Thursday, November 12, 2009

Agaste and Agag-No Bento Today

I slipped out of the house today without packing a bento. I thought about it but didn't feel so bad since it was actually the first time I had not packed a bento since the beginning of school in
August. I packed a simple turkey sandwich and a cereal bar with a stainless steel water bottle. At lunch is when the slippery slope struck. As I saw the children in line with hot "Picadillo" and Rice for lunch my turkey sandwich did not look at all appetizing. Next thing I knew I was buying hot lunch for myself. How quickly we go down that slippery slope...It looked good, but it didn't taste as good as I had remembered. Worse though was the looks I received when I sat down to eat at the faculty table. Mouths dropped and I got lots of comments from the peanut gallery about my bento downfall. The shame was too much, I'll pack tomorrow I swear...


  1. Awww everybody needs a bento holiday sometimes! Otherwise it stops being phun ^-^

    What is "picadillo"??

  2. Don't worry about it, we all have off days. Though I will admit, the days I don't pack a bento are the days I really miss them. Even a sandwich now isn't very appetizing to me!

  3. Thanks for the kind words of encouragement. Picadillo is a Cuban dish made up of ground beef diced potatoes, onions, diced tomatoes, a little red sauce,garlic, green olives, cumin, cinnamon, pepper, salt, and probably something I am forgetting sauted and served on white rice. It is very good when done well and a comfort food like Macaroni and cheese on a cool day.