Un-Bento #12: A Good Haul

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II. Blog pictures will be fun from now on~

so what did everybody get for christmas

i got some fun stuff

i hope everyone had a good day and that nobody is getting stuck in this blizzard we're supposed to be having

merry christmas!

I hope we get snowed in so I can read thissss <3


Un-Bento #11: The Christmas Taco

so at our house on christmas eve our family does something that is apparently kind of weird

see nobody except my stepdad really ever wants a whole 'nother turkey dinner like a month after thanksgiving

i don't want to eat one

nobody wants to cook one

i'm usually in the kitchen all day making christmas presents this time of year anyway because spoilers everyone gets cookies

so we do the christmas taco

it's fast

it's easy

it's red and green

what more do you people want

it'll be christmas in 13 minutes i need to play more ragnarok i mean play with the android phone i got for making the dean's list this semester (3.85 baby awww yeahhhh) i mean uh sleep and wait for santa yes




The latest Hanukkah cookies.
s-so our family is roughly as late as three late things and we are having our Hanukkah party tomorrow night

we have a big yankee swap every year and being in college i don't really ever have much to contribute so i thought i'd make up a box of cookies and truffles

oreo cheesecake truffles

i know you're interested now

Sad naked truffles. :c
they're made by food processing a package of oreo cookies and mixing the whole thing in with an 8-ounce glub of cream cheese

roll them into balls and refrigerate for a short period of time until they stop being greasy and falling apart

they are delicious

e-especially after you cover them in chocolate and or more oreo crumblies

anyway here's a dreidel cookie for funsies
and the recipe for extra funsies:

delicious non-denominational sugar cookies

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or less if you use salted butter)
      • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  1. preheat oven to 325 degrees F (~165 C)
  2. combine the flour and salt in a middly-size bowl
  3. cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until it's super fluffy and awesome
  4. add the egg and vanilla and beat until well blended
  5. scrape down sides of bowl and add the flour mix and then beat it until it's combined BUT DON'T MIX IT TOO MUCH (it will seem like it is too dry and not mixy and terrible but do the next part anyway)
  6. gather the dough into a ball then make the ball into a disk and refrigerate until cold (like an hour or so)
  7. roll out dough on a floured surface or between two pieces of parchment paper (rubber spacers make uniform rolling easy)
  8. use cookie cutters to make fun shapes and then bake for 13 minutes

delicious non-denominational royal icing

$7.99 plus tax because connecticut is lame like that
  1. drive to joanne fabrics
  2. buy royal icing in a bottle
  3. once at home try to open the cap by stabbing
  4. after stabbing hand realize that cap twists open like glue
  5. microwave bottle according to package directions
  6. frost cookies
  7. decorate cookies with sugar if you want or just leave icing to dry


Un-Bento #9: Cooked Meat

Homemade beef stewwww <3 THANKS MOM

w-well finals are over and so i am home for a little bit for christmas

i have plans for the new year but now i'm not sure if i'll be able to hit up the party at the barn

but you know what 

home-cooked meals and family 

so there <3


Bento #45: Last Day of Classes!

Tamagoyaki, veggies, riceball, and butter cookies leftover from my History Club 
yankee swap gift.
today is my last day of classes

one is already over

i just have to hand in a writing portfolio at two and i'm done with real work and on to makeup work

if i can just finish it fffff i need to redo like everything againnnn
at least i have delicious yums to fuel me except it's decorate-your-own-gingerbread-man at the dc today so i might just eat six of those \o/


Un-Bento #8: Fresh Meat

wrist guards have metaly things on the backs too
two not-bentos in a row i'm a champ huh

buuuuut i got put on skates for the first time yesterday

i sucked hardcore and i hurt today but it was super fun
a-at least now i know how to fall

assuming my wednesday final doesn't take me out i should be able to go to both practices

and i am Excite


Un-Bento #7: Happy Hanukkah!

i had a hanukkah party tonight!

mostly as an excuse to make delicious food hurr <3

i am actually really proud of myself i mean look at that bread

i made that bread from scratch

like with yeast and rising and punching and rolling and braiding and egg washing and everything

it was amazing

and will make incredible french toast tomorrow morning~

also there was kugel that i might even call a little too vanilla-y but i'm not complaining

and last but not least 

i mean really would it be hanukkah without latkes?

even if mine were not very pretty they were delicious and that alone sets them apart from last year's \o/


Bento #44: Hamburger Steak, New Box

Hamburger steaks, rice, spinach, and way-too-good-to-the-point-of-being-
weird-for-December-in-New-Hampshire fruit.

s-so i got a new bento box for the first night of hanukkah <3

t-thanks mommm

p.s. sorry about the weird exposure in the main photo it's hard to get the right settings on a cloudy day;;

Say hi to little red <3

this box is actually perfect- it holds 530 mL which is just right for a middle-sized box (the light green one-tier holds 450 i think and the big two-tier red holds closer to 650-700)

plus unlike the other two-tier i have it has snaps instead of being held together with an elastic band which is Very Cool

and i haven't had a blue one before NEW COLORS I CAN REUSE SHIRTS AS BACKDROPS HOORAY