Bento 95: Egg-O-Lantern & #twitterfoodparty
Yesterday’s #twitterFoodParty ( the #twitterpastaparty edition) was fun!! Who would imagine there is such a large variety of noodles and pastas available? From noodle rolls to pasta bakes, it is amazing seeing what we all got up to cooking noodles for dinner. As it was National Pasta Day yesterday, this was very appropriate!
I made Japanese beef curry with buttered noodles over fresh spinach – somehow that just came to me and I thought it would be a good idea! It didn’t actually taste that bad, pretty decent. The thick creamy curry coats the thick egg noodles well, strange eating curry with noodles instead of rice, but it truly isn’t too bad. And extras were turned into tomorrow’s bento – I packed the curry separately in a silicon cup so I can microwave it before mixing in with the noodles. As with leftover bentos, this took less than 10 mins – even carving the boiled egg and wilting the spinach!
An Egg-O-Lantern sits atop the buttered noodles which have been premixed with wilted spinach. Hehee – to go with the halloween theme, I painted the eyes and nose with ketchup to resemble blood, and stuck a ‘nail’ pick through it to resemble a head wound – dripping with ketchup. Love it. I’ve been waiting for 8 months to use this :). Egg-carving is another trick I stole from Sheri – girl had carved jack faces into nearly everything edible! They are so cute!
In the bento I also had some sliced nectarine, peapods and more wilted sesame spinach. Two ‘ghost’ marshmallows sits atop the spinach. No, I don’t eat the marshmallow with the spinach, I actually kept the marshmallow on a different layer to keep it away from the savory foodstuff :). You can see it through the cover of my box….
The keen-eyed would’ve noticed that I’m using a new bento box!! I purchased this box earlier in October but forgot all about it and it got left on my kitchen table. I love the design of this Pop Owls box, it is a duplicate in design with my Daytrippers box – excellent size and love the movable divider and top layer. Yes, I didn’t really need another box of the same shape, but it’s probably one of my most-used box, I love it!