First of all, my wonderful husband just installed a new kitchen light fixture for me with four 50-watt halogen bulbs, so I finally have much needed brighter lighting in there! However, I now need to play around with the picture-taking a bit so things don't look crazy washed out.
Second, I have something awful - a phenomenon known as "Pine Mouth". Sounds very strange, but apparently quite harmless unless you're the one suffering from it. Everything I put in my mouth tastes bitter and metallic! I started Googling for possible causes of such a terrible symptom, and after checking off liver disease and diabetes, discovered that pine nuts, yes, beloved pignolias, one of the star ingredients in the pesto I made the other evening, can cause a bitter taste for up to two months! Anyway, I'm taking my half-used bag of pine nuts back to TJ's and getting my money back. I really hope this is a short-lived disruption of my sense of taste. I thought I was going... err...nuts while making tomato sauce last night. Have you ever heard of this?
As for the lunch today, we went out to eat yesterday and E had one chicken tender left, so I made a sandwich of it on a toasted bun. I seriously cannot stand to waste food. And yes, that is my granola bite I bought from the bake sale yesterday. ;)
Bento #123 - Mini chicken sandwiches, organic banana chips, tango lettuce, cucumber flowers, homemade spinach and onion dip and a granola bite.