Thursday, October 21, 2010

Boo! Bento


Boo! Bento, originally uploaded by sherimiya ♥.
For MisterMan's bento I made balsamic vinegar chicken, based on Maki's recipe. I simply mixed equal volumes of balsamic vinegar and shoyu, marinated overnight, and oven-roasted the next day. I cut the chicken into smaller pieces so they'd cook faster, and also for ease of eating. You can sprinkle with sesame seeds, but I totally forgot about that. It's really good, and I love the way the chicken comes out a rich dark brown color. Since I was using the oven I also roasted some tomatoes and brussels sprouts. These I tossed with garlic powder. Everything nestles in a green lettuce leaf, as usual, along with a piece of corn on the cob decorated with purple and orange carrots. In the fruit section I put some black grapes, a few nectarine slices and a tiny tangerine. Since I had another section I scooped some yogurt and topped with letters spelling Boo! cut from nectarine and purple carrots. Only one bento today; TinySprite hung out with me for the day. I've noticed that the days she has off from preschool are days she seems to catch up on napping. Yay!

17 comments:

  1. Boo! as in awesome Halloween bento...not "boo" as in I don't like. :) Just making sure. LOL!

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  2. Sheri, you are so smart to use nectarine to make BOO! The letters look like bleeding, awesome for Halloween theme :)

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  3. Thanks a lot Debra, Lina, and Lia!
    Eww, bleeding letters. Didn't think of that!

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  4. I love the rich colours you put in this bento and this is the kind of Halloween bento I like most, the non-scary ones :o)

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  5. heheheee...nice colors...and the letter of BOO!

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  6. Love the Boo! It's really cool :D

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  7. Loved the BOO and the autumn leaves!
    Very nice bento! I was wondering, are the sections of the box secure tight? I would love to include yoghurt to my girls but i am always afraid it will spill everywhere...

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  8. Thanks Ceinwyn; it's nice to have some that are festive without being creepy, I agree.
    Thanks Yenny, tatabonita and Lyndsey!
    karaimame, this box has a molded lid that sort of seals each section. It's not watertight but it keeps everything in its own compartment. I'll post a pic next time. Thanks :o)

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  9. Loving all your cute Halloween bentos - I swear I'm going to making something cute for myself soon!

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  10. Sheri, this is so fun! Wait, the little mister eats brussel sprouts too?! You have the best kids I'm telling you.. Great balance of protein, sweets and veggies. I really love the combo of roasted cherry tomatoes & those brussel sprouts! Also, you make ppl like me look lazy. I just used a pick that says boo.. lol

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  11. Love the Boo! Agreed with Lia that the letters look like bleeding! And I love the carrot flowers on top of the corn too! So nice!

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  12. In smiles from this fresh, lovely Halloween poem!

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  13. Thanks Lunch Buckets! You totally should :D
    Chantale, MM eats it all... he's "allsome" !! But TS is just like all the other kids. Needs to be cajoled or fed. Can't win 'em all. I don't have any fancy Halloween picks!! Or I'd use 'em for sure. Thanks!
    Thanks KidsDreamWork!
    Thanks bentobird; that is so sweet :D

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  14. The Boo letters look really pretty!

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