Because of the gorgeous weather, I got so obsessed with the idea of “lunch in the park” last weekend. On Saturday, I bought sandwich and canned coffee at a convenience store and enjoyed them in the park. But on Sunday, I went a little further and made a homemade bento.
Bento I made last Sunday
Do you want to know what the food in the bento box is? OK, starting with the rice balls:
* Onigiri with minced takana pickles (green) and with salmon flakes (pink).
* Shiso and chicken meatballs
* Tamagoyaki (rolled omelet),
* Grilled salmon with shimeji mushrooms, mitsuba leaves and miso-mayonnaise glaze, and
This bento was just so-so, to tell you the truth. The food tasted rather bland in the park, even though I thought everything was OK when I had tasted it in my kitchen. Also, the “bento in the park” attempt on Sunday wasn’t as successful as that on Saturday. I couldn’t find a good place to sit down and take a photo of bento like I did last year. And it was a little hot, and several mosquitoes bugged the hell out of me. Yeah, I was their lunch. And even though I brought my camera to take some shots of early signs of autumn, grasses and trees in the park were still green and I didn't see any autumn flower.
So here I posted a photo that I took on my way back from the park. This was the only photo of a sign of autumn.
Oh well, there’ll be more weekends to come, so we’ll see…