Out of idea on what to prepare for little girl's bento last nite, then remembered there was 1 last piece of frozen roti prata in the freezer, I transformed it to the sausage roll and puffy pastry this morning. Use about 15 minutes to prepare & pack the bento, time used mostly on baking.
2 sausage rolls, 5 elephant puff pastries, a heart silicon cup of nutella and a tube of HK jelly
Note of the day
Lastly, wish u have a happy holiday (Labour day) and a great weekend!
Little girl loves to sing since she is a baby, especially those nursery rhymes like Twinkle twinkle little star, London Bridge, then after introducing her to TV, she loves songs from Little Einstein, Wonder Pets, Seseme Street, Elmo's World, etc. I'd even altered the lyrics from the song Elmo always sing at the ending part of the show to my mobile number, she started singing my mobile number song at the age of 2 and whenever one asking her of my number, she will sing the number instead of telling! :p
Then, whenever I send or fetch her to/from school, I like to listen to the Light & Easy channel which broadcast mostly on the 80's songs, and she especially adores this song Eternal Flame (a song I like too). She always demand to sing it in the car (hubby got it burned in the CD) for so many times til hubby had to limit her the times she may repeat b4 he turned on the song... hahaha...
Lately, with the influence of her teenage cousins, she surprised us so many times that she knew some pop songs that we don even hear b4, like this one: (ok, I admit, I seldom listen to the pop songs, I'm old fashioned)
This was another lazy n simple bento, just blanched 4 cheese cocktails, wrapped them with bread, and ta dah.... 4 sausage rolls! Use most time crafting the apple bunnies :p Total time used for this bento was about 15 minutes.
4 cheesy sausage rolls, 4 apple bunnies and 2 marshmallows
Cooked a real okonomiyaki this morning, with Chinese yam (aka huai shan, shan yao or nagaimo in Japanese). I got the recipe from a manga which I don remember which, but I'll post it up later at the next posting. Took about 15 minutes for the preparation, 1/2 hour for resting the batter, 15 minutes for cooking and 3 minutes to pack, a long process :p
Simply fried this potato cubes with diced onion and bacon, then sprinkled with cheese powder and dried parsley flakes. Used about 15 minutes for preparation and cooking, then additional 5 for the packing.
Contains of bento: fried potato with onion & bacon, fish steak (leftover from dinner last nite), grass jelly (bottom of pink cup), mango and a container of ketchup & mayo.
While having dinner...
LG: Mummy, why u don put in note for me now?
Me: I was lazy... Ok, I'll put in one for u 2moro, can I write a short note?
LG: No, I want it very long, like last time, ok, mummy?
Warning, warning, warning..... Beware: this posting contains lots of chocolate & fat which may cause fattening! Read at your risk.
Little girl complained that I kept trying new muffins/cakes instead of baking her favorite chocolate chips muffins, therefore I promised to bake her a batch, not only chocolate chips but triple chocolate!
Actually, I googled and found the recipe here, however, I altered it so much that I am claiming it my own recipe now, hehehe.... hope the original recipe holder don mind :p
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/3 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup milo
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter milk
? cup melt butter (I forgot to measure this, I think it was around 3/4 to 1 cup)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 190C
Mix chocolate chips with white chocolate chips, reserve 1/3 cup for later use
Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda
Mix in brown sugar, salt, milo and chocolate chips
In another bowl, beat egg, vanilla, butter milk and melt butter until well combine
Pour wet mixture into dry ingredients, fold lightly til just combine, do not over mix
Spoon batter into muffin cups til 3/4 full, sprinkle remaining chocolate chips (from the reserve 1/3 cup) on to each muffins
Bake for 20 minutes.
The silly me forgot to measure the melt butter, I just pour it directly into the egg mixture, then only I realized, but everything was too late, I had to proceed as I don wanna waste the ingredients. Sigh... these may surely causing a few extra inches or grams, I am definitely not jumping onto the scale for the next 1 week, that will save me from a foresee heart attack :p
I tell u, this baby is very moist, rich, chocolaty, oily, messy and sinful! Have it with a cup of warm milo, that will surely be a taste of heaven (or hell since it is sinful lol).
Asked little girl yesterday, what will she like for bento: fried rice, sushi or veggie rice, she chose sushi and specifically mentioned the cucumber sushi. She also asked whether she may share with her friends, since sushi is so easy to make, I let her have a bigger bento to share with her fellow friends.
I was slow this morning, doing everything in slow motion, thus took me 45 minutes to complete the entire bento :p
Cucumber & furakake maki and corn sausage (bro bought from China) to form into 2 halve flowers. More cucumber sticks, corn sausage, a container of mayo and a tube of soy sauce squeeze into the remaining space
Grapes, yellow and red grape tomatoes
Note of the day
While little girl was having her lunch just now...
Me: Girl, do u like rice?
LG: * shaking her head * (mouth busy munching and she was reading her favorite "Weird Wildlife Sea Creatures" book)
Me: Then, do u like sushi?
LG: * nodding her head *
Hahaha.... funny girl, don like rice but adore sushi, aren't they the same?
This is another mix of leftover & speedy bento, just reheat the wantons (the last 2 after about 1 week) and fried chicken drummette (little girl had it leftover from dinner) in the toaster oven, meanwhile skewered the red, yellow grape tomatoes and cucumber into animal skewers. All ready in the box in about 10 minutes (plus heating time).
Do u notice the skewers of red, yellow grape tomatoes and the cucumber resemble the colors of traffic light, I didn't realize until little girl pointed it out to me, what a coincident :)
Were in a rush this afternoon, took only 1 pic and didn't write any note for little girl :p