Thursday, November 4, 2010

Old Bento #3

I know it's pretty lame to post all my old bentos from my other blog, but the way my days have been lately I'm lucky to get this out. I have to now take some classes (forced to from where I work and don't get paid) after work for 2 hours 3 times a week for eight weeks! This is after I have worked all day, so if really digs into my cooking, bento making and blogging time. I sure miss it!
I made some Chicken Katsu last night for dinner and I had enough left over for Maranda and my lunch today. I packed my "tropical Bento box" it came with a cute cloth tote too. I love it. It's glittery too. This one you can even use in the microwave if you need to. Inside the large section I have rice with furikakae, chicken katsu, kumquat and green beans. The fruit side has pineapple, grapes and a strawberry.
I packed Maranda one too. I figured I was safe with it and she wouldn't mind eating it at school.

This is what came home, but in her defence I did pack her a chicken and cheese half sandwich too.

I made the chicken katsu a little different than usual, because I cut the chicken breasts up before frying them. I thought it would be easier. I don't know if that was the case though.

Panko bread crumbs with flour and grated parmesan cheese.
After dipping in egg beaten with spicy mustard and garlic ginger paste. Then dredge in the panko mix. I pan fried mine in a little grape seed oil. You can store extras in individual servings in ziplock bags and freeze. Pull them out when you need it for a lunch or snack.
When we went for sunset I saw these kids playing in the water. I just missed the shot earlier when they were both facing each other squatting down looking at the shells and treasures they found.
I couldn't resist. My daughter wears the same size shoe I do now!

It gives me a little peace just to look at these! Thanks for sticking with me!


  1. great shot of the kids on the beach! we've got snow and rain today. would love a stroll on the beach.

    I love the tropical lid for your bento and your lunch looks yummy too. you could make my lunch any day. :)

  2. Parma with Panko? What a great idea!
    I never became the same shoe size as my Mom when she was alive - tho I'm there now. We did get to share jewelry and that was a lot of fun.
    Love your Aloha box!

  3. Keep the bento coming! I will wait patiently hehehe ... Delicious bento Lyn :)

  4. The katsu sounds delicious!
    And your bento was so pretty!

  5. It's not lame, I love seeing them! Chicken katsu sounds great! Sounds like you have a really rough schedule, I hope the time goes by fast.

  6. It is great to have the chance to 'scroll' back to your old bento! Looking forward for more to come! :D
    The chicken katsu looks so delicious and love the tropical bento box!

  7. The katsu sounds yummy!!! love all the pictures too ^_^

  8. I didn't know its name...katsu!...but I've made it too, with the Panko. They are so tasty. Great job!
    Again, love the photo of the little kids on the beach at sunset.
    Check out my beach scenes, on my blog...can't resist taking them.

  9. Susan - thank you, I'm glad you enjoy the beach shots too. I do like to throw them in there.

    Judy - thanks so much. Sorry to hear you lost your mom so early.

    Lia - thanks you are the best!

    Indie.Tea - thank you, have a wonderful day!

    Peggy - thank you for visiting

    OhayoBento - oh you're so kind, thanks. I wanted all my bentos to be in the same place too.

    Kids Dream Work - thank you, it's nice to hear. I will try to keep them coming!

    Lina - again thanks. You're so encouraging.

    Elisabeth - often they make chicken katsu from a chicken breast then slice it when it's served to you. I will check out you beach photos...I can't resist either.


I love my bento friends and I love to hear from you. I appreciate your input, thanks!