D: Not dead... just took a nice long break before school started up again, which was officially Monday. XD I am late in my posting, like usual. My schedule is set up in as such I spend essentially all day on campus Monday and Wednesday... 9am to 8:30pm and that doesn't factor in my near horrendous commute. @____@ I keep reminding myself that education is so very, very worth it.
Barring any unforseen events, days off or general explosions I will officially be back to posting at a minimum of twice a week. I am currently working on two projects - 1) coming up with recipes, ideas and tutorials that are quick, simple and easy enough that they can be done in the wee hours of the morn by extremely non-morning people and are beginner friendly as well & 2) I am going to be translating sections of one of my Japanese obento books, prepare the recipe as written, post the recipe and photo and share how it turned out. Its a book of obento that supposedly take 10 or less minutes to prepare in the morning. I thought people might especially appreciate the latter, though it may take some time to get around to it since school work is first priority and my Japanese is a bit rusty.
So, without further ado here is a days worth of obento - two meals and a snack!
490ml White Vive box: Rice, chicken burgers in sesame and mushroom sauce (recipe below), steamed broccoli and carrots with coarse salt, fukujinzuke
360ml white monokuro boo box: stir fried frozen veggie mix with tofu puffs
230ml black monokuro boo box: rice
sando de panda box: honey peanut butter and jelly
mini chocolateQuick Sesame Mushroom BurgerI have not listed exact amounts but rather proportions... its super easy and scales endlessly whether you are cooking for one or many.
burger mix of your choice of meat (I used ground chicken with bread, milk, egg, garlic, ginger and green onion), formed into 2tb size patties*
gomadare (either homemade or from a bottle)
one button/crimini mushroom per two burgers
Heat up a pan with little sesame oil. Place the burgers in the pan. Add the mushrooms and cook till the patties are lightly browned on both sides. Mix some gomadare and water in a 3:1 ratio (quantity depends on how much sauce you want) and add that to the pan. Boil so that it cooks the burgers and softens the mushrooms. Remove the burgers and reduce the sauce so that it is thickened and top the burgers with the the sauce.
*It is generally impractical to make burger mix in the morning... what I do is make a lot of the mix one day and freeze in 2tb size portions. At night I take out as many portions as I need, and because the portions are so small they usually thaw by morning and I use them for a myriad of things from mini burgers, soboro, dumplings, fillings, etc.
Crossposted from my blog