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Saturday, February 12, 2011

almost valentine's day bento

Hi bento pals! A quick post on Friday's lunch, which featured balsamic and garlic marinated steak, haricots verts with oven-roasted carrots, leeks and parsnips and the bonus of a delicious yogurt-basil pesto sauce made by hubby.

Little konpeito candies with hearts decorated bag from Kiteya in NYC plus two bright clementines with a homemade sparkly bead pick also in this nearly Valentine's Day bento...

Have a lovely weekend!

30 comments:

tofugirl said...

Absolutely beautiful :D I love the sound of the steak and the yogurt-basil pesto sauce! But mostly, I love how sweet and beautiful this all looks. Have an excellent weekend :)

Bentobird said...

Hi Carol! Lovely comments, thanks!!...have a great weekend, we are getting closer to spring little by little :D

Lyndsey said...

Love your homemade sparkly bead pick! The sauce sounds wonderful, I'll have to try it. I just received my new organic vegetable and fruit basket yesterday, so I'll have to get busy, now that my sister and niece flew back to Michigan!

The heart background is so cute! Have a wonderful weekend Jenn!

Bentobird said...

Hi Lyndsey, happy Saturday! The sauce was a magical combo of Greek yogurt, basil pesto, a little mayo, garlic puree--I think you'll like it. Your organic fruit and veggie basket sounds awsome, can't to see what you'll cook up with them..."see" you soon! ^^

Comtesse du Cupcakes said...

What a cute bento! ♥ I love the bag of candy and that beautiful homemade sparkly food pick ♥

Bentobird said...

Thank you Comtesse du Cupcakes! I find this little bag of candy so cheerful--it was love at first sight when I came across them! By the way, what is your favorite way to enjoy tea?

Robin said...

Hi Jenn,
What a rich and earthy bento for your valentine treat! I can just taste the balsamic-garlic infused steak. Roasted carrots -- sweet! A lovely and delicious luncheon with cheery, happy valentines. I can't imagine handling all those little seed beads for your sparkly pick. WoW!

Comtesse du Cupcakes said...

My favourite way to enjoy tea is on a lovely sunny day in one of my favourite tea rooms, curled up with a notebook and cake ♥ or sitting in my garden after I've been tending my plants, watching all the wildlife ♥ No matter how busy you are, you should always make time to relax and enjoy tea properly : ) What's your favourite way to enjoy tea?

Kay Heritage said...

What a treat for my eyes! I needed this after having not-so-good meal at a local restaurant and my tummy is all churned up. ahh....I feel better already.

Bentobird said...

Hi Robin! There was a wonderful flavor alchemy between the beef and basil/garlic/yogurt flavors...yum! I actually found these beads at a local bead shop, so all I did was pop them on a toothpick for a quick bento accent!

Hope you are enjoying the weekend--is spring popping up where you are yet?

Bentobird said...

Hi there Comtesse du Cupcakes! I'd love to see pictures of your garden and its wildlife residents, sounds lovely! And of your favorite tearooms, how feminine and fun that sounds...

I usually have chai in the morning, made with black tea, powdered ginger, cinnamon, sometimes cloves, always honey and milk. So soothing and good!

Bentobird said...

Hi Kay! Aw, sorry to hear of that unpleasant meal, hope you are feeling much better now...
best wishes :D

Robin said...
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Robin said...

Yes Jenn, we're busting out the blossoms on acacia, plum and other early fruit trees. Daffodils and narcissus waving their pretty yellow heads. Weather has been glorious with highs around 68 and blue skys. If you see any footage of the AT&T Pro-Am at Pebble Beach you'll know what kind of week it has been. I'm just on the other side of the bay. This wonderfulness will soon travel to your side of the world, honest!

Angeleyes said...

Oh what a bright V day bento!!!!
How does these kompeito taste like???
I saw them in the supermarkets the other
day but did not buy as I don't have sweet tooth
and I try not to give my kids too much candies.

Bentobird said...

Hi Robin, thanks for sharing this beautiful weather and flora report and enjoy!!

Bentobird said...

Hi Angeleyes, how are you? Glad you liked this one! I tried just a couple of the kompeito, they were simple and sweet...I have them here really to enjoy their pretty shapes and wrapping...when it comes to candy, I'm all about chocolate!

Mayu said...

Wow, your bento is beautiful!
Steak with yogurt basil pesto looks so yummy.
Conpeito is such a cute treat! I love the texture and the sound they make in the mouth!

Bentobird said...

Hi Mayu! Thanks for visiting with these sweet comments :D Happy bentoing!

Token (Bento-Lunch-Blog) said...

So beautiful! Always fantastic in color! happy valentine! <3

Lia Chen said...

So sweet Jenn! Happy Valentine's Day ♥

Bentobird said...

Hi Token, lovely to have you visit, wishing you a happy and bright Valentine's Day!^^

Bentobird said...

Hi Lia! Thanks so much and have a beautiful Valentine's Day. I've loved your bentos on this holiday theme :D

Judy said...

Happy Valentine's Day Bentobird!
Your bentos are always so bright in content and color. Love the candy too;)

Bentobird said...

Hi Judy--you too, friend! Thanks. Hope you are enjoying the day. Your latest bento has me inspired to splurge on a set as fancy and cool...!

Susan Yuen said...

Wow, your bento looks amazing as always! Absolutely mouthwatering! :)

That's Ron said...

happy valentines day!

Bentobird said...

Hi Susan, thank you dear!

Bentobird said...

Hi Ron! Hope your was awesome :D

ניבה קרן-אור said...

very nice!! i inivte you to see my valentin's bento!! http://oishii-o-bento.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentines-day-obento.html
niva