Yesterday's cabbage salad was so good I decided to repeat it again today. I also added a leftover piece of chicken from dinner last night. Mmmmm.... Hope everyone has a great weekend. Mine will be filled with Thanksgiving prep. I've got to get the house clean and grocery shopping done. Can't wait for all the yummy food and time with family.
I can't believe it's been over a week since I made a bento. I'm even falling behind on my blog reading. I have been busy with preparing for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Which I enjoy this season. I get to decorate, cook and get really creative. Hmm maybe I need to make a bento with my Christmas theme this year. We'll see. But for today I have leftover fried rice that I had made for dinner last night. I also put in some shredded cabbage with some onions, tomatoes, pecans and noodles. I made a quick red wine vinegar dressing to pour on it. And since it has gotten chilly here I added a packet of miso soup. Sadly this is my last packet and I can not get this brand around here so I will have to order some.
Ever since the kid said he didn't want me to fix his lunches I have just been grabbing a can of soup or whatever leftover there is. So there have not been any pictures. On this day I did put together some dumplings, chicken nuggets, corn, grape tomatoes and some grapes. Those frozen pre-cooked chicken nuggets come in handy. Now if I could only convince myself to splurge on some cute nori cutters to make faces on them. But alas, Christmas is coming up and I need to spend what little money I do have on others.
For lunch today I took a couple of raw biscuits that were leftover from last nights dinner and filled them with ham and cheese. I cooked them in the toaster oven with the spring roll. I also cooked up a tamagoyaki and threw in some carrots and broccoli. To complete it I added grapes and a couple of sweet gherkin pickles. After the kid saw my lunch he was complaining that he wanted a lunch like that too. SAY WHAT?! He complained the first of the week and now he wants lunch!? I told him too bad he had to eat a school lunch.
I know I am posting this late but I am finally over my cold. We had taken a little vacation to Branson, MO and when we got back I was feel very icky. So there were no bento's since I was eating soup for lunch. And the kid told me AFTER I fixed this bento that he didn't want me fixing his lunches anymore. UGH, kids! The kid has leftover beef ribs, a spring roll, grapes, carrots and broccoli. When I cleaned his box he had only eaten 3/4 of the ribs, the spring roll and all but one grape. Fine, no more bentos for him. For my lunch I have leftovers from Ted's Cafe Escondido. Chicken tamale with green sauce, a mashed potato dish they call papas and a creame corn type dish. I always substitute the regular rice and beans for these side dishes. Every time I can only eat half of the meal because of all the free tortillas, chips, salsa, queso, relish. etc. I also added some grapes.
|the kids lunch|