Thursday, January 05, 2006

Sushi for Two

Look at what Santa brought me for Christmas! It's my very own grown-up Laptop Lunch Date with gorgeous Bento Bag (and a water bottle and thermos, too!). Now when I eat lunch with Little shmoo I'll be packing my own food instead of stealing all of his! Today I made a cucumber roll for myself and some inari sushi for shmoo, with edamame, green grapes, and Botan rice candy for both of us. My little container has the soy sauce and his has the pickled ginger. I packed my lunch into the stylish bag, tucked the chopsticks in the side pocket, and then...
...off I went to my high-paid executive office job...er, I mean, to teach seven-year-olds the "ay" sound.
Verdict: We were just too cool today. Sushi with chopsticks was the envy of the entire class. 5 stars. (Thank you so much, Tammy & Amy!)

28 comments:

Leslie said...

Super-cool that you have one too. I always wondered why you didn't have your own, but then again, Shmoo's food is worth stealing! I want this lunch for my dinner RIGHT NOW.

Danielle said...

Don't you look cute with your little bag. And the vegan sushi looks yummy!

Parasol said...

Be My Mom!!!!!

(Okay, I'm 30 and my partner packs me yummy meals... but please Be My Mom!!!!!)

Anonymous said...

does shmoo have more than one of the lunchboxes? in some pictures it looks purple and in some it looks blue!

it's nice to see the mommy behind these wonderful lunches!

awesome as always.


jessica

Jennifershmoo said...

Wow, you're very observant! Yep, I have a backup for the times he forgets some or all of his lunch containers at school.

VeganDoc said...

Does Shmoo use chopsticks, or does he eat the sushi with his hands?

Shelly said...

Aren't you just adorable! Shmoo is so lucky to have such a cool mom! And your sushi rolls look so professional. I'm still trying to figure out how to make them so they're not all falling apart. :P My favorite rolls are avocado and radish sprout rolls, and I always end up with the avocado squooshing out of the end!

Dee said...

How cool do you look?! I may have to request that bento bag for my birthday...it looks so stylish! I love packing sushi and edamame for lunch! I even got some bento sized chopsticks from Ebay for me and my daughter to use. They fit right in the outer container.

Jennifershmoo said...

Gasp! Must...have...bento sized chopsticks!

Shmoo is working on using chopsticks and is getting better all the time, but usually picks up the sushi with his fingers. I was taught that either way is acceptable, sushi etiquette-wise.

Nic said...

Great lunches. And that's a great photo of you heading off to "work"! I love how the bag matches your sweater.

Ferocious Killer Kat said...

the food looks awesome. This is the 2nd vegan food blog I am bookmarking and I am gonna visit it daily. I dig vegan food.. hmm I am hungryyyyyy!!!!

MommaSchell said...

Looks too good! Yum! I visit your blog daily, and I have become REALLY inspired.

I placed my first order of Laptop Lunch items to sell at my store and online and should receive it by Monday. I'll have the items for sale on my webstore sometime early next week. I did not order any of the Bento Bags to sell yet, though. Was waiting to introduce them around Earth Day (or April.) If everything sells well, I will bring them in even sooner. Can't wait -- they are pretty cool! Thanks much for sharing your ideas!

Anonymous said...

laptop lunch box people should pay you royalties or something :o)

FilmStocker said...

Now sushi in matching mother-son Bento boxes! You're too much!

I love it! (Don't be parasol's mom... Be mine!)

Film Stock

Anonymous said...

mmmm sushi...I could eat that in my lunch everyday. However, I doubt my kids would feel the same. Looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

I know you'll have fun with that! Great pic, btw!

From Harmonia...it wouldn't let me log in for some reason

Anonymous said...

Shelly, try using avocado that's slightly less ripe to prevent it from squishing out the ends. It's a bit fussy, but I'd say sushi-ripe is about 2 days less ripe than guacamole-ripe.
-Kourtney

Leslie said...

You do need to somehow get in the royalty mix at the LapTopLunches.

MommaSchell said...

Try the Fuerte or Bacon avocadoes for your sushi. They are much more firm even when ripe and are perfect for avocado (sushi) rolls. The Haas avocado is the "guacamole" variety and when ripe, it mushes when you roll. --Michelle

Anonymous said...

ohhh i love it :) i've been reading your blog since november :) makes me smile. when you publish your cookbook you have to make sure we can get it in the uk .. pretty please
emily xx

Anonymous said...

Yay! I ordered a few laptop sets for the kids & one "lunchdate" set for my husband. When Amy asked how I had heard of them, I mentioned your blog ofcourse & said that they should totally send you a "lunchdate", too! I have yet to use ours now that school has started, but am inspired by what you have done for your son. Thank you! ~mom to 5 in VA

Rebecca said...

You look so cute! And I love the sushi lunches. MMM!

Elizabeth said...

Your hair! It's short! How cute! When was this done? I guess it's been a while since I've seen a current picture of you. You do look super-cool.

KnittyMomma said...

i just recently found this site and while my boys dont go to school as of yet...your lunches have been tasty tasty here at home. Do you have a place where you have your older recipes? I'd love to see them!

Anhoni Patel said...

Whoa. I'm impressed. How do yo make inari?! It's my fav.

Anonymous said...

The inari looks so professional! Where did you get the recipe for it?

~Leilani

Jennifershmoo said...

My aunt taught me how to make inari (I grew up eating her inari and sushi rolls). The recipe is in the forthcoming cookbook...

red said...

thank you



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