Last night I made a multi-bean, lentil, veggie, and ham soup; it was a perfect busy-day meal--everything got tossed into the crock pot in the morning, and presto! dinner was waiting when I got home.
I don't have any bento boxes suitable for soup--all of mine are the loose-lidded variety, so today's bento is just packaged in a Ziplock container.
I added some parsley for color--unfortunately, despite the great flavor, this soup leaves a little to be desired, visually speaking. I think, perhaps, some carrots might have lended a bit of pop as well, but too late now:)
Finals are coming up in a week and a half--and I'm definately starting to stress out already. If you're not familiar with law school exams, a person's entire grade for the semester is based solely on the final exam. The test for each class is usually 3 1/2 to 4 hours long, and you usually need every second (and sometimes then some). I find bento-making to be great stress relief--I like to take the 10-30 minutes every evening to arrange them. I think it's a little bit zen, trying to find the ideal relationship between elements, or just plain fun when putting together the charaben-style bentos.
Thanks again to all my new visitors and commentors--I hope you keep visiting and participating!