Thursday, October 11, 2012
Halloween, Halloween, Halloween is coming! We got all of our Halloween decorations up over the last two days so I decided it was time to start Halloween bentos too. I'm very late with them this year, but that's okay, right? These were Tuesday's lunches. Yes, I got to take a bento to school and I was very happy :) The current Sonography students need volunteers to practice their skills on so I signed up. It's incredibly cool and I've gotten some very interesting compliments. Apparently I have a beautiful Aorta and Spleen. My left kidney, however, is extremely uncooperative.
In the bento: Sauteed tofu with garlic sauce, pear chunks, baby tomato, steamed broccoli, soba noodles and carrots. Both bentos have pretty much the same ingredients. The only differences are the apple in mine and that A-chan wanted her Soba noodles plain instead of with sauce. The apple wouldn't fit in A-chan's bento so she ate it with breakfast.
The Jack O'lantern was cut out of carrot with a Wilton's miniature cookie cutter. The face was cut out using my beloved exacto knife. His stem was cut from part of A-chan's broccoli.
My soba noodle sauce was 1 TB soy sauce, 1 tsp. Mirin, 1/2 tsp. sugar and 1/4 tsp sesame oil. They were all whisked together and heated in a sauce pan for 1 minute before adding the cooked and drained noodles. I continued cooking for a few minutes until the sauce had reduced and was coating all of the soba.
I had forgotten how much A-chan likes Soba noodles. She came home from school saying I hadn't given her enough and could she have more soba for snack, please? Love it!