Bento #54: Did I Say Hiatus?

Lentil soup (which is very hard to photograph to make look appetizing btw), 
honey-wheat bread, and strawberries and blueberries. (approx. 320 cal)

s-so when i said i'd be awhile i didn't count on my wonderful awesome lovely mom coming up to visit and take me shopping hee <3;

i have no longer eaten myself out of house and home

just wait until next month if you're here for the dregs-of-the-cabinets bentos

for today have some soup i made 

i'd never tried lentils before last night but i figured what the hell

cheap and full of protein can't beat it

overall that pot of soup cost maybe $2 to make tops

and it is delicioussss

have a recipe because i'm nice like that
reeeeally hard
delicious lentil soup (barely adapted from vegetarian.about.com)

1 tsp vegetable oil
1 whole onion, diced
1 carrot, sliced
3-4 mushrooms, chopped
4 cups chicken broth (i didn't have vegetable HA VEGETARIANS)
1 cup dry green lentils
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp dried thyme
2  bay leaves
1 dash salt
1 tbsp lemon juice

1. sautee all the vegetables in a big pot in the oil for about 5 minutes or until the onions are see-through and the carrots are softer
2. add everything else except the lemon juice and bring to a boil
3. turn the heat down and cover and simmer until the lentils are done (about 45 minutes but it took me closer to 50 hurp)
4. fish out the bay leaves and add the lemon juice right before serving


Un-Bento #16: Baby Hiatus

From left to right: Ronnie (ECDD), Shauna (of MARD), and yours truly (also ECDD).
hey remember when i had no food last week

still haven't found a ride to the store

bentos will be sparse for a little while

p.s. no mom i will not take a taxi to the grocery store until i am completely out of food

oh well i got fed this weekend at the great derby social

and learned how to clean and replace my bearings as you can see above

i'm really hoping for another round of assessments before the season starts (first bout in Providence April 10th) but i know i won't officially be on the track for a long time

oh and i didn't get my job

it's been an up-and-down week


Bento #53: Need To Go Shopping Bento

PBJ on low-cal bread, sharp cheddar, clementine, and snacks, approx. 650 cal.

welp it's that time of the month again

where i um

have no food not


y-yeah i've been eating on campus a lot orz

because i don't have too too much at home besides sandwich stuff

which isn't good because i need to bring something to the great derby social potluck this weekend


although i don't even have butter for that ffff


Bento #52: Group Process Bento

Steamed rice, sesame teriyaki chicken, carrot kinpira, and grapes.


s-so um as some of you may be aware i'm working on becoming an RA on campus next year

i'm really excited about it

and uhmm WELL on sunday i had to do the first step toward getting the job which is group process

basically you go make up a pretend program you would put on for your residents and get observed doing some RA-type things and they then decide if you can get an individual interview or not

soooo i did a program on what i like to think i'm good at

I forgot how to draw since high school I KNOW THERE'S AN EMPTY SPACE THEY 

so i cooked up a bunch of different little things that could be made in a res hall kitchen and fed them to my group of observers while i explained nutritional benefits and then made a which-of-these-things-has-more-calories flash card game to fulfill the educational requirement

winner of the game would win a bento set or something 

aaaand i got my interview aaa i'm so nervousss i have to call today and make an appointment for friday

then we don't find out until valentine's day

thankfully the great derby social is the 12th and 13th so i have a lot of skating and buying and socializing to take up the time and ease the SUSPENSE