*Hey y'all!!* Greeting from a relaxed Relakkuma! Has it been so long since the last post!? Not that I've been hibernating, I swear haha! Yuppi has not needed bento for a while and hubby has run to work with a simple onigiri lunch on his back. But they need bento today!
In the meantime, my little buddy, Yuppi passed the entrance exam of the junior high school that she wanted to go to. We've just received the notification from the school. She made it! We are going to have dinner out tonight to celebrate her pass as she studied very hard for the exam. By the way, the students of the school basically have to take their lunches to school every day. That means I'm going to have to continue making bento at least for 6 years to come, wow. Plus, that means I'm going to keep posting here such a long time heh!
Today's bentos contain panko chcken, egg corn salad, some onigiri and orange wedges for refreshment.
I took this shot under the room light.
Today's quick bento okazu is panko chicken (chicken katsu)! It has appeared in my bento very often, and you know I've written about it so many times. But I'll write my way again. I removed skin off from a chicken breast (I usually use chicken tenders instead), and cut it into easy-to-eat-size pieces. Then strongly pressed panko (dried) on both sides of them by hand to stick the panko to the chicken well. (Since I want to prepare bento foods quickly I always omit flouring and egg-coating for ponko-fry.) And then I fried them in a little olive oil until both sides were brown, then drained on paper towels for cutting calories. You don't need so much oil for pan-frying. I only use 1 - 2 tablespoons oil. Lastly I sprinkled some herb salt and powdered cheese on them. Plus a bit of ketchup if you like.