Thursday, November 27, 2008

Bento # 36

Mum and SIL came home from KL on Monday and brought some packages back for me from my 'lil sis. She even marked out 'for lunch' and 'for snack' on the packages.... LOL!!! So I got a fresh batch of the tofu pouch and kimchee, etc... Got another couple more bento box, egg mould and a sunflower silicon cup. Thanks very much 'lil sis, here's a big hug from me.

So, I made Inari, cut some peppers and tomatoes for salad(more than shown above) and the edamame in my new silicon cup. That was on Tuesday.

Seeing no updates from me, my 'lil sis actually gave me a morning call yesterday to wake me up and make my bento.... HAHAHAHA!!! Luckily she called, I was going to snooze some more. I did froze some of the rice I cooked on Tuesday and made Onigiri (rice ball). I think I must have done something wrong, I just took them out from the freezer and put them in my box. Came lunch time they were not frozen but very cold and they tasted absolutely yukky!! Blah!! Just one bite and I close the lid.

Luckily I also grab a frozen pack of Black Bean Chicken soup that mum cooked and froze for me a couple of weeks ago. I put it in my small slow cooker to heat it up... ^_*

Moral of the story ................. - always have a backup!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Bento # 35

This was from last week. Edamame, carrot in star shape and a failed shaped boiled egg. Did not take a pic of the bottom tier as it has another failed shaped boiled egg, leftovers from the cut out star carrot and some edamame... so now you know why I did not post this earlier. ^_* Don't know why the boiled eggs were so soft. Did not boil long enough or was the egg too fresh?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bento # 34

I have been using this set of bento box over and over again. Why? Because I can't get rid of the food smell after washing. So, will leave it out to air and then the next day instead of taking out a new one just use them again because don't want to get all of them smelling like food... make sense?

This was yesterday bento. The night before SIL cooked noodles, stir fried capsicum, julienne cucumber, mixed it up with black rice vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil. Simply delicious!! I didn't even warm it up.

I thought it might not be enough as I had twice that amount the night before and also because got this sautéed minced meat with capsicums that mum made during the weekend. The original recipe was Aunty Mary’s, using mock duck meat. But mum said better to stay away from China made product with so many unflattering news about them. Supposed to spread it on the bun and add cheese on top and toast it. But I just have it like that with the noodles. And that's apple in the other box.

I already had a couple of 'epok-epok' that Fiona bought for breakfast when the phone rang...

My ex-driver called to ask me to collect a piece of her father's birthday cake which she promised to bring but I forgot all about it. Its Secret Recipe's Chocolate mud cake......

I can tell you I didn't have a chance to feel hungry yesterday.......

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Quack Bento # 33

Leftovers from last night... duck meat, brown rice and bitter gourd. Ok, I lied... there was another box of the duck meat that was not in the picture. It was still nice and warm and I was hungry, so I'd some for breakfast and finished the rest around 11.45am. ^_*

Lunch was tea and 'loti peng with kaya' from the kopi tiam plus pineapple, papaya and guava from the fruit stall. I started to bring own containers to pack the fruits. I'd an extra container so got my colleague to use it and safe a few more plastic bags!

Managed to burnt some calories at the gym yesterday. Will try to continue today.....

Monday, November 17, 2008

Pink Sisterhood Tag

But Monday is Blue and it is raining, so unlikely to turn to pink. And when you read the following, you'll get even bluer....

* One in eight women or 12.6% of all women will get breast cancer in her lifetime.

* Breast cancer risk increases with age and every woman is at risk.

* Every 13 minutes a woman dies of breast cancer.

* Seventy-seven percent of women with breast cancer are over 50.

* Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women between the ages of 15 and 54, and the second cause of cancer death in women 55 to 74.

* Risks for breast cancer include a family history, atypical hyperplasia, early menstruation (before age 12), late menopause (after age 55), current use or use in the last ten years of oral contraceptives, and daily consumption of alcohol.

* Early detection of breast cancer, through monthly breast self-exam and particularly yearly mammography after age 40, offers the best chance for survival.

Facts taken from Women’s Health!


Got tag by 3lilangels and the rules:

1. Put the logo in your blog.

2. Add a link to the person who shared it with you.

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs

4. Add your link to the list of participants below

5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.

Here's to spreading awareness on breast cancer!

Friday, November 14, 2008

A week flew by...

and there is nothing much to report. Busy with work and seriously you do not want to know the details...

Nothing to report craft wise and no bento either. My SIL did cook mee hoon one morning and I packed for lunch with otak-otak.

Another morning she made corn pancakes with wholewheat flour... I had for breakfast and lunch.

Yikes!! No greens...

Friday, November 07, 2008

TGIF again!

I wanted to break this lethagicness that I had forever. Lazy to go to the gym, lazy for bento, lazy to do cross-stitch, weary about the stock market... Told Emily I'll break the cycle this week.

Came Monday, I packed a salad and had 2 hardboiled eggs for breakfast. Healthy start, right? I even had wholewheat bread for snacking. Went to the gym for the spinning class after work but ... very paiseh... I almost fainted when the class was over that I had to sit down on the floor. Obviously, after that I had to rest and that's what I did for the past few days.... ^_*

Came Tuesday, lazy to pack anything... but as I am naturally a blessed person, Twister came with some mashed potato salad thinking that I can have with my bento. The bee hoon was from Fiona's bento and a client came by with yam cake!!!

Speaking of being blessed... did I mentioned that I got the 3rd prize from Snazzynsuch, Tini's giveaway. I received it last week and I haven't even thank Tini, yet. Tini... here's a big hug from me!!! Thank you very much! Someone else I know got the 2nd prize!! How lucky were we?

Remember I mentioned that I was busy playing the text twister game from DIGI a while ago... I had a surprise when Digi called and asked for my IC no. "Why do you want my IC no? I did not switch from Maxis." Talked about being paranoid. But shouldn't she explained first before asking for my IC no. LOL!!! Anyway, I won the consolation prize and it arrived by courier yesterday. 2 movies tickets and a RM50 cash voucher from Parkson. Someone else I know also won a consolation prize, we were playing the game together trying to beat each other's scores... See, not only am I blessed, people around me are also blessed!!! ^_*

But the best of all is when you received something and don't know who they are from....

I try to refrain myself from jumping up and down. Seriously, I don't know why I want these for. They are too kiddie for me... I tried calling my sister but she was busy and said she will call me back.

Then it just occur to me... they are not for me. I am just the courier service to Singapore. Must be lah!!! LOL!!!!!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Bento # 32

Seems like I have two bento # 30, then this must be # 32?

White rice sprinkled with a generous amount of sakura denbu. Bottom tier, that's otak-otak and a couple pieces of 'yong tou fu'. Added the green apples for colour...

To tell the truth, I cooked the rice in the rice cooker and heated the otak-otak in the oven toaster in the office. The 'yong tou fu' was from Fiona's bento. And I ate times 2 the above! Actually, I had already ate half of my food before I plated it into the above boxes. You know, just to take a photo....LOL!!!!

Well, the otak-otak was the main menu for a couple of days...

This was last weekend's frog leg's herbal soup... it was delicious and the aunty said its very easy to cook. Will try to get the recipe from her or easier, just get her to cook for me again. HAHAHAHA!!!