I’m not much of a convenience foods kind of guy, but once in awhile I want to have a sample of what’s available these days in the frozen foods department at the local supermarket. A “Healthy Choice Unwrapped Burrito Bowl” looked appetizing. A “steamer bowl” was featured in the package’s labeling.
I brought the food home and prepared it according to directions. The bowl’s perforated insert separated the food from a puddle of sauce. After cooking the dish, I combined the dinky portion of food and the sauce. Since there was not very much food to eat, I was still hungry after the snack-like meal.
My opinion is that the food is mediocre and most of the retail cost is the plastic bowl and insert. Instead of getting angry, I washed the gimmicky plastic artifacts and decided to save them for a project. Hence, the topic of today’s Floral Friday.
I used the “steamer bowl” as the base for a small rock garden. A couple of cacti, sandy soil, and a handful of river stones arranged on top of the insert make a reasonably handsome display. The insert helps keep the soil from becoming saturated if I accidentally over-water. I don’t know how practical this is, but at least I got my money’s worth out of the bowl.
For the next project, a fancy ceramic bowl made in Sweden contains an array of purple ranuculuses (or ranuculi). This is an elegant counterpoint to the first project.
A conventional planter bowl from a clearance endcap at the Target store holds an avant garde variety arrangement of striking blooms.
The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes legendary American football coach Vince Lombardi. “The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.”