May 31, 2011

Angry Birds 'The Sequel'

This is my 2nd Angry Birds post and here is my older one. I had this idea from my friend, because he requested me to make one for him. As usual, he only can enjoyed it from the picture. :)

Inside the box: Rice, meatballs, potato, broccoli, and grapes. I used ketchup for red color and egg yolk for yellow color.

The one who enjoyed the bento is my daughter Elaine..she was really happy when she ate it and she loved the  meatballs. 

I've been thinking to submit this bento to Contest: Via col bento , which is held by: Kitty's Kitchen and Semplicemente Pepe Rosa. The Contest will end on Thursday, June 2nd.

Here is the recipe for the meatballs.
Mama El's Meatballs


350 grams beef ( cut in cubes )
1 tbs margarine
1 pcs small white onion ( chopped )
1 egg
2 . 5 tbs worcestershire sauce
1 tsp nutmeg
½  tsp cumin seed
3 tbs panko ( Japanese breadcrumbs )
Oil for frying, enough to cover  1/2 of the meat balls

1 tbs white onion ( cut thin )
1 tsp oil for sautéing
 Mix in 1 bowl:
2 tbs ketchup
1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 tbs sugar
1 cup water
 Corn flour diluted in water

For Meatballs:
1.       Put all the ingredients in the food processor until it blend thoroughly.
2.       Make small balls with 2 spoon.
3.       Heat oil in a frying pan, fry the meat balls.

For Sauce:
1.       Heat oil in frying pan.
2.       After the oil become hot, sauté the white onion
3.       Put the mixed sauce
4.       Put the diluted corn flour to thickened the sauce.

The sauce is pour on top of the meat balls ( for bento, you can separate it in a sauce container )

You can eat the meat balls with boiled green beans, boiled carrot and fried potato ( all cut in string ).

I also put this meatballs in my yesterday bento "Happy Monday"
The good things about the meatballs, you can make it a days ahead and put in the freezer. When you need it, just reheat in the microwave. :)

May 30, 2011

Happy Monday...

Happy Monday for all my friends out there!  These 2 weeks i only made several bento because Elaine still in her school holiday and have to make a quick bento because Elaine won't let me stay long in my kitchen. :)

Today i made Mr. and Mrs. Smiley, it is very simple, just mould the rice with egg yolk. At first, i wanted to use my smiley puncher but turned out the eyes were too small, so i only used the smile part and hand cut the eyes.

I'm so happy to find out that CG from Cooking Gallery give me awards and they are my first blog awards. CG a brilliant chef and bento-ist, and i loves all her works. Thanks a lot, CG!

I want to share these awards with my friends from BENTO CLUB in facebook. They always give me a lot of idea and additional knowledge in bento and the best things is FRIENDSHIP.

Last week, i received my prizes from Bento Box Contest held by Mutual Publishing. I really love it, they are Susan Yuen's "Hawai'i's Bento Box Cookbook" and signed by Susan Yuen! Thanks a lot, Mutual Publishing and Susan Yuen.

May 24, 2011

Garden Theme Bento

Well.. it's not my garden actually, but i wish i have one. :)

I made this bento for myself today, because it was a sudden bento actually. I don't have any plan to make one, because Elaine still have her holiday until next week. So, why don't i treat myself a bento for today's lunch. hehe.. 

Inside the box: rice, eggroll with bokchoy, saute shrimp, carrot, broccoli, flower egg, and sausage for ladybugs.

May 18, 2011

It's Barney Timeee..

Yeayyy..It's Barney...

Actually i already planned to make Barney from 2 months ago and now is the realization. :)  It took me 1 hour to decorating this bento, i still have to learn more about rice moulding and cutting the small part so next time , i could finish faster

I put some purple decofuri to make barney head, crab stik ( white part only ) for eyes and teeth, and nori for eyeball, eyelid and mouth.

Inside the box: pork barbecue, broccoli, carrot, cauliflower.

I will post this in Shannon's Blog ,What's for Lunch Wednesday . There are lots of cute bento there. Enjoy!

Good news, everyone...There is Lunch Punch Give Away from Bento Fun, you just follow 5 easy step to participate in it and Good Luck!

May 16, 2011

Rilakkuma loves Watermelon

Today i'm trying to make rilakkuma from beef patties, is it look alike? :)

Last Sunday, my husband brought me bento tools and books from his business trip. I 'm quite surprised with his effort to find them. O ya.. some of them was bought by my friend. Thank you so much, hubbie and Christine. :D

May 11, 2011

Cute Annoying Pig..

My friend ask me to make pig and hello kitty bento, first i was thinking to make hello kitty in piggy suit but she gave me idea to reverse it. So today i made annoying pig from angry bird in hello kitty suit, and it turned out very adorable, isn't it? :D

As for now, my friend can only enjoyed her bento through pictures, but i promised i will make her one when i go to Indonesia.

I will also post this in  Shannon's blog  What's for Lunch Wednesday . I love her blog, because there is many cute bentos there. I hope you enjoy it!

May 10, 2011

Pig Costume

Yeterday i tried to post this, but i think the site was error because of the 'bebeng' typhoon last Sunday. Until now, it's still cloudy and sometimes there is strong wind blow, but everything already back to normal again.

Well, back to bento again. Yesterday, i read Kaerenmama's book again and found out how to make the double moulded rice ( i don't know how to call it..hehe.. ). So i practised it yesterday and made 'Elaine in her piggy costume'. I used pink decofuri to turn the white rice into pink rice. 

Inside the yellow box: rice, broccoli, sausage, flower carrot, and some grapes. In the pink box: red bean and pork soup, rolled egg with ham and cheese, and some grapes.

May 5, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

I was reminded by Elaine's teacher that this week we will celebrate Mother's Day, so today i made a hen with the baby chicks. Tomorrow there will be Mother's Day and Mardi Grass celebration at Elaine's school, the school asked us to wear costume but i think i'll just wear ordinary outfit. Hopefully tomorrow i could post some pictures from it.

Inside the box: rice, stir fry beef, ham, sausage, broccoli, cauliflower, carrot.

May 3, 2011

Dancing Birdie

I tried to make a bird from quail egg and it turns out well, I copied the birdie from kaerenmama book that i bought last week. I love her book because it is full color and there are brief tutorial inside it, also there are free puncher, cutter, and food picks. I use the puncher here as the face expression and the feet. Cute isn't it?

Inside the box: rice, quail egg, chicken and shrimp roll, carrot, green peas, broccoli, flower egg.

Here is the kaerenmama's book that mentioned above. :)