On a post Halloween Monday I was a wee bit fuzzy when I made my cup of coffee. After hearing on Martha Stewart Radio; "this is the start of the Holiday eating season". I knew there had to be a healthy choice today for lunch. I am working this afternoon & doing the mid morning scramble which was off to a roaring great start. I was almost nose to nose with a snake this morning. I had my cup of coffee in hand while wondering what the cat was staring at on our patio...I stepped outside to investigate and had to shoo a very bold squirrel off the patio furniture. I say this because our Aussie dog was already out in the yard doing her morning patrol. While checking out the squirrel activity, I noticed something out of the corner of my eye. Generally I am the one who seems to spot the critters in my "where the wild things are" backyard. I spotted a King Snake clinging to the limestone around the french doors. I don't mind telling you I was astounded & jumped back into the house (in 2 giant leaps) all the while not spilling coffee! Thankfully, the snake did remove himself from the wall! (ack!!!) After calming down I packed a healthy Bento lunchbox for my busy day ahead. No recipes forthcoming on this post but I am watching where I am stepping today.
*If you wondered about my cute Bento: it is a Natural Leaf Bento lunch bag. I found this in both pink & green at the New Oriental Market here in Austin at 6929 Airport Blvd. I bought the pink for my daughter & kept the green for me. There is enough space inside the bag for a few extras once the tins are pack inside. Natural Leaf makes several different types of Bentos. I love the sturdy construction & portability of this one.
**Lunch box addition: I recently received a Food Buzz Tastemaker item from Soy Joy. I really enjoy Soy Joy bars when I am in a time crunch & need a mid day snack especially at 130 calories. The nice chewy texture reminds me of a fruity cookie, especially the strawberry & blueberry flavors.
What I looked like this morning just after 7am when I almost ran into a snake while stepping outside....(frightening possibility!!!) Okay, so I did have a robe & not that fancy hat but you get the idea! I was a little startled.
Feliz de Dia de los Muertos! Have a wonderful Monday.