Monday, June 24, 2013

Texas Longhorns lunch bento

The Texas Longhorns are the sports teams for the University of Texas UT based here in Austin.

So when I received this burnt orange monbento bento box. The first thing I though was I have to do a Longhorns lunch.

I wanted to do typical Texas fare for the lunch so i decided rice and chili. I also wanted something quick to whip up so rice (uncle bens minute rice)with southwest chili (hormel) Tostitos multigrain scoops, guacamole and multi colored tomatoes from the local farmers market. Mexican mixed shredded cheese and of course the longhorn symbol.

Texas Longhorns Lunch Bento
The logo of the longhorns is the longhorn cow. So I cut this out from cheese using a parchment paper template and an exacto knife.

 The great thing about the monbento box is it can be heated in the microwave. It has a vent in each layers lid. So I kept one layer with the items I wanted to heat and the other for the cold items.

 Unlike many bento boxes this one is sized generously for an adult portion I was very full after this.

You can use just one section at a time if needed and it comes with 1 divider (I used a second extra one)

Why not whip up a longhorns lunch for the UT fan in your life.

 Not shown my trusty spork.

 Monbento boxes are available form Amazon or direct from monbento they are having a sale in Wednesday so it's a great time to get one.

This post contains affiliate links. I was not compensated for this post but did receive the monbento box for my use.

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  1. Hook Em'!!! This is fabulous! I made a Bevo bento last year, but it wasn't nearly as awesome as this one! FANTASTIC job on this!