It seems Thursday nights are back on track (at least this week) with the return of my friend Marc. His college class is over, he ACED IT and now it's time to celebrate.
Adding to the celebration is Carlos's GF Linda who recently graduated from Nursing School!!! WOO HOO!!!
How does one celebrate all this accomplishment? By taking the Japanese traditional lunch box and totally reinventing it!!!
Marc sent me this link a few weeks ago - Bento on Flickr. And this crazy idea of mine was born.
My spin on bento includes a fondue pot, a s'mores maker and of course my trusty crockpot. Fun shaped foods that you can cook yourself, serve yourself - basically all I have to do is the chopping. This is what the menu is shaping up to be (pun intended)
Pretty Little Bean Dip - different colored bean dips piped into a pattern on a plate and served with pita bread.
Hawaiian Indoor Cookout - flowers of pineapple and ham served with Sterno and sticks.
Seascape Fondue - an underwater view of life as an octopus hot dog with lots of veggies and homemade veggie stock to cook it in.
Hot Chili with Hearts of Cheese - crockpot chili served with cheesy faces and fun shaped fresh-made cornbread.
Linda's Dream Dessert!!! - Strawberry-Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches with Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!!!
Bang on, my peeps!