OK, first off as my defense, I am not normally a shopper. As anyone who knows me in real life, I hate department stores, I don't go to the malls, I hate trying on clothes, I really hate trying on shoes, I am Not a shopper. But there is something seriously wrong with me when it comes to my love of containers. I look at the bento web sites and my heart starts to pudder.
So I need your help. My LL, if you are reading this, now is the time you might want to log off. Might make you nervous.
So I either need you to encourage me to really splurge on a unnecessary purchase and buy the following, (which will make me very happy) or I need you to talk me down, (which will make LL very, very, happy).
Here are the accessories for making bentos that I want. With the exception of one item. They are all only between $2.50 and 3.50.
Silicone cups that are reusable
Cut outs to shape cheese and nori. Look, it even has musical notes!
Egg molds. I love the fish one.
Punchers to make faces. I know you can buy punchers at craft stores but I haven't been able to fine face ones. This is the one item that is a little spendy
Vegetable shapers. This is a for sure purchase because cookie cutters do not cut into carrots and cucumbers well and are usually too big.
And now is my real dilemma
This first bento is exactly what I was looking for. It is authentic, two tiered, large enough to hold LL's lunch if I decide to use it for that purpose and it can be put in microwave and dishwasher. It is wonderful.
But then I saw it. It's beauty called to me. "Look at me closer" I started imagining me packing my lunch for outings that I never go out on. I imagined sitting in the cafeteria with my imaginary coworkers looking on with envy. Saying "my what a beautiful lunch you have there". I imagined packing a nice snack in it for my romantic picnics in the meadow that LL and I have never and will never go on. I WANT this bento.
It is not microwavable, it is too small and feminine for LL to use, and yet I am drooling over this and so want to click on the shopping cart button and purchase it.
So for any of you that comment every so often, and for the ones that say you read this blog but never comment or are followers, I need your input
Do I ...............
A. Buy the Large Bento and accessories?
B. Buy the Beautiful bento and accessories?
C. Buy both Bentos and forget the accessories?
D. Or Buy the whole shebang? Which comes to about $85.00.
There is only a couple of the beautiful Bentos left so I will need to make a decision soon. So I will check back this evening and hopefully some of you will have read and gave your input. Remember, Encourage me:) or talk me down:(