Mittwoch, 30. Dezember 2009

New year, new shape

Here is the last bento for this year. I decided to do something that fits in my new Don-type box:

Left: Katsudon
Right: Grapes, banana slices.veggie-meatballs, cherry tomatoes

I hope the new shape of the box makes it more interesting again to look at my photos ;)

Donnerstag, 24. Dezember 2009

Christmas-Jubako and bento for Santa´s little helper

First off all, I want to wish you, my readers, a Merry Christmas. Thank you for supporting my blog this year. I hope we will meet again next year and celebrate our love for food and cooking together!

So here is my first Jubako I did for my collegues who will suffer the Christmas late shift with me today:

Teriyaki-beef and green asparagus, chicken marinated in honey-chilli-sauce, Yakisoba with shrimps und some bell pepper stars

Puff pastries filled with grounded beef. veggies and feta, Makisushi with salmon, cherry tomatoes, grapes, kiwi slices

UPDATE: I was awarded for this bento by tatabonita from Bonito´s Cooking Wonderland :

Thank you, dear!

Montag, 21. Dezember 2009

Last work bento before christmas and re-organized Pantry

So this will be the last bento before christmas:

Upper tier: grapes, Lindt nougt, banana, cherry tomatoes. tofu nuggets
Lower tier: Tortellini with veggies, ham and cheese, meatballs, brokkoli

Freitag, 18. Dezember 2009

Underneath my christmas tree...

...are some new bento boxes and other stuff! It is a little bit early, but I plan to celebrate my christmas shift with my collegues who have begun to accept my habit of bringing strange little boxes to work. So I ordered some big jubako to share some food with them on the late shift next thursday (Christmas Eve).

On 25th and 26th I will be working, too but I plan a little hiatus for the blog and the bento-stuff because we will get some treats from the hospital´s kitchen for christmas. I really like my self prepared food, but for christmas I want some nice turkey with good german potato dumplings and red cabbage or some venison...

Donnerstag, 17. Dezember 2009

First snow and a bento

A few days ago I had a conversation with Lia Chen about it is here. When I woke up early this morning I first didn´t recognized it, but when the first kids were running outside in their pyjamas and were yelling and tossing snowballs at each other I looked out: Everything was powdered white...

Little impression of the first snow here:

I had to be quick when it was getting light because all of the nice snow was already melting again. Now it is just all grey and mushy :(
I hope christmas will be white...but the forecast says it won´t...

Mittwoch, 16. Dezember 2009

Three bento and a recipe!

I´m so sorry for not updating recently, but my week was a little stressy because of the stupid quality management thing in the hospital...but there is a recipe as a small treat for the people who pass by every day ;)

This was my bento for yesterday:

Upper tier: Maccaroni with "Zürcher Geschnetzelten" (chicken tenders in delicious sauce), peas and carrots decorated with some cherry tomatoes; some greek style veggies with feta cheese (I´m addicted to feta at the morment)
Lower tier: Banana, Lindt chocolate, grapes, pear dices, kiwi and some parmesan cheese for the macs in the penguin

Sonntag, 13. Dezember 2009

New car and new book racks

Second post for today...what attention whore am I?

Yesterday was a little bit like christmas...but even more stressy.

First Hasi and me went to Mazda to get my new car. It looks so awesome with its strange color. And it has around 103hp (Sport Edition with cute spoiler *g*) at an  overall weigh of 1,03t which means I look like a racedriver housewife and this is just great ;) Here is the first pic taken by my little paparazzi neighbour:

Monday´s Bento and Recipe

So here is what came out of the kitchen for tomorrow:

Upper tier: "Eine Schüssel" (lit.: "one bowl"; special recipe by my mother in law), veggie-meatballs, cherry tomatoes, grapes
Lower tier: banana, Lindt nougat orbs and capuccino praliné, wafer-apricot-casserole (again...)

Freitag, 11. Dezember 2009

Last bento for this week!

So today is my last shift for this week! That means this will also be the last bento for this is #9 already...can´t believe I made it for longer than a week :P

Upper tier: Greek Style rice with veggies and feta cheese, veggie meatballs, grapes

Lower tier: chinese veggies simmered in soy sauce, cherry tomatoes, banana, diced pear and Lindt Nougat-praliné

Nothing special but tasty...just like I prefer my food to be. Preptime in the morning: 15 minutes with cutting fruit (used lots of leftovers and small ready-made food stocks today)

Donnerstag, 10. Dezember 2009

Cleaning up and christmas preparations, washing, cleaning kitchen, making bento. Check. I´m done...and the late shift is waiting for me.

Bento for today:

Upper tier: Farfalle with cheese and veggies, cherry tomatoes, tofu nuggets
Lower tier: Puff pastry filled with chinese veggies and chicken in soy sauce, banana slices, grapes and Lindor star

Dienstag, 8. Dezember 2009

Bento for a hungry photographer

As mentioned in my previous german entry, I will be be on a test photoshooting for my best friends wedding today. The photographer is my neighbour, who will be coming right from his work to have a ride with me to the location. I assumed that this man will need a proper lunch before starting to shoot, so I rummaged through my kitchen this morming to see what I could be able to whip together in a few minutes (40 min for two bento is good for me):

The wedding planner

Leute, ich bin total im Eimer heute...hab ja eigentlich frei gehabt, aber ich war den ganzen Tag mit meiner besten Freundin unterwegs und habe ihre Hochzeit organisiert. UND wir sind so gut wie fertig. Ich bin so stolz auf uns. Ne ganze Hochzeit in 3 Tagen planen ist echt ne Leistung. An einem Tag hat sie die Termine beim Standesamt und beim Restaurant festgemacht und ist gleich über ihr Hochzeitskleid gestolpert, dass auch direkt saß und passte (und schon mal von Barbara Meier getragen wurde (uiii....:))).

Sonntag, 6. Dezember 2009

Happy Nikolaus!

Today, we have a special day here in germany. Saint Nikolaus is visiting the nice and behaving children and giving them some apples, cookies, nuts and chocolate. But they have to put out their freshly cleaned boots in front of the door the evening before...then they will be magically filled over night ;)
Just compare it to the tooth-fairy mixed with a little christmas spirit.

Actually i wanted to do a chara-ben for today. But then i was too lazy and too afraid to scare my bento-ignorant colleagues so much in the first week ;)

So i had this one:

Upper tier: Sweet casserole like yesterday, grapes, banana slice and Lindt Chocolate heart
Lower tier: Tortellini-veggie-ham-gratin, tofu-nuggets (forgot the dip, doh...) and cherry tomatos

Samstag, 5. Dezember 2009

Weekend to go and already dead...

So tomorrow will be my first weekend shift in the hospital. Dealing with new patients and confused doctors every day again is exausting and makes me very hungry:

Upper tier: Apricot and wafer casserole, some banana slices
Lower tier: Still rests of Farfalle, Meatballs, grapes and Lindt Chocolate-Orb "Bratapfel-Vanilla"

Donnerstag, 3. Dezember 2009

Amaa´s Anatomy goes international

To follow the example of my fellow bento-bloggers, this blog will be in nice ingrish from now on.

Short indroduction for my new readers (just to be optimistic...): I´m a german health care professional and I started making bento to have some weight control and to get rid of some some problems concerning food sensitivity. I started working in the hospital again on tuesday and i try to take a bento with me every day. Days 1+2 are german only but when i have some time i will try to translate the indregents later. Non-food entrys will stay german-only because i still use this blog as my journal, too.

Dienstag, 1. Dezember 2009

Alles neu macht der Dezember...

So erstmal das wichtigste: Das Wanderpaket ist soeben bei mir eingetroffen

und soll wenns geht morgen so* weiter:

*Fehler behoben: Kekse raus ein Paket Furikake wieder rein... für neues Foto war keine Zeit