Another quick and simple roti canai rolls I able to think off :)
After shallow frying the roti canai, I placed it on a piece of seaweed, squeezed on some mayo, sprinkled with lots of meat floss, then roll it up. I let it sit for about 5 minutes, then cut into 5 rolls. Little girl took 1 to test out the flavor and the other 4 went into the bento. Bento was ready in about 20 minutes.
Meat floss and seaweed roti canai rolls
2 sweets from HK Disneyland given by my colleague,
Waked up with a blank mind, really have no idea what to prepare for little girl's lunch and bento. After browsing through the ingredients I have in the cabinet and fridge, this is what I managed at the end.
Bento was ready in about 25 minutes.
Braised yee mee with chinese cabbage, fish cake and dried prawns
Just found out over the weekend that little girl loves hash browns, of course I won't disappoint her, cook her some for bento.
I used 2 medium size potatoes to make 5 hash browns. While I was cooking 2 plain ones in the non-stick pan, I saw some soggy seaweed (those small packs seaweed that little girl left on the counter), as I don think anyone will like soggy seaweed, I had them cut thinly and mixed into the shredded potatoes. It turned out superb, little girl enjoyed eating it very much :)
School re-open today. Little girl had so much fun during her 1 week holiday, she stayed over nite at mum's place, then her cousins' place, she came back only on Sunday evening b4 the school starts. She really turned wild after moving out from the 'jail' for the entire week, gonna tune her back to routine & normal again, haiz...
LG: Mummy, can I have a small bento to school 2moro?
Me: Why, darling?
LG: 2moro is Monday, I have duty, I don think I can finish fast
Me: Alright... Sandwich ok for u?
Me: Tuna sandwich?
So, here is the small & simple bento, ready within 15 minutes.
I had 3 sticks of carrots in the fridge which I do not know what to do with them, as the 2 at home refuse to touch this orange color veggie. So, in order to con them into eating carrots, I had them grated finely and hidden them inside the cupcake :p
Also, to make them more healthier, I added wheat bran and fresh peach into the cupcake as well.
I adapted the recipe from Joy of Baking, altered a bit to make it more healthier, the cupcakes turned out very light, moist and yummy.
240g all purpose flour
20g wheat bran
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
4 large eggs
160g brown sugar
1 cup corn oil
210g finely grated raw carrots
1 large fresh peach, skinned and chopped coarsely
Preheat oven to 180C
Sift flour, baking soda and ground cinnamon together, add in salt
In another bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar and oil until slightly thickened
Fold in the flour mixture until incorporated
With a large rubber spatula, fold in the grated carrots, chopped peach and raisins
Evenly spoon the batter into muffin cups and bake about 20 minutes (I baked for another 10 minutes on 200C as they were still pretty wet after the said baking time) or a tooth pick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean
Remove from the oven and let cool completely on a wire rack
I had all the ingredients for the cream cheese frosting ready, but due to lack of time, I didn't make the frosting, I believe these cupcakes will taste lagi best with it :p
This bun is the same as the pizza swirl bun, I just had the filling wrapped inside instead of rolling in. After placing the facial expression and chicken nugget on the bun, I found it looked like a little queen :p
Bento was ready in less than 10 minutes.
The plum looking queen
(bun with pizza sauce & cheese filling, chicken nugget as crown)
The process was not difficult if you look at the video in pizza lollipops link, just spread some pasta sauce on flatten bread dough, sprinkle some mozzarella cheese, roll up the bread dough, cut dough with scissor, let it proof, then bake in oven at 180C for 20 minutes.
My lunch - pizza swirl buns with thick cream of mushroom soup
I had the buns baked in the morning, had a few for our breakfast, and I ate 2 again for lunch, yum!
Made this baked rice with part of the remaining bolognese sauce after baking the pizza swirl buns. I fried a few pieces of marinated pork, placed them on some white rice, scooped plenty of the bolognese sauce over, then top with plenty of cheese and baked in oven for 15 minutes.
Don know what to cook for the bento & lunch this morning, as little girl loves pasta so much, decided to tweet the method of preparing the pasta, stir-frying it instead of the usual way of mixing it with bolognese sauce.
I stir-fried the cooked leaf pasta with some marinated pork, cabbage and scallop sauce, it tasted so good that little girl asked for 2nd serving :p
Stir-fried pasta with pork, cabbage and scallop sauce, top with shredded egg
Cooked this veggie and cheese pan cake with Carol's recipe, adored the crunchiness of veggies but disliked the smell of dried shrimp's skin mixed with cheese, the smell reminded me of the food that my grandma fed the chicken, sorry, I know it sounds disgusting, but that was how I felt while eating it.
1) The batter:
10g wheat bran
150 ml milk
1/4 tsp salt
pinch of white pepper
This bento is a combination of loves and supports from little girl's ma ma (grandma) and mum.
Finally, little girl starts her exam today, I don really have enough time (multi-tasking with work and doing her final revision) to prepare her a nice & cute bento, but I put together all the food that MIL and I prepared before hand.
Bento was ready in about 10 minutes.
An oreo muffin (baked by me),
3 wantans (fried by MIL),
2 fish balls (I bought from SS2 night market)
3 fried popiah nian kau (wrapped by me, fried by MIL),