boxed lunches

After all those depressing analyses, I think I owe it to myself to take some time to talk about the one pure and innocent thing we see connected to that otherwise gloomy future in The Ultimate Enemy. Despite being a minor antagonist that’s only in about 3 minutes of a single episode, Box Lunch managed to leave a pretty strong impression on me. She’s fun, likable, and combines all the best things about her parents into one neat little package.

Eh? Eh?

Ahem. So let’s take a detour from all this dreariness and talk about this cute little lunchbox (with maybe a little dreariness on the side).

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anonymous asked:

i'll be visiting portland next week for the first time!!! what are some of your fave places to eat?

there are no bad places to eat in portland.  

if i went to portland right now to get some food, i would stop by a number of breweries (breakside, ecliptic both have killer menus in north east and great beer), lardo for burgers, meat cheese bread for sammys, pok pok for fish wings; i would stand in the hour-long brunch lines for screen door and broder and no doubt the twenty thousand new brunch places that have opened up since i moved away in 2013.  i would go from one food cart pod to the next (looks like cheese & crack, my go-to charcuterie lunch box opened up a store front! and koi fusion bulgogi burritos are a classic) and get one of everything.  i would commit carb suicide on the domed grills offering endless pita at nicholas’ lebanese restaurant and eat approximately four mezza platters.  

every place to eat in portland is a food adventure.  have fun!! 

anonymous asked:

Box Lunch from TUE

Ohhhh! I love her!

1) I would fight for her cuz she is perfect smol and very cute

2) 6/10

3) would I smooch?

Yes I’d peck her on the cheek as I’m cutting the crust off her sandwich and making sure I pack her lunch in a perfect square container and take her to school so she can be the best little ghost she can be

4) I actually have not drawn or written about her but I’m pretty sure I saw a request for her in my inbox and I’m looking forward to drawing her.

5) I really like her canon voice but I feel like she could be voiced by an actual kid and it would be a bit better since she lowkey sounds like lunch lady trying to pitch her voice to that of a child’s. so something like the little girl from Despicable Me, the one with the unicorn? If she tried to go for a less cute and more evil vibe I think it could work. Idk just a thought.

How to make cute moulded eggs

These eggs up the cute in any lunch box!

All you need for these adorable noms are large eggs and egg molds (can be found on eBay, Amazon or speciality bento sites)

First, start with LARGE eggs (small eggs won’t fill the mold, and you’ll end up with half-shapes). Add about 1 tablespoon of salt for each 3 eggs boiled.

This extra salt does not flavor the eggs at all - as the water boils, the salty liquid penetrates the shell through osmosis and provides sort of a cushion of liquid between the egg and the shell. This makes it much easier to peel.

Boil the eggs for about 15-18 minutes. This helps loosen the egg from its shell. The time may vary on your stovetop, so experiment until you find the right combination : )

When the eggs are done boiling, tap them gently on a flat surface to split the shell - be careful not to puncture the egg! If needed, briefly run the egg under cool water, but don’t let the egg become cold. In order to mold properly the egg must still be HOT!

Gently and carefully squeeze the hot egg a little to fit it into the mold better. Don’t go too fast or the egg will crack. The egg is still very pliable when its hot.

After it’s tucked into its mold just right, you can close the lid. If the mold you’re using doesn’t lock closed very well, try using rubber bands to keep it tight.

When the molds are all filled, put them into an ice bath. I put this bowl into the fridge for about a half hour or so.

When you’re ready to take one out, run it under hot water for a second. It helps loosen it from the mold. Open the mold and wiggle the egg a little until it comes out easily.

Ta-Da! A super cute shaped eggs!

DannyMay Day Twenty one: Pain/Rest

…It’s finally over. Pariah is back in the sarcophagus of forever sleep, the town is out of the Ghost Zone and all the ghosts are back in their own lairs. He’s so exhausted not even his Ghost Sense could wake him from his slumber.

Even if the ghosts were inside his room watching.

They could finally return home. All was well in both worlds. They wanted to visit their favorite ghost punk and thank him for saving the Ghost Zone, in their own special way. By causing mass chaos and wrecking havoc throughout the town. However, when they passed the portal’s threshold the house was empty. No sign of the hunters. The only sound was the snoring coming from upstairs.

Phasing through the lab ceiling, the hoard of apparitions make their way to the brat’s room. The snoring is so strong the doorknob rattles. They exchange puzzles glances. The boy should have made an appearance by now. They turn to the door and Ember slowly reaches for the knob. Glancing at the others she opens the door. What greets them is not what they were expecting. Sprawled every which way is Danny sleeping like a log.

“Awww, the poor dearie is exhausted!”

“Who cares, wake the welp. I have a new weapon to test”

“Shut up Skulker, the dipstick wouldn’t be much sport if you hunt him while he’s whipped out”

“Besides, he looks so cute when he’s sleeping! I just wanna cuddle him!”

“Hey! You’re my girl. I’m the only one you get to cuddle”

“Oh shut up Jonny, I didn’t mean anything by it”

“Hmmm, the punk still owes me ten thousand years regardless if he saved the Zone or not”

“Oh hush you! He just saved the world! Don’t be such a bully, give him a break”

“What I want to know is how he can live in this pigsty, ewww!”

“Bertrand, that is hardly the issue here, the real issue is why a kid would need so much NASA memorabilia? I wonder how miserable he’ll be if we destroy it?”

“I think it’s cool! Space is way cooler than a pirate! I’m gonna be an Astronaut next!”

“Why is he not cowering in fear of me? I AM THE BOX GHOST!”

“Quiet you fool! You’ll wake the young whippersnapper!”

“I do believe it is time for us to take our leave. The boy has long wished for a good night’s rest. It’s about time we grant his wish”

Desiree waves her hand and in a puff of green smoke the denizens of the Zone return to their lairs. Danny none-the-wiser, turns over and continues his well deserved full nights sleep.