Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bento by choice

Posted by Journal Mommy Yenny at 2:13 PM

Within last week, our twins had mid-term examinations. Hope they done well. 

While myself .....errr.... did I ever tell that bento making is actually calm me down during hectic days? There is some weird-soothe-comfort feeling inside every time I arrange for the box. Well, it doesn't necessarily mean my making is only due to that situation :) I can say that this is one of my heaven.

Inside the box:
* Onigiri, covered with chicken floss, decorated with cheese sheet and nori to make ear-less Rilakkuma. Hope they look cute though *,^
* Boiled green beans and baby corn, wrapped in ham
* Flower-y boiled carrot
* Grilled sausage
* Orange

Inside the box:
* White steamed rice, put the cheese cut-out of spoon and fork on top. 
Sprinkled with furikake, just to avoid blunt-color effect
* Blanched broccoli
* Chicken popcorn
Made from boneless chicken thigh, cubed, seasoned with salt, pepper, grated ginger and Kikkoman soy sauce. I love the wonderful salty smell of the mixture. Leave it all night, before to dust some flour and deep fry.
* Tamagoyaki. 
I deliberately made it sweet. Kids love it!
* Angry Bird kamaboko. Store-bought. Just boiled and done with it. 
* Jelly in the cup.

Some friends asked me about what time that I get up in the morning for bento making, since they knew I have fulltime job too.
Well, some cooking should be done by previous evening, such as in making tamagoyaki, boiling stuff and frying chicken. So in the morning, I just fit everything into lunchbox while fix minor decoration. 45 minutes should be enough time for me. However if I leave some things undone, I should be up like 1 to 1.5 hours earlier. 

Bottom line, for me, bento making is a very personal thing. 
It should be an enjoyable {^,^} activity too.

Happy cooking !


Rina @ Bento School Lunches on 8:09 PM said...

Super cute and yummy bentos Yenny! I love Rilakkuma.:)

Journal Mommy Yenny on 1:56 PM said...

Rina: thank you, dear :)
You are always so sweet with your comments.


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