Posted in aburaage, asparagus, bento, cucumber pickles, eggplant, furikake, pork, raspberries, rice, stuffed aburaage, takuan on March 6, 2008|
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I’m a bit disappointed in myself for not doing a Girl’s Day bento and for not doing a bento to enter into the FFXI Fan Art contest. I had thought about doing it but kinda just lost track of it and now I wish I’d done one. /wrists
This is bento #192, which means that in a couple of weeks I will have reached the big 200. I’m still thinking of what to do, but have narrowed it down to two ideas. I might end up scrapping both and just making regular food nicely arranged, I dunno.
Today’s bento was a little hard to do because it involved a lot of thinking. Grandma J stuffs triangles of aburaage with pork to make this dish and they turn out looking basically like cone sushi but with pork in it instead of rice. It tastes really good, but it’s a very awkward piece of food to arrange nicely. I had meant to do this bento last night as I keep telling myself that the reason we’re late in the morning is because of my lunches, but I had to think and think and think. I finally settled on slicing it up like a mini meatloaf and that turned out working really well.
I mixed the small amount of rice with some ume furikake and had made it into a round ball, but it didn’t fit well so I mashed it around to just sit there as a bunch of rice. I sliced one asparagus spear to arrange. These pieces gave me a lot of trouble! 😦 I added takuan and pickles to the side and then raspberries in the last section. This box is great because it’s split into 3 spaces, which I love. When I was at Shirokiya the other day I wanted to buy a Ms. Bento but they don’t sell them anymore and even worse, all their pretty boxes are gone too. 😦
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Yesterday morning my cousin Jennifer e-mailed me to say she’d missed her flight to Honolulu and that she needed to find a hotel to stay. I ended up offering to pick her up after the radio show and letting her stay the night. We had a nice night talking at Zippy’s and laughing at the kiddies who apparently were high on the idea of Aunty Jennifer coming over. Baby Girl put on a Christmas singing show and at the end of one song did a shaka. She sang the song again and her shaka was taking on a weird form and we were like, what is she doing? Then suddenly she does what she wanted, which was to have only her thumb, pointer, and pinky pointing up. Then she screams, “ROCK ON!!!!!!” We almost busted our sides open laughing!!
While we were talking she mentioned a co-worker of hers that reads my blog every day. Hi Christina! Thanks for reading!! ^_^
Today I’m eating stuffed aburaage. Aburaage is fried tofu skin and the stuffing is made out of pork. It’s my mother in law’s dish and something that doesn’t smell so great, but tastes really yummy. On the side I have some white rice and stewed carrots. I added the shelled edamame and a little sprig of parsley for extra detail.
I’ve been slowly but surely going down in weight, probably because I’ve been really good about portioning lately. My other cousin Stef heard I’ve become really skinny and told me I need to eat food but as you can all see here, of course I eat food. lol My best friend’s wedding is at the end of May, I’m pretty confident that I can be at my goal weight of 120 by then!! YaY!
I will have no bento tomorrow as we are going to have a Christmas lunch for work.
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