Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I only seem to eat bentos on rainy days...

Leftover Mediterranean-seasoned chicken and crispy purple fingerling potatoes on whole wheat pasta
Red grapes and fuyu persimmon dusted with cinnamon and ginger (I used my leaf cookie cutters again!)

I'd never tried persimmon until last week or so. The name just sounds unappealing, somehow. But, I've noticed them featured in other bentos around the Internet, so I decided to try them. I actually found some at Walmart after a trip to Kroger proved unsuccessful. I have to say, I'm definitely a fan of the persimmon! They're reminiscent of cantaloupe or honeydew as far as texture goes, but they're sweeter. The fuyu variety can be eaten with the skin on, but I prefer them peeled.

I ate this bento at home today since I wasn't at school during lunch. All of us are coming down with something-or-other, but Wyatt seems to be getting over his cold already. The rainy weather today didn't seem to help matters. Blah. =(

Here's hoping the rest of the week goes a little better!

-Mother Nature Mom