Monday, March 19, 2012
Wow ~ this morning was tough! Spring break was wonderful but the return to reality is just so...realistic. Today's bento was very simple to make and nice for my poor muddled sleepy brain to figure out because I'd remembered to plan the night before, yay me!
In the bento: Three inari zushi, a cherry tomato, two picks with blueberries, kabocha, steamed broccoli, strawberries and orange slices.
In the past I've recommended cooking the kabocha and the inari skins in the same pot because they are both very yummy using the same ingredients. However, I can't recall if I've said which order to cook them in. Definitely cook the kabocha first and then add the inari after the kabocha pieces are removed. This morning's mixture was my favorite flavorings: water, soy sauce, mirin, brown sugar.
The middle inari has cooked kabocha mashed and mixed into the rice. I think it tasted divine and hope that A-chan thinks the same.