Monday, December 13, 2010

Baby Bento - Snowy Day

Yesterday, we got our first snow of the season followed by bitter winds and single digit temps. It was perfect soup weather. I haven't yet found a brand of bouillon or pre-made broth that I'm comfortable with for the very allergic Senorcito. I decided this was the ideal opportunity to discover how to make broth from scratch. Essentially, I just chopped an onion and some carrots and tossed it in a pot with water, garlic, salt, thyme, oregano, and parsley. Then I added rice noodles to cook and pre-cooked cubed chicken to re-heat. It turned out pretty well. Senorcito, along with my husband and I, happily ate it all.

Today's bento contains two meals plus an afternoon snack:
  • Breakfast - "Snowflake" Tapioca EnerG Bread (w/ a drizzle of olive oil, not shown), Grapes, and a Clementine.
  • Lunch - Chicken Noodle Soup w/ "Tree" Cucumbers, Okra
  • Snack - Enjoy Life Snickerdoodle Cookie, Apple Sticks


bentobird said...

Cheerful cold weather bento! Love the starry snowflake look of the sliced okra :)

VegetusMaximus said...

Thanks, Bentobird! I didn't even realize the okra had a snowy look until you mentioned it.