Thursday, January 15, 2009

BENTO #153

I just finished putting my fruit cake into the oven to bake. It should be ready after lunch and then my mum will be here and we'll probably begin baking some cookies for Chinese New Year.

This morning, after rushing #2 and #3 to school, I got back to pack #1's Bento. She goes to college for four days a week out of which three days begin mid mornings. I offered to make her brunch Bento to eat before she leave for college and she took me up on my offer! This morning was a little too rush to pack three Bentos so I only did two for the younger girls and went through a second cycle with this one when I got back.

This is a new Bento box which I picked up from Daiso at the Curve. Yeah! I finally visited and got some stuff. It is a three tier Bento box with individual lids, which hopefully will prevent leakage. I'll blog about Daiso in another post because I'm waiting for the pictures from #1's camera.

Anyway, everything is the same with previous Bento post #152 except for the potato and minced meat balls cooked in onions and oyster sauce. This was left over from yesterday's lunch and is #1's favorite dish.

BENTO #152

Since school commenced, #2 has been staying back at least 3-4 times a week. Since I only pack one Bento box for her, I tend to pack some rice so that the meal is substantial enough until tea time when she gets back.

This morning, I chopped and mixed up some Lollo Rosa, Basil leaves, tomatoes and ham. Then, I made a quick dressing with Olive oil, Balsamic vinegar, freshly ground black pepper and some salt. #2 had a plate full for breakfast before she left for school!

I packed the vegetable and ham combination into the smaller top box although I thought of packing it into the bigger bottom box. I realized that there was vinegar in the dressing and so refrained from doing that. I could only fit half an orange into the balance space.

I fried some chicken karaage this morning. I had prepared and coated the chicken bits in Katakuriko last night and that saved me some time. I moulded some rice and topped them with my favorite furikake.

This Bento box has kind of become a permanent feature because #2 complained about some spillage from the other plastic boxes. This box was a gift to me by Emily and is almost spill proof! I find that this Bento box size is just perfect and it has a matching bag which is not childish, which #2 is willing to bring to school.


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