18 Bento #151 - Moose Mac n' Cheese

Friday, January 7, 2011


I whipped up a batch of whole wheat mac n' cheese - so simple!  Takes 10 minutes, including the pasta cook time.  While the pasta is cooking, add 2 Tbs heavy cream, 4 oz cream cheese and a handful of shredded or cubed hard yellow cheese (I used cubed Colby Jack.)  Gently melt it together, and toss pasta in with it (about 1.5 cups.)  Salt and pepper to taste.

Today I picked up my first produce basket from Farmers Market Baskets.  I got so many great things for $20! I got a small organic basket which included 1 whole head each spinach & fancy lettuce, 3 stalks broccoli, 2 pears, 4 unripe bananas, 3 cameo apples, 3 oranges, 3 white potatoes, 2 tomatoes, 1 acorn squash and 1 onion, all organic or a 'clean 15'. It's really the perfect size for our family! Next time I will get extra apples, we eat tons of them in our house.

Last thing, I picked up a sweet masala dabba spice tin from World Market today, love it!  I can put any variety of spices and herbs in there I want, but I went the traditional Indian route and filled it with mustard seed, cumin seed, ground cardamom (don't have whole pods), curry, garam masala, coriander seeds and tumeric.  I get a hankering for one every time I watch Aarti Paarti on the Food Network.

Bento #151 - Whole wheat mac n' cheese, cherry tomatoes, organic steamed broccoli, clementine and a twin cherry gummy.

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18 comments:

BabyDealsDujour said...

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Keri S. said...

Hey there! Great blog! Following you from the Weekend Blog Hop.
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Meara said...

I had heard of Bento lunches, but I didn't really know what they were until I stumbled across your blog on the Weekend Blog Hop. I have a hard time keeping a healthy appetite. Sometimes I have to sit down and really MAKE myself eat.

After poking around your blog for little while, I'm really excited about experimenting with this. I think it could work for me. Thanks so much! I'm a new follower.

Meara at Not Twenty-Seven Yet

Jolene said...

Love your blog! We just started doing a little Bento here as well but with 4 kids to feed I stick with the muffin tins :) But you have some great ideas that I will prolly steal for our muffin tins!
Im a new follower..pls follow me back if u think u might like my blog! :)
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charsiubau (Bento-Mania) said...

Looks yummy! The box you are using is quite interesting. Where did you get it?

C. said...

Just got my Planet Box for Christmas and I am REALLY loving it! Thanks for the reccomendation!:)

Emily - Bentobloggy.com said...

Thanks! Bento-ing is so fun, and it's great to get ideas for healthy lunch making.

I'm following you all back!

Emily - Bentobloggy.com said...

@ charsiubau - it's a PlanetBox, cool huh?

Emily - Bentobloggy.com said...

@ Joelene - I actually have yet to do a muffin tin! Must start doing some of those. :)

Heather said...

Looks very yummy! I'm a new follower from the Weekend Blog hop!

I'd love for you to stop by and follow when you have the chance!

Heather From and Mommy Only Has Two Hands! and Lynhea Designs

Meara said...

Thanks so much for the comment on my blog! I'm trying hard to stay positive and not be too nervous about the things I might have to go through. YOU are inspiring!

Also, I wanted to let you know that I just awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award! Although, now that I'm here, I see you already have one :) Congrats on being fabulous!

Meara at Not Twenty-Seven Yet

Emily - Bentobloggy.com said...

Thank you, Meara! I'm going to add your blog link on my awards page ;)

Hanna said...

HI there! I'm your newest follower from the blog hop! Lovely blog:)
You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com
So glad to have found you. I love other foodie blogs and I have JUST dipped into the world of bento for my son:)

sbswtp said...

Thank you so much for checking out my blog and following me! :-) I love your blog and am your newest follower!!! :) Have a great weekend!

Lori said...

Following you from Tara's Weekend Blog Hop!

Please come see me! www.adayinmotherhood.com

Emily - Bentobloggy.com said...

Hi ladies, I'm following you all back, thanks for stopping by!

mienkintoshfairie said...

The moose mac and cheese is such a delicious and simple recipe. I made plenty of bento boxes the Japanese way in college. I'm happy that I found your blog, i'm motivated to make bento boxes again after viewing several of your posts, with American recipes ^_^!

I am your newest follower, and found you at Tara's blog hop. I have a blog all about fashion,food, and handmade.
http://mienkintoshfairie.blogspot.com/

xNTA said...

I'm not a follower from the blog hop but I *am* a new follower!

I have always loved lunch boxes and actually I had decided like 3 days ago that I was going to buy bentos to really make portioning and eating easier for me. I'm a student and I'm always on the go and eating healthy for me sometimes equates to ONE mcdonald's cheese burger instead of two (ay caramba, sounds even worse in print...). I had seen a picture of a bento box like this but forgot where it was and then I found your blog!!!! INSTANT HIT for me :)

Take care
Have a good one! x http://xNTA.blogspot.com/

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