On Tuesday, my roommate was not home for dinner, but made food ahead of time and left it for me in the refrigerator. I decided to take a working dinner at my computer. But since working dinners are always kind of lonely and miserable, I decided to cheer myself up by making a bento of what she’d left.
In the main compartment is a sort of Krab loaf that she makes sometimes. Something like a delicious cross between a fritatta and a soufflé, eggy and light and studded throughout with peas, carrots and Krab sticks (the fake crab / surimi stuff). Nestled on top of salad greens, and drizzled with a little balsamic vinegar, it totally hit the spot. In the smaller compartment are an eggless fried rice (since there were so many eggs in the Krab loaf), and slices of Bartlett pear. This was way too much food for me. I was stuffed. I think I will have to reserve this box for sandwiches from now on, as packing too much food into it seems to be a perpetual problem for me whenever I use it. Maybe I could also use it for long trips or days when I won’t be able to come home straightaway for dinner. A small snack in one of the smaller compartments could help to tide me over between meals (though I’d actually prefer to have the snack in a separate container; I am weird like that). Thankfully, though, my roommate’s cooking is completely delish, so eating too much of it once in a while is never really a bad thing. Guess it worked out for me in the end. 🙂