Friday 21 September 2012

Meatball Bear Bento

Posting today's bentos a little late today. IT is off early for School, so I could not post at my usual timing. Taking the chance to post, while they are taking dinner and catching their favourite cartoon now. Then, we'll be off again to IT's School for Mid-Autumn celebrations.

Shaped meatballs into bears for today. :)

For lunch, they had pasta cooked aglio olio style, meatballs, broccoli, grapes and strawberries.

I packed pasta for their snack boxes too.

Bear holding onto candy. :)

Chicken carbonara for dinner on Wednesday. I wanted to share the recipe but had no time then, so am posting this today instead. Fast one dish meal, recipe below. :)


Serves 4
300g pasta of your preference (I'm using fettuccine here)
2 chicken breast
1 tbsp soya sauce
pinch of salt
1 tsp cornflour
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 egg
100ml heavy cooking cream
5 slices of bacon
half a broccoli
3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese

  1. Slice chicken breast into small pieces, marinade with soya sauce, pinch of salt and cornflour. Leave aside for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Chop broccoli into small pieces, blanch and set aside.
  3. Cut bacon into small pieces, fry till brown.Set aside.
  4. Add a little olive oil, when heated up, add garlic, stir fry for a while and add chicken pieces, stir fry till no longer pink. Dish out and set aside.
  5. Whisk egg with cream and pinch of salt, set aside.
  6. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  7. Once pasta is cooked, drain and keep around 1/3 of the water.
  8. Add the cream mixture from step 5. Mix well. This has to be done once the pasta is cooked, the piping hot pasta will cook the egg.
  9. Toss in the chicken, bacon and broccoli.
Items used for today's bentos:


  1. OoOoOoOo....I ll stop myself to see your bento. There are ssooooo bEsT

  2. LOVE THIS! I want to make some meatballs now :)

  3. Hope you enjoyed the mid autumn celebration! You know I love your bears and this is SUPER cute and yummy:) And those tiny candy picks are so cute.

    1. Tk u very much, Rina. :) The celebrations was fun, lots of games and food stalls. :)

  4. MMM Chicken hubby loves Ham Carbonara; I'll give this a try! And as always, love all the bentos here! Each post you do feels like a tiny detailed play set that when put together tell a clever story. Amazing.

    1. You can replace with ham, Keisha. :) N Tk u for the sweet comments always. :)

  5. I love you meatball bear! I will definitely try your recipe! and thanks a lot for your carbonara recipe! I loves pasta. Definitely will try out! =)

  6. Hi , can I know where you buy those tools to make those bento ?..


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