Posted by on June 15, 2006 in cook | 7 comments

Isn’t couscous a fun word to say?

I don’t necessarily want this to become nothing but a bento blog all of a sudden, so I made myself a flickr set for all my lunch pictures, so if you like to see what I make for lunch, check there regularly. I’ll just post the very most delicious ones here.  Besides, starting Monday, I am on Sabbatical for 3 whole weeks! So I won’t be packing too many lunches, although I do have plans for beach days and park days and thrift store shopping days, so there may be a few opportunities to use my little lunch boxes.

Today I made grilled chicken, sugar peas, almonds and Israeli couscous salad. My salad recipe is basically just to put my favorite things in there and mix it all up. I included fresh basil, sun-dried tomatos, kalamata olives, green onions and feta cheese and dressed it with a little olive oil and vinegar. Yum.

Back to this whole sabbatical thing, after seven years, my company offers a 6-week sabbatical (in addition to regular vacation time) so I am taking half now. I’ll be in Boise to visit family for a week, but the rest of the time I get to play at home! I want to plant a vegetable garden and do some spring cleaning and have a pajama day or two and be a tourist in my home town. I can’t wait!


  1. That’s so great that your company offers that. Enjoy yourself!

  2. I was just thinking I’m so jealous, but then I remembered that one of the wonderful perks of being a substitute teacher is that I get summer off. Hehe. I am excited for you to come next week and I’m already making a mental list of fun things for us to do.

  3. What’s up with your right sidebar? It’s been like that for a few days.

  4. Where did you get those adorable tins?

  5. Yes, the tins are adorable! I tried to find some online, but no real luck. Your lunch looks delicious.

  6. I made Israeli couscous following your general outline; everyone at work watned the recipe…I told them to visit your site. Thanks for the great ideas!

  7. Yummy! That Bento box is to die for. I must get one for myself!
    Happy Sabatical. I wish I could take a permanent one…but then again, don’t we all. LOL

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