One week into bento revival and I've already fallen behind on posting. :P Friday's bento was largely a compilation of leftovers. The rice balls are "shiny" because I was experimenting with using saran wrap to help shape the rice balls and hold on toppings. The left is sushi rice topped with a sweet simmered mushroom cap, the right (with the little animal face) is rice stuffed with leftover soboro. Middle is grapes cut in half and bottom is a lovely salad J. makes that uses peppers, celery, and cucumbers instead of lettuce. The sauce holder has Italian dressing.
On reflection, I realized this bento didn't have much protein. I didn't find myself getting hungry mid-afternoon, but I probably should have filled the grape-cup with scrambled eggs (which would have added some great color) - and then squished grapes in the empty spaces around the rice balls. Ah well. Live and learn. J's bento was slightly different with a pepper and blueberries instead of grapes.