Hamburgers and Bento!

30 03 2010

This Sunday, Chris made hamburgers!

We went to the grocery store and bought ground beef, hamburger buns, a tomato, Romaine lettuce, and condiments (ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard). Back at school, Chris molded the ground beef into three patties and fried each patty. Then, he washed the tomato and lettuce and chopped up the tomato. For the big finale, he added a slice of tomato and lettuce to 1/2 of a bun, placed the cooked beef patty on top of the veggies, and then squirted the desired condiments, and finally placed the other half of the bun on top of the beef patty deliciousness. Epic hamburger, if I do say so myself.

Chris' hamburger

This morning, I made my first bento box.

I bought this silver lunchbox from home that my parents used to use when they were in college. I wanted to have bento in it, so I bought it to school, intending to make at least one bento box before the semester ended.

For my first bento box, I made a sandwich. It had two slices of bologna, one slice of American cheese, one leafy Romaine lettuce, and mayonnaise.

On the side of the sandwich, I chopped up two mini-cucumbers (see image below) into mini-cucumber slices and placed them along one side of the bento box and placed the sandwich on the other side. Though it wasn’t much for a bento box, I loved it and ate it before my 11 o’clock class and my 12:30 class. Munching on the cucumbers and eating the sandwich was super yummy in my tummy.

Mini-Cucumbers

First Bento Box

A week ago, I also made two omelettes for us. I whipped 3-4 eggs for each person, then added chopped tomatoes and mushrooms and Parmesan cheese into each omelette. It was tricky getting them out of the pot I used to cook them in (we only have a pot at school, no pan for now!), but it didn’t matter once the omelette reached our hungry mouths. I love making omelettes, even though it takes awhile to prepare and cook. I can’t wait to make more omelettes in the future, especially for weekend morning breakfast!

Making an omelette

Adding Parmesan cheese to the omelette!

Bon appetit, everyone!