Thursday, 27 June 2013

Bento #55 ~ Mamegoma ~

These two days feel so boring cause my "friend" back pain is here again.....No mood to make bento :( 

So today make a simple bread ball with scramble eggs filling and air-fried some vege-meat balls for Big E. I transform the bread ball to Mamegoma wearing hats. Blue egg sheet for the nose and sausage for the cheeks :)

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Bento #54 ~ Simple Bear Bento ~

This bento was done on Monday, make a quick bento using Cutezcute cutter to cut out the shape of bear. Bear is made of egg sheet and details are imitation crabsticks and nori. Under the bear is stir-fried mince pork which the girls love, will share the recipe at the end of post. Beside stir-fried mince pork, there are fish cakes, pumpkin ball and tangerine ^_^

Stir-fried Mince Pork

Mince pork 300g (marinate with cornflour)
Mince ginger 1/2 teaspoon
Mince garlic 1 tablespoon

Light soy sauce 50ml
Dark soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon (may add more for darker look)
Sugar 1 tablespoon 
Rice wine 1 tablespoon
Water 80ml

1) Heat the wok, add oil stir fried garlic and ginger. 
2) Add mince pork, stir fried till it slightly half cooked, add in rice wine.
3) Continue stir-fried, next add in the seasonings (light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar, water).
4) Cook till the mince pork is fully cooked.

*You may keep the balance sauce for cooking other dishes (eg. toufu, vege, potato).

Hope you'll like this dishes :)

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Bento #53 ~ Little Girls in Bear Costumes ~

Today's bento ~ little girls in bear costumes. Hmmm...........actually wanted to make little girls in Totoro but no time to finish it >.< Sometimes will feel stress to finish two bentos within 45 min. How I wish I have more time to finish it nicely. My hubby saw me in a hurry, he laugh and said "I think you got to wake up at 4am to do your bento" =.=

Little girl is onigiri whereas the costume is made of inari. I cut an oval shape hole for the little girl face. Add a piece of egg sheet for the hair and details are nori. Dabbed a little bit of tomato sauce for the cheeks.

In the bento, there are pan-seared salmon, pumpkin ball, chikuwa and tangerine ^_^

Monday, 24 June 2013

Happy Baking ~ Blueberry Muffins ~

After a week of hazy, finally can get some good weather. Last Saturday afternoon, bake some blueberry muffins for my girls tea break. Love this recipe, so easy and taste great! Even a baking dummy like ME can do it! Lol! Thanks to my bento friend Mom's In Love Bento recommended this recipe to me. The recipe comes from another blogger Mitong which I love her recipes very much! 

And here is the recipe:-

Ingredients: (6 muffins)
Cake flour / low protein flour 110g
Unsalted butter 110g
Sugar 65g
Baking powder 1 1/2 tbsp
Eggs 2 pcs
Blueberry - 125g (but i add more than that :P)

1) Remove the unsalted butter from fridge and keep it in room temperature so that it will turn soft.
2) Eggs in room temperature too.
3) Mix the cake flour with baking powder, sift twice.
4) Wash blueberry and dried well.
5) Preheat the oven at 200deg.C (but due to my oven a bit beyond control :P so i set at 160deg.C)

1) Mix the unsalted butter with sugar till it turns a bit white, next pour in the eggs. Pour in the eggs slowly, divide it about 3-4 times, mix well each time before continue pouring the eggs.
2) Add sifted flour (preparation 3), mix well using spatula.
3) Add in 2/3 of the blueberries in the batter.
4) Fill in the muffin mould and add the balance blueberries on top.
5) Put it in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

That's it! And here is my blueberry muffins! ^_^

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Bento #52 ~Happy Doggie

Today's bento, happy doggies going for party! Make 2 happy doggies onigiri with inari fillings. Ears are inari too. Nose is rice wrapped in nori and carrots for rosy cheeks. At last, add two party hat toppers for the doggies. Fast and easy! :)

In the bento, there are gyoza, tamagoyaki and grapes.

Big E said it looks like Snoopy.....hahaha :D One day will make Snoopy ya! ^_^

Tadaa! Here comes the doggies! :D

Monday, 17 June 2013

Bento #51 ~ My Melody Bento ~

This bento is done on last Saturday for Little A. Big E is not at home, she went for her classmate birthday party so left me and Little A at home. Hmm......why not make a bento for her and I chose one of her favourite cartoon character My Melody ^_^

My Melody is rice onigiri mixed with sakura denbu. Face is cheese and nori. And ribbon is imitation crabsticks. Hand mould the rice and it seems that I made a bigger size of My Melody! Hahaha! In the bento, there are pan-seared salmon, carrot tamagoyaki, sweet corns, broccolli and strawberries. Little A prefer to have soup / sauce to goes with rice, so I've cooked fishball soup for her to eat with the bento :)

Friday, 14 June 2013

Bento #50 ~ Hello Kitty ~

As per requested by Little A, today I make Hello Kitty for her. Simple Hello Kitty using cheese, imitation crab sticks and nori. 
In the bento, there are butter sandwiches and lots of grapes :)

Little A said "Hello Kitty is strolling in the garden!" ^_^

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Bento #49 ~ Mickey Mouse ~

Today's bento is for Little A. Yesterday night, Little A told me her friend brings bento to school, she also wants. Ok, today mummy make Mickey Mouse for her :) Mickey Mouse is made from cheese, nori and crabstick. In the bento, there are sandwiches with strawberry jam, corn and lots of grapes and strawberries. All are her favourites and I think she will start with the fruits and corn.

Do you know what is Little A reaction when she saw this bento? She said mummy why you use Winnie the Pooh bento box, I want Hello Kitty box, please change for me......and she insists on using the Hello Kitty box. So end up mummy change it for her, what a stubborn girl....@.@ 

Monday, 10 June 2013

Bento #48 ~ Hardworking Bunny Reading Book ~

After two weeks of holidays, today start school again. holidays seems much more busier than the normal school days but we had a very enjoyable holidays. 
As usual, Monday is always BLUE for me....hehehe. But I wanted to make these two hardworking bunnies reading books for the girls on the first day of school to encourage them, so struggle myself out of bed at 5.30am. Manage to finish the bento on time but without wearing the spectacles which initially planned. Lazy to add in......:P

The bunny is made of rice onigiri, whereas book is made of carrot. In the bento, there are air-fried vege-meatball with mayo sauce in the container, corn and some grapes.