Sunday, February 14, 2010

Bento Special: Holiday #1

Hello everyone today’s bento was put together for my daughter and me for today. I know very little about Chinese New Year and neither of us are Valentine people but we always like doing things for each other on special occasions. I decided for today to fix a combine bento for the two of us instead of two separate bentos. This gave me a chance to use one of my larger two tier bentos that I don’t use very often.

What I made for today’s bento was in tray 1 bacon wrapped chicken in sesame sauce, fiesta rice balls, penne pasta salad with roasted broccoli with garlic and parmesan and cheddar cheese hearts. Plus baby carrot sticks and tortilla hearts.

The second tier has chicken taco cones, 2 wedges of laughing cow cheese, thin wheat crackers, white chocolate macadamia nut cookies (daughter’s favorite) as well as loaded oatmeal cookies, plus a small amount of trail mix to snack on.

That was today’s bento I shared with my daughter. I wish all who celebrate a Happy Valentine's Day and a wonderful Chinese New Year celebration.

Note: As I did not want to take up a lot of time when preparing this bento I will write up how I prepared some of the items in my bento in another post. Thanks for understanding.

Itadaki masu!


Kristin said...

It looks yum! I love the heart shaped tortillas. That's such a great idea!

allingoodfood42 said...

Thanks Kristin, I loved making them once I picked up the heart shaped cutters. I've always cut up store baught tortillas in wedges to make chips but my next move will be to tackle making the tortillas myself. Stay tuned. Thanks for stopping by.

pegasuslegend said...

everything is perfect and delicious

allingoodfood42 said...

Thanks Claudia, I got the idea for the rice balls from your post about your Grandmothers rice balls. Thier different but because of her recipe I was able to work mine out so thanks so much to the both of you. I will have a post up about how I made them so come back and see how I did mine.

Anonymous said...

Dear Friend!
Greetings again from Shizuoka, Japan!
Thank you so much for updating your Comment Box!
Your bento certainly adds a new twist to this originally Japanese concept!
Looking forward to more of them!

allingoodfood42 said...

Thanks Robert-Gilles, I appreciate your observation of my bentos. I've seen your wife's bentos and they are so nutrtios and healthy looking I bet they taste delicious. As I am still learning how to cook a lot of Japanese dishes I often have to improvise with my own twist. Thanks for stopping by.

Lia Chen said...

You and your daughter must be having a great fun with this bento! A lot of yummy foods there ... She will ask more and more :)

allingoodfood42 said...

Hi Lia, yeah we did enjoy it. We love doing things with each other. She says she loves my cooking so much she will never leave me. hee hee.