Thursday 18 October 2012

Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Bento

I made Jack-O-Lantern for today's Halloween bentos. The rice version is made by mixing mashed pumpkin into the rice. My boys do not eat pumpkin, but they can't taste it when mixed into the rice.:P The bread version is made with corn bread, the carrot bread from Crystal Jade would have been a much better option, but they were sold out when I went down to get them on Saturday. :(

I packed onigiri, chicken karaage, broccoli and strawberries in the box.

There's no box for IT today, he's still off from School. He's been having lunch and studying outside with me while LT is at School. :P He's been a great company. School will start again tomorrow.

The bread version of the jack-o-lantern. The bread ball is filled with strawberry jam. I've also included chicken karaage and grapes in the box. :)

Chicken soup for my dinner last Friday, this is one of our usual soup for dinner. The stock is good for macaroni soup too. I wanted to share the recipe but had no time to type it out the past few days, lol.


8 chicken mid-joint wings
1 skinless chicken breast
2 sweet corns
2 large tomatoes
2 large carrots
handful of dried scallops
water (enough to cover ingredients)
salt to taste

  1. Blanch chicken meat. 
  2. Cut all the vegetables.
  3. Add all the ingredients, except salt and tomatoes, into the pot. Add enough water to cover all the ingredients.
  4. Bring water to boil and let it simmer for around 2 hours.
  5. Add in tomatoes and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  6. Season with salt, if desired. 
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  1. Ohhh...u oways have brilliant it.

  2. The pumpkins are wonderful!! Also, jam and corn bread sound delicious! I will make your dinner soup very soon, it's already getting dark and cold here! :(

    1. Tk u very much, Keisha. It's a Chinese style home cooked soup recipe, hope u like it. :)

  3. I love anything pumpkin and the pumpkin rice looks so delicious!:) Cute as always too:)

    1. Tk u, Rina. :) lol, the rice taste just like the usual white rice though, else they wun eat it coz they don't like to eat pumpkin. :)

  4. So cute. The bread pumpkin is beautiful.

    I love when you share recipes, I really like cooking different recipes so if you want to share something traditional from your country I'll be happy to try it.

    1. Tk u, Mayumi. I try to share whenever I've time. Yes, this is traditional, it's a Chinese style home cooked type of soup. :)


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