Lid: square, frosted oatmeal cookie [leftover from Bible study this week — perfectly Bento shaped!]; Starbuck’s napkin [still using the stash of coffee supplies leftover from SMUNC]
Top tier: Heart-shaped onigiri [prefrozen from a night that the dining hall had sticky rice] made with pumpkin furikake [from my dry foods and seasonings stash] and topped with salami hearts [from sandwich bar at brunch today]; edamame, broccoli, olive-and-salami skewers [all from the salad bar]; “makeshift” tea egg [soaked a hardboiled egg from the salad bar in strong tea and soy sauce for about 20 min, mainly for color rather than flavor]
Bottom tier: Orange, grapefruit, and kiwi salad with banana hearts [fruit collected over the course of 2 meals today].
Not shown: Bottle of water, packet of soy sauce picked up from one of the eateries on campus that serves sushi daily.
Tomorrow morning my boyfriend is taking me to one of the events for the the San Mateo County MLK Jr. Day Celebration that he’s been working on planning since September (He works for the MLK Papers Project on campus. I told him I wanted to go support him and see the fruits of his labor ^_^). We’re leaving before 8 am to get there on time, and after the ceremony, he’s going into SF for the rest of the day, while I’m returning home on the Caltrain [note to self: remember Caltrain pass]. I’m thus bringing breakfast to eat on the way (half a custard bun and part of a banana — I may also bring some graham crackers and an apple in case the BF wants to eat something too), as well as a lunch to eat on the train home.
I was a little disappointed with the fruit salad. I had hoped to cut out the kiwi and bananas with my new flower cutters, but the banana I chose was too small for the smallest cutter, and the crazy dining hall cut the kiwi LENGTHwise instead of widthwise, which meant that I’d end up with one piece all core and seeds and the rest too small to use the cutters on. Sigh. I also discovered the hard way that citrus fruit does not take kindly to brute force applied by cutters (I just ended up smushing the pulp). This is a somewhat messier bento than my previous ones. In a bit I’ll go over to late night for a nibble (horrors! I actually didn’t bring enough food back after dinner to leave me a snack) and to pick up a plastic fork.