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PlutoSurvivor
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posted May 02, 2015 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ha, I never knew what a Bento was until I came across another new library book last week, How To Do Absolutely Everything -Homegrown Projects from Real Do-It-Yourself Experts. You can search Instructables.com for step by step instructions.
http://m.instructables.com/id/Crafting-a-Bento/

A Bento is a work of art, and there are rules to follow in making one. In case you are still in suspense, a Bento is a Japense Lunch Box meal. Vibrant artistic visual display, designed with certain proportions of food types, made and served in a Bento Box. There are several types of boxes with different shapes. Lock & Lock boxes are recommended for removable dividers and air tight freshness.

Interested in rules? Traditional bento follows 4-3-2-1 rule. 4 parts rice, 3 parts protein, 2 parts vegetable, 1 part "treat".

Pack flavors that run or stick together with a divider
Separate wet foods from dry with a nested container
Sauces and dressings go in their own bottles with lid or cap
No refrigeration or heating

Accessories:
Mini Cupcake forms
Dividers such as the green plastic grass
Shrimp forks, toothpicks, skewers, chopsticks
Cookie Cutters, craft lunch, craft blade
Sauce bottles or very small zip lock bags for sauces

Food:
Asian market specialty store is a must

The concept:
Design starting with main item
Then use of color
Next use texture
And lastly use a theme to tie it together

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This is truly food fun. Check out photos online by searching "Bento" or check out these additional links:

http://m.jbox.com/category/820

http://www.cookingcute.com/
http://www.flickr.com/groups/bentoboxes/


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posted July 15, 2015 01:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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posted July 15, 2015 04:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Valentine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a way too much work for me to try.

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posted July 16, 2015 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted July 17, 2015 01:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I understand. Yes, us billies can be lazy.

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posted July 18, 2015 05:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PlutoSurvivor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, a lot if work.

But don't you think "pretty food" tastes better?

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posted July 18, 2015 04:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep! You eat with your eyes first.

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posted July 19, 2015 02:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Presentation matters.

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posted July 19, 2015 08:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ami Anne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Randall:
I understand. Yes, us billies can be lazy.



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posted July 19, 2015 10:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Valentine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What are billies?

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posted January 01, 2016 12:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A billy goat (Cappy).

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posted January 02, 2016 12:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We eat. Anything. Lots.

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posted January 04, 2016 12:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Always hungry.

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posted January 05, 2016 04:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Destroyed some Chinese food today.

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^^^^ lol!

Ok, this sounds amazing! And actually easy if you already eat this style of food! I had sushi today!
Thank you!

I've done something similar with dinner in the past on a grander scale, also.

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posted January 19, 2016 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Same today, but it was free (birthday).

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HadesFish
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posted January 19, 2016 09:17 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Free part was best part, I'll bet.
In all seriousness, Happy Birthday.


Bento box lunch idea is clever and unique. I really like it. I'm sick of food right now and this you can dress up with many sauces and really cater to you.

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posted January 20, 2016 12:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Free food is always good for a billy.

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posted January 21, 2016 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks!

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A bit late, but you're welcome. Hope you and yours enjoyed, and hope you shared, lol.

Also would like to thank for thinking of us here and verbally serving us on your special day. And eating.

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posted September 12, 2016 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rules for art?

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posted September 13, 2016 12:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Or rules for food art?

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posted September 14, 2016 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rules of crafts?

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posted August 04, 2017 08:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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