I just love this bento. It’s true that it’s leaky (if you throw it around like a lunatic) and that it’s not insulated, but I still love it. These are things I somehow didn’t think to consider when I made the purchase. So one day I’ll be a smarter bento shopper. But for now, I will live in blissful ignorance of the fact that there are better boxes in existence.
If bento box shopping is anything like apartment hunting, I know it will take me several tries to get it right. I think it takes living somewhere you don’t want to (or eating out of a leaky bento) to make you realize what’s on your “deal-breaker” list.
After last year’s apartment fiasco, my residential deal breakers now include:
- Drug runners for neighbors
- Sealed windows (and therefore a fire hazard)
- Nonexistent closet space
- Nonexistent insulation
- Old ass kitchen appliances
- No washer/dryer
If I can find a place that excludes all of those things and is in a cute little walkable neighborhood with easy access to a library, a grocery store and ideally my place of business or schooling, I’m happy. Our current place meets the criteria for not having the deal breakers, but it’s in a crap location. Can’t win ‘em all.
You can, however, win with a bento. Today I had:
- Layer 1: Greek yogurt, grapes, peaches
- Layer 2: Lentils, quinoa, spinach
- Layer 3: Peanut apple slaw
A girl walked by when I was taking this picture outside my office and said, “Ooooh, that looks good.”