so good, BUT I love your bentos and ideas.
    I just wanted to say it.

  • linsylu

    I LOVE the name Peanut – it looks perfect for him!

  • Oh, he’s adorable!! I second the moogle name vote, lol! Your restaurant experience sounds miserable, yuck 🙁 But on the bright side, your bento looks delicious! ^_^

  • Did you bring your kiddos to the UFC fight? Is Giovanni Pastrami any place for kids? My hubs was going to take me and the little one there at the last UFC fight. I wasn’t sure if it was children friendly so we ended up not going. But we’re all big fans of Roundtables though we do have one by our house…

    Peanut is cute! Fierce? How about…Rocky? I like Bronco too. LOL

  • Aunty C

    Be careful in letting Peanut eat things while outside! Hope all his shots are up to date as Katsu ended up with some kind of parasite from nibbling on things he found on the ground! I kind of like the name Peanut – he’s the right color! 🙂

  • Haha, maybe if he were white. Then I’d spray paint a bit of purple on his back. lol

  • Oh that’s a cute name! Hmm..

    Thanks for the nice compliment about my bentos. 🙂

  • Yeah, I love it too! But, it seems like it wouldn’t fit as well for when he grows up. I thought maybe Snickers, since… there’s peanuts in Snickers, but Mr. Pikko didn’t like it, lol!

  • Thanks Heather. 🙂

  • I’ve seen people bring their kids to Giovanni, but it gets really, really packed during UFCs. So much that they let people just pay to stand in the aisles after a while. It’s a very nice bar/restaurant with great food and the best TVs, too! I wouldn’t bring my kids though, simply cause they’d get bored too fast.

  • Did he get parvo? 🙁 He doesn’t have all his shots yet, so we can’t take him for walks, but we’ve had to let him be outside to make his business and stuff. We’re watching to make sure he’s not eating anything bad!

  • I haven’t been to round table pizza in years! Your Asian Spaghetti sounds really good. I’ll have to try it. I like Peanut too. 🙂

  • They say if you eat a lot of garlic you’ll not be bothered by mosquitoes. Vampires either. Or you could eat foods high in sulpher, whatever those are. Have you ever tried spraying a concoction of vanilla extract and water on yourself to repel them? It works. Sometimes I’ve just poured a little vanilla extract into my palms and rubbed it over my arms and legs, smells so much better than that stinky Avon stuff. It also gives me a slight tanned look, lol.

  • Lori

    I like the name Gusto.

    Possibly stupid question here: do you heat up your lunch at lunchtime? I got a Mr. Bento kit for Christmas and trying to figure out how to use it.

  • They seriously have the best BBQ pizza!

  • OH NO WAY! I am so trying this on the weekend when I’m weeding!!

    All my life I’ve just put up with mosquito bites because as much as I hate them, I hate the smell of Off even more. Mosquito punks are about the only option I’ve had.

  • Hey Lori, a thermal jar can keep food hot for several hours, so just put your food in hot. The only thing is that if you pack cool stuff like fruit or salad, you should probably pack it in the bottom so that the heat doesn’t rise up and cook it.

    I do heat up my lunch most times at work after taking the cover off. Those are pretty much never microwave safe.

  • You’ll have to experiment with the amount of vanilla and water to get it right, too little and it won’t work. Good luck, all I know it that mosquitoes in Texas don’t like it.

  • Funny: your dog’s name peanut and mine is named… SUSHI!

  • What kind of dog is he? He looks exactly how my bogie did when he was a puppy! Mine is a Chihuahua Corgi mix. I swear I was so confused when I saw the pic at the bottom wondering how my dogs pic ended up on your site lol

  • Thanks for the tip, it didn’t seem to work too well. But I did smell fantastic!! lol

  • OMG what a cute name!

  • Not too sure except that his mama was part pit bull!

  • wow he just looks so similar, even the coloring! I miss my little Bogie monster being that tiny! he’s super cute! I’m sure with him being part pit that he’ll get a lot bigger than mine lol. Did you stick with Peanut?

  • Naw we call him Max now. 🙂