I stopped for coffee at Starbucks and made goo-goo eyes at the most gorgeous male specimen I have ever seen. Seriously. Crystal blue eyes. Brown, shiny, rock star locks. Killer smile. I left my laptop open to my web stuff so he could read it. So if you did... email me or I'll be back next Saturday, same time, same bat channel ;)
After hottie rock star left, I did too. I ran a bunch of errands. Post office, bank, Costco (cheapest price on my Silk soy milk and hothouse cucumbers), came home and knocked a couple of things off my to do list then this evening I decided to bring dinner to the lake near my house.
It was a beautiful day today, sunny, breezy, 70's. Lawn chair, reading material, and my super cool bento box dinner...
Pink Box (top left): Shelly's Pizza Bean Salad V2
Green Box (top right): Cherries
Blue Box (bottom left): Just the Cheese Crunchy Cheese - Grilled Cheese flavor
Orange Box (bottom right): Shelly's Red, White & Blueberry Strawberry Cannoli
Made a yummy variation on my original Pizza Bean Salad based on what I had on hand...
Shelly's Pizza Bean Salad Version 2
2 (15 oz.) cans Cannelini Beans (White Kidney Beans), drained & rinsed
1/3 cup Pepperoni, chopped (I used mini slices)
2 Mozzarella Cheesesticks, chopped (I had some fresh mozzarella to use up)
1/4 cup Olive Tapenade (find in deli department/olive bar or make it)
1 Cucumber, sliced
3 Roma Tomatoes, chopped
2 Tablespoons Pesto Sauce (storebought or homemade)
1 Tablespoon Fresh Basil, chopped
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
2 Tablespoons Fruity Vinegar (Champagne, Citrus, etc.)
Mix all ingredients together.
The many duck friends that came to check out my bento dinner...
Wishing you all a safe & relaxing Memorial weekend. Thank you to the men & woman serving our country, past and present, for your (and your families) sacrifices.