Sometimes when work is throwing me for a loop and I want to spend my lunch hours hiding from the world, I will use my bento as a way of a little pick-me-up. I’ll pack something extra special and it makes me remember that small moments and treats can have a really large effect.
And so I present, Shrimp Cocktail Bento…complete with the semi-homemade (with recipe posted at the end) cocktail sauce. Trust me, it’s hard not to feel awesome about your lunch when everyone else in the lunch room is eating boring sandwiches and brown/red smoosh in Gladware containers. You can start to feel the sophistication oozing out of your pores and creating an aura of kick-ass all around you.
shrimp and cocktail sauce
sauteed spinach with garlic
chickpeas with parsley, olive oil, and vinegar
Homemade cocktail sauce:
horseradish to taste (I like mine pretty spicy)
squeeze of lemon juice
hot sauce to taste