August 13th, 2009


Bento # 594

Another late night bento. There are good things and bad things about my new working hours I guess.

One of the good things today was that my main break took place right beside a large blackberry patch, so I spent the time picking blackberries (and eating blackberries...) Actually I'm not sure if my kid likes them at all, but it seemed stupid not to send some with her :)

Bento # 594
Bento # 594
blackberries, mix of sweet corn, peas, tomato and orange bell pepper. Pasta with tomato sauce and loads of grated cheese. Turkey made of meatballs and bell pepper.

Honey chicken bento

Hey guys!  I'm back from vacay.  If you're into restaurant food, check out my previous blog about my Indiana/Tennessee eats!


Sometimes I need some fried chicken.  You know, the kind that comes in a box from the grocery store.  It hits the spot for an easy dinner after a long day of work and all you need to do to complete it is mash some potatoes and boil some corn.

With the hubby gone for work related stuff all the time, what is a girl to do with all that leftover fried chicken?

Reinvent it!

Chicken salad, pulled chicken for soups, or re-slathered and baked in sauce are all very good options.  Here is a recipe for a good sauce to put on leftover fried chicken:

Honey fried chicken
1/2 c honey
3 Tbs apple cider vinegar
Leftover chicken pieces (I had 6).

Mix together honey and vinegar.  Drench chicken in honey mixture, put in a baking dish and bake 350 degrees for 20 minutes. 

Here is a bento with the leftovers:

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Cherries, bell peppers, carrot, coleslaw, rice, honey chicken drumstick. :)

A quick travel bento for my Mom :)

I haven't posted in quite a while but have been packing bento for hubby sporadically - I am only posting the quick bento I packed for my Mom here, but if you want to see the rest, they are on my blog:

Just a little Bento I packed for my mommy for her drive back to WV when she visited in July :) - and now she has this (and another) bento set for packing them for herself :) I didn't want anything that she'd have to worry about spoiling and that would be easier to eat if she wanted to snack while driving.

She has a Fruit salad in the thermal container in the center
Side cup 1 - Sundried tomato hummus, peanuts and cashews w/ a melon gummy on top
Side cup 2 - Dried banana chips and dried papaya
She also had pita in a sandwich bag for the hummus


See the rest of my bento for July and Aug on my blog at An American in Bento