Lunch, Boxed and Better

Just so you understand where I'm coming from--I hate frozen dinners, I'm not a huge fan of sandwiches, and I'm addicted to over-sleeping.  Hence my normal rotation of lunches consists of dried pasta or rice packets, tuna salad and crackers kits, every so often some dinner leftovers, and occasionally a bag of microwave popcorn.  I've been thinking for awhile now that it's kind of starting to get old, but I have trouble coming up with new ideas.

So today, when I stumbled onto a link to "Lunch in a Box", I was instantly and completely hooked.  The blog is based around the bento box lunches it's author, "Biggie", makes for herself, her husband, and their young son, "Bug".  It's beautiful, it's fun, and she manages to work in an amazing variety of foods.

After being so wonderfully inspired (and ordering my own cutie little yellow bento box) I decided to experiment by packing a tupperware container bento box style.  I used Biggie's instructions for packing as a guide, and muffin tins as dividers.  Since my tupperware was deep I stacked the food in two layers.  It worked, but it did make my top layer a little wobbly.  Everything is packed pretty tightly so I think it will be OK, but I wouldn't be terribly surprised if there's a little seepage.  Anyway, here's tomorrow's lunch....much better than greasy popcorn, that's for sure.