I have a meatloaf cupcake
(with a little container of ketchup on the side), steamed snow peas
steamed purple sweet
potato. I normally bake - well, microwave - sweet
potatoes, but the purple ones I've gotten lately were
small and rather dry, so I tried slicing them into half-inch-thick
"coins" and throwing them into the steamer.
The result: the color is not as bright, but they came
out moist and very sweet! I'll remember this trick.
Anyway, I also have blood orange segments, some mango,
and several pieces of sasquatch jerky.
I like beef jerky, but I haven't packed it in my
lunches because, well, something you gnaw on isn't very
bento-istic, is it? But when the folks at jerky.com
asked me if I'd try a sample of their new sasquatch
jerky, I couldn't resist. (Don't worry, Sasquatch
are no longer on the Threatened Species list, and they
use only free range sasquatches.) It's surprisingly
tender - somehow I had expected it to be tough
- and it tastes nothing like chicken.
Edit: This was originally posted on April Fool's
Day, 2009. 'Nuff said!