So this will be the last bento before christmas:
Lower tier: Tortellini with veggies, ham and cheese, meatballs, brokkoli
On Christmas Eve I will prepare a jubako full of nice food for my collegues. I glad that I will have the day off before so I can spend some time in the kitchen for it. I still have to plan what will be in so I can go shopping tomorrow after work. I have some tasty things waiting in my freezer, too.
I saw nicely packed sakura jubako (like the one I got this week) made by Bento Bliss on Flikr today that inspired me a lot. I find it always a little difficult to pack a new box. You have to figure out how to drape the food to look nice and fill the box to the maximum.
I had two days off so I tried to clean up my kitchen a little and to make it more organized. I started with my pantry because often I go shopping and buy things that are still hidden in the fathomless depth of my cupboard ...
On the upper tier are the things I don´t need so often (my hangiri and my bamboo steamer and some instant ramen for emergency cases)
On the second tier are my canned goods and some "Miracoli"-noodle and sauce mixes as well as cake-mixes for suprise family visits
On the lower tier are various kinds of noodles, rice and other dry stuff.
I am sorry for not posting any "before" images, but I was to ashamed to take a photo of that mess ;) Now I am happy and the kitchen is ready for the new bento-year 2010.