- potato salad
- mashed potatoes
- shake n bake chicken breast
- baby carrot
Here are my bentos from yesterday and the day before. Yesterday I had spaghetti and fruit:
The fruit was a mix of cantaloupe and green apple:
The day before that was a simple sandwich bento (PB&J) with carrots and an oatmeal raisin cookie:
It has come to my attention, that my favorite food of all time, spaghetti, isn't particularly photogenic. But it is so tasty, I will continue to pack it for lunches quite often. My apologies.
This bento contains:
The weather here has been so warm lately it feels like summer has started already. And when hot weather is here, what better way to cool off than a nice cold fruit smoothie?
This simple smoothie recipe is one I invented when I didn't have the ingredients on hand for the recipes I was finding online.
You will need:
Another simple bento for me today.
I was showing it to a student and asking if I get points for having lots of vegetables (this is the same student that consistently asks me if my lunch is decorated - she also checks in to make sure I have veggies and fruit).
I told her I had carrots, cucumber, and even more cucumber in my sandwich.
This comment got a reaction from one of my co-workers.
"What kind of sandwich do you put cucumbers on?"
"It's a ham sandwich."
"Ham and cucumbers, huh?" (Now that she said it out loud, it did seem like an odd pairing.)
"Uh... yeah. I put cucumbers on most any type of deli sandwich."
I started doing this after realizing how much I enjoy them in my Subway sandwiches. The nice people at Subway wouldn't steer me wrong, now would they? But then again, I don't go around adding jalapeños (another Subway option) to my ham sandwich.
So I'd like your input. Do you put cucumbers on your sandwich? Does cucumber go better with a certain type of sandwich?
For myself, I will continue adding cucumber to just about whatever I like. It is so summer-y and delicious. But I am still curious if that is an oddity.
Well, my bentos may have lacked inspiration lately:
...but dinner is another story. Not that I can really claim any credit for the idea... it was my husband's. He wanted to serve his mom deep fried sturgeon for mother's day.
So we cut up the fish, dipped the pieces in an egg/soy milk wash and then shook them around in a Ziplock with the breading (which was a pre-seasoned mix we bought in the seafood section). We popped them into our little deep fryer, and about ten minutes later, we emptied the basket onto paper towels. Here's the result:
Finger food... yum!
Posted by Mer at 6:42 PM