Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thanksgiving Leftovers Bento

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and if you didn't celebrate I hope you had a wonderful regular day! lol
Anyway, I packed all my Thanksgiving leftover in my mini crock pot and brought them to work for lunch the day after Thanksgiving (I know this post is late, I've been busy with work and taking care of my wife who had wrist surgery and gallbladder surgery this month).
 I made the bento in layers and rows... The first layer was all the side dishes,
  • Corn with Butter Sauce
  • Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing (Homemade by me)
  • Peas
  • Squash
  • Mashed Potatoes
 The next layer was a thick slice of Turkey Breast from my mom's turkey. I stoll some of her leftovers when I went to visit because her food is the best!
Finally I topped it off with Gluten Free Turkey Gravy. YUM! gravy used to be on of my favorite foods. Stuffing as well. But seriously, I used to drown my food in gravy and then I licked the plate clean...

This bento was my favorite! The gravy kept everything moist and I ate a little bit of everything with each forkful.Isn't that the best way? I love having a little bit of everything in each bite... my wife is the opposite and eats everything separately.


  1. Sending healing thoughts to your wife and energizing thoughts to you. Gallbladder surgery was not fun - I remember how exactly not fun, but I know she'll be feeling much better now that it's taken care of.

    Tasty bento! We had about 12 people over back when we had Canadian Thanksgiving, and (this usually happens when a vegetarian cooks dinner, as we do sides super-well, right?) there were turkey leftovers, but no tasty sides for a leftover veggie bento. Maybe next year!

    1. Thank you so much for the well wishes and kind words.
      I try to make a lot of extra sides so I have enough leftovers because the side dishes are my favorite part. Personally I don't need the turkey at all.