Thursday, January 20, 2011

Crazy Quick Bento

Today's bento was made in 10 minutes. It had to be crazy quick because we had to rush out of the house to pick up my car from the repair shop and return the rental car, all in time to get A-chan to school. That meant lots of rushing!! These are the mornings for which I have the freezer stash. The bento wasn't very cute, but she didn't seem to mind.

In the bento: a huge onigiri, some slivered carrots, two black olives on a pokemon pick, steamed broccoli, 2 Morningstar Farms chik nuggets, a little slice of lemon, a cherry tomato and some grapes.

The onigiri was frozen and just took 1 minute to heat up in the microwave. The nuggets took the longest, but since there was no cheese in this bento I plopped them in straight from the oven instead of letting them cool off first. The broccoli was actually done in the Ohitashi style - dropped in boiling water for 3 minutes and then removed and dunked in cold water for a second before going into the bento. The carrot slivers I had purchased for salads for my lunches this week, but they've been great for A-chan's bentos too! They fit practically anywhere and she loves them. They will probably be showing up a lot in the future.

The tiny heart on the rice ball was punched out of nori. (I had to have a little bit of cuteness, even in my busy, busy morning!)

Not pictured were the soy sauce bottle and the ketchup container which were just put into the bento bag since the box was already full.


Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

That is very impressive for a rush bento! Everything looks so tasty! My rush bento is very shameful lol.

sherimiya said...

Excellent job!

Natakiya said...

Thanks, Jenn!! Your bentos are always awesome :)

Natakiya said...

Thank you so much, Sherimiya!!