Thursday, February 24, 2011

School bento #9

This week is bento to school week. I think she mentioned that she is on duty this week - cleaning classroom during recess. It's a real race against time all week. I wonder where the time flies. I woke up 15mins earlier this morning, having set my alarm clock 15mins before my usual time of 5.45am, but yet managed to hit the snooze button more than once. Most of the items in this bento do not need cooking, and others, maybe a quick blanch to reduce cooking as much as possible.

There is no time at all to decorate the elephant and a quick click of the camera before packing it off in the school bag.

The school bus comes really early these days and half the time, we only leave home when we hear the bus reversing. I'm afraid one day he is just going to drive off without dear princess. I need to re-adjust my wake up time as well as be more forceful in getting the girl to wake up. I am looking forward to next week when there is no more bento preparation. Hurray!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

I made bento dinner for us all. The first bento is for the girl. As my fridge wasn't well-stocked and I had limited time to prepare, this was the best I could come up with.

In her bento, there is heart-shaped rice with minced meat filling which I had prepared earlier in the day, 2 pieces of ngoh hiang, cherry tomatoes, tulip-shaped strawberries, a small tangerine, hamburger biscuits, broccoli, tofu fishcakes, and edamame, as well as a packet of apple juice.

Hubby's portion has a can of beer instead of juice.

This is my portion with exactly the same things, minus a drink.

This is what the bento box looks like, a CNY gift from a friend.

A lovely gift from hubby... my new Canon Ixus 130 camera and a rose each for the girl and me.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

School bento #8

Wednesday's lunch is crazy. Even though girl comes home at normal time i.e. right after school ends, she has piano class the minute she is home. I pack her a bento lunch so that she can pick from it while she has her lesson. We were lucky yesterday, that her teacher arrived late, so she managed to polish off 3/4 of what was in the box. I made her cheese sandwiches and served that with cherries, a little tangerine, cherry tomatoes, some keropok french fries, a fortune cookie, a bottle of Yakult and some Smarties in the Pooh container.