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Rice with Shrimp & Peas Bento (126)

Last night we ate at Kim Chee for dinner and I overate a little, so I suggested we go to Foodland so that I could buy some things to cook for bento this week and so that I could walk off the food a bit. I find that this helps get rid of that overate feeling quite quickly and pushing a wagon of two kids around for over half an hour has to be decent exercise right?

Since I had no shopping list I ended up buying some shrimp for fried rice. This morning I cooked rice according to a recipe from Harumi’s book simply called “Rice with Peas”. The picture shows a bento box filled with this simple but yummy rice (I tasted while packing) so I decided with the shrimp I put in, I didn’t need to pack anything else with it. After I cooked the rice according to her instructions, I fried it together with sliced snow peas, frozen green peas, and chopped shrimp.

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Along with this I brought carrot sticks, sliced strawberries, and an apple banana. I’m porking up again, so I won’t be eating any rice for dinner tonight. With the Fan Festival only 38 days away, I’ve got to start shaving pounds again, not gaining them. Sadly, no new progress on my costume this weekend.

My tomato plants have gone crazy! I pick like 10 tomatoes a day. I don’t even know how they’re all producing this many but I have a container here with me at work today with about 50 tomatoes so that I can take them to my MIL’s house for salad consumption. It’s awesome!!

I didn’t have the energy to do my football food and it was just as well since the football game was a total soaker. We were lucky we decided to buy ponchos before the game because it was on and off pouring all night. I was pretty sad to see Colt off yet again after someone stepped on his foot early on and then even sadder to see him down on the field after a tackle. On the other hand, it was wonderful to see Tyler Graunke step up and show all the people that had booed him previously that he was more than worthly of playing for Hawaii. I hope that shut them all up for good. We’re now 6-0!

Keep voting for Biggie!

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  • Marryth

    Hehe, looks like it’s a fried rice kinda day. :3

  • Erica

    You could always can or pickle some tomatoes! I’ve never canned smaller varieties, though, so I don’t have any tips for that.