Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Carnitas Taco Bento

This bento is a deconstructed taco bento.
 In the upper left of the bento box is some homemade carnitas, or Mexican pulled pork. We made the carnitas in the slow cooker. There's two different colors of bell peppers, some avocado, some onions, and some Monterey jalapeƱo jack cheese. The avocado doesn't look the best (it really needed to be used up) but still tasted fine.
I also packed three little tortillas for my tacos. They're a corn-wheat blend, which has a nice texture.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bento with Chard

It's getting about to the time when my family rips out our winter garden and starts planting the summer garden. We planted lots of Swiss chard last fall, so it is in no short supply now.
This bento has white rice with furikake, the infamous chard, thinly sliced salted cucumbers, and some homemade meatballs.
Furikake is a sort of topping that you put on your rice. This furikake contains seaweed, sesame seeds, sugar, and salt. I picked this up from the local Asian grocery store.
The chard is sauteed in olive oil with some garlic.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tulip Bento

This is a little bento that I made the other day. I'd started experimenting with making little pictures in Jello.
The top tier of my bento box has a checkered apple slice, green bell pepper, roasted cauliflower, dried cranberries, some random mixed nuts, and a little container of Jello with a tulip decoration made out of apple and cucumber skin.
The bottom tier of my bento box isn't quite as cute, but it still tasted amazing. I have some homemade meatloaf. Underneath the meatloaf, there is some pasta. I put one of the noodles on top for the picture so you could see what I used.

Another view of my cute bento.