Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Bento #16

Today, is the first day of PMR trials for Daughter #2. Last night, before she went to bed, she asked me not to pack any carbohydrates for her bento this morning. Carbo make me very tired mum, I'd like protein in my bento if it's okay. Of course it's okay! I would have gone to the ends of the earth to prepare what she requested. That's what we mothers tend to do, go beyond our call of duty for the love of our family.

This morning I decided to prepare some 'happy food' for her. Daughter #2 loves Japanese food, so last night I went to Jusco @ 1U to purchase some stock. I saw some Daifukumochi and immediately bought a pack. Daifukumochi is a type of glutinous rice cake stuffed with 'anko' (sweetened red beans made from azuki beans). I was sure she'd love it and I was right, first thing this morning when she opened the fridge she exclaimed "can I have the mochi, please?". Okay, my 'happy food' set her in the right mood already.

In the left box, more happy food and proteins; marshmallow, fried chicken de-boned, two types of fish balls with wholegrain mustard.

In the right box, blanched baby corn, broccoli and heart shaped carrots. I topped it with mayo and Parmesan cheese. To completely fill the box, a Mandarin orange for desert.


G @ mommibee.com said...

it's amazing how much love, time and effort u put into preparing the bento boxes for ur daughters. They must be the envy of their schoolmates :D I love ur ideas. It motivates me when I have to prepare lunch boxes for my lil girl in the future (she's only 15 months now, a long way to go b4 she starts primary). Thanks for sharing ur ideas. I'll be back to salivate at all the cute food u made (eventhough I'm not a fan of Jap food but I love to look haha and learn for my daughter's sake)

Bento Pet said...

mommibee: thank you for your encouraging comments. I hope you will enjoy packing bento for your daughter as much as I do.

Personally, I feel it has a very positive effect on them. The rule of the thumb in packing bento is that you don't have to pack Japanese food only. Anything goes. I pack a mixture but more Japanese because my kids love it.

Please drop me a line again when you can. Cheers!


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