Monday 31 October 2011

Mario Ghost Boo Halloween Bento

This will be my last Halloween bento for this year. I'm looking forward to making Christmas bentos. :)

This ghost is from the Nintendo game Mario. I did not know his name initially, but thanks to a kind reader, I now know his name is Boo. My boys have requested me to make this ghost few weeks back, but I wanted to do it as a Halloween bento, so I did not work on it earlier.

Bento for IT, in the box are rice, parmesan fish, quail egg, tomato, sausage and golden kiwis.

Benfor for LT, same food as above. Little boy refused to eat the egg and tomato, so Mummy ate them. :P

IT's snack box, in the box are biscuits, quail eggs, ham and cheese.

Ghosts bentos.

This was dinner last friday, vongole, cheese crusted chicken and cream of broccoli. This portion was for hubby.

My lunch for today, crepe with smoked duck and salad greens, in Hoisin sauce. :) I miss peking duck! :)

Sunday 30 October 2011

Taekwando Bento, the sequel

This is another version of the Taekwando bento from yesterday. For today, I decided to do the belts they are going for, LT is going for his yellow tip and IT is going for his poom belt. This time, I am using candy melts for the base and icing for the outlines instead.

This one is for IT. :)

LT's bento. I had some problem doing the yellow tip, turned out terrible. :P

Their snack bentos for today. :) They had sausage sammies and grapes.

Saturday 29 October 2011

Taekwando Bento

My boys have Taekwando grading this weekend. The internal grading is today, and tomorrow will be the external grading. LT is going for is yellow tip, it's going to be his first grading. IT will be going for his final one, the poom belt.

I attempted to use my candy melt pens to draw a taekwando uniform for them. Haha, I obviously need to practice more, but I had fun with the pens. :)

This one is for LT, in his favourite color blue.

This one is for IT, his favourite color is red.

I used this strawberry snackbox from Daiso. They had strawberry jam pocket sandwich and grapes.

The boys in their uniforms. :)

Doing what they do best, fooling around.

Friday 28 October 2011

How to - Seaweed Chicken

A friend asked me to take photo of how I do the seaweed chicken. After taking the photos, I decided to do up a blog post and share with anyone who might be interested.

The first step is to slice up your chicken into strips and marinade it. For 1 chicken leg, you can marinade with 2 tbsp soya sauce, 1 tbsp mirin, pinch of salt and sugar. Adjust to your liking. It's best to leave the chicken to marinade overnight.

Cut a strip of seaweed, then take 2 or 3 strips of chicken(depends on thickness)and lay it at the end. Roll up the seaweed.

This is how they should look after rolling up. After that, you can either deep fry, bake or pan fry them. If you are baking, it's at 180 degrees celcius.

These were pan fried using the Happy Call pan. The pan fried version is more juicy, but the deep fried and baked versions will give you a more even brownish color. :)

Mummy and Frankie Halloween Bento

I've been wanting to do this Mummy sandwich, been seeing it all over the internet. The idea to put Mummy and Frankie together was inspired by a fellow bento blogger.

LT is having a Halloween party in his class today, so it's just nice that he's bringing along a Halloween bento. :) It's Friday again, Happy weekends everyone! :)

LT's bento for School, with ham/cheese bread, jam bread, seaweed chicken and grapes.

LT's bento for home, same stuff as above, except it's golden kiwis, instead of grapes.

IT's bento for School, with ham/cheese bread, peanut butter bread, seaweed chicken and grapes.

IT's bento for home, same stuff as his School's bento, except it's golden kiwis, instead of grapes.

Mummies and Frankies say Hi! :)

Another no carbo lunch for me, with seaweed chicken, cola ribs and broccoli/fish cake stir fry.

LT's Halloween outfit for his class party. His costume was recycled from his concert last Saturday. His hat was from a Mickey live show and his pumpkin was from Disneyland.

LT showing me the treats he collected in School. :)

Thursday 27 October 2011

Halloween Pumpkin and Ghost Bento

I was out of fresh food and bento stash in my fridge. So, I had to make do with processed food for our lunch today. I managed to dig out a pack of starry nuggets that I bought and forgotten. They look quite cute. :)

IT's Bento, in the box are pork floss onigiri, nuggets, ham, quail egg and golden kiwis.

LT's bento, same stuff as IT's.

IT's bento for School, in the box are youghurt rice krispies, grapes, nugget and quail egg.

I like the friendly ghost. :)

My lunch is processed food as well, Prata with Cheddar and Spam. Very unhealthy but taste so good! :)

Tuesday 25 October 2011

Hello Kitty Halloween Bento

Yup, I am still on Halloween theme for my bentos. I think I will be on this theme till next Monday. :) This time I made Hello Kitty, I wanted to make her a bow on her head, but I forgot all about it while doing the bento. I only remembered after I clear up all my stuff. So, I think this should be Dear Daniel instead. lol. :)

There will not be any bentos for tomorrow, it's a public holiday over here. :) I will be back with more Halloween bentos on Thursday. :)

Bento for LT, he's having rice, chicken yakitori, sausage, golden kiwis and orange. LT does not like orange, I ended up eating for him. Hiaz. :(

Bento for IT, same food as above.

Bento for IT to bring to School, he's having pineapple tarts, sweet corns and orange. The pineapple tarts were from our neighbour, which reminds me I still have a pack of pineapple paste in my cupboard. I should start baking some soon. :P

Halloween Bentos for today. :)

Mummy's lunch, no carbo for today. I'm having black pepper chicken, broccoli and prawns in vinegar sauce and otah. Yes, all done with the Happy Call again. :))

Monday 24 October 2011

Jack Halloween Bento

I've been wanting to do Jack from The Nightmare before Christmas, since I started looking for Halloween bento ideas a few weeks ago. The boys know nothing about this movie, and neither do I! However, they remembered Jack coz they saw a theme ride in Disneyland based on the movie. I am quite happy with how the bentos turned out. I love these new halloween picks I got from Cookie Cutter Lunch. They helped to complete this bento. :)

LT has no School today. He just had his concert last Saturday and today is a holiday in lieu of that. He had an early lunch with IT, the boys like to eat together. :)

IT's bento, in the box are rice, nuggets and apples.

LT's bento, same items as above.

IT's bento for School, in the box are mini strawberry cream puffs and apples.

Do you find them spooky? Nah, the boys found them funny. lol.

I baked a pineapple cake on the Happy Call pan last Friday. It turned out lovely, the cake was our breakfast last Saturday. :)

Friday 21 October 2011

Piggies Bento

It's been raining for the past few days, dislike the wet weather when I've to send and fetch the kids to and from School. The weather is really cooling now, just nice to snuggle in bed. haha, but I do not have such luxury, will have to prepare dinner after I'm done with this post.

My original plan was to do a Halloween theme bento again. But I realised that I've some sausage balls to clear, so I decided to make piggies instead. I do not like the color of this batch of sausage balls, find the color a bit too dark and dull.

3 little piggies for IT, he's having ham/cheese toasts, salmon, sausages and golden kiwis.

Piggies for LT, same food as above.

Piggy for IT to bring to School, he's having nutella pocket sandwich and grapes.

Piggies for LT to bring to School, he's having strawberry jam pocket sandwich, salmon and grapes. And yes, he has more food than the older brother, that's because he enjoys having his bentos in School. Whereas, his brother, just wants to eat fast so that he can play with his friends. :P

Piggies for today. :)

My lunch, chilli prawns and fried man tou, cooked with the Happy Call pan. I am very happy that it can be used for frying as well, the man tou do not look as nice as the deep fried version, but taste wise is quite similar. And the best part is my kitchen is a lot less oily than before. :)

Thursday 20 October 2011

Ghost Mickey Bento

I came across Ghost Mickey while searching for Halloween Bento ideas. If I am not wrong, this was the main deco at Tokyo Disneyland in 2009 during Halloween. Oh, I miss Disneyland, and so do the boys. But we will not be going there this year. We are exploring a new country this time, I hope it will turn out just as fun. :)

Bento for IT, in the box are rice, tsukune, golden kiwis and grapes.

Bento for LT, same food as above.

The boys' bentos. :)

No rice for me today, trying to cut down on carbo. In my box are pork bulgogi, tobiko omelette, tsukue and cabbage with enoki mushrooms. Nope, I did not cook all these in the morning just for myself, they were all from our dinner last night, I just cooked extra and kept some. :)