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Mochiko Chicken Bentos

What is this I see? Is it a light? Yes, I think it is! I am in a stress tunnel of three jobs, a half painted house, and a blog and I see a light! It’s not very bright, but it’s better than nothing.

In case you’ve been wondering why I still don’t blog much even after having moved in, it’s not just because I’m still only half unpacked. Final Fantasy XIV launched it’s early release, so my nights and weekends have been filled with data entry, site design/feature arguments, and attempts to play the game. I am juggling this plus my two real halftime jobs at the university, which will become one full-time one on Friday.

My time with the Center on Disability Studies is coming to an end after almost 3 years. On October 1, my administrative soul will belong to the HNFAS department. (Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences)

Mochiko Chicken Bento 1

Here is a mochiko chicken bento that I made… well geez, I can’t even remember when I made it. All I know is that it was last week sometime. I threw it together in about 5 minutes, using leftovers and adding some fresh veggies and half a strawberry for color. I actually have windows in my kitchen now, so this is why my photos are so bright without any hotass lamps and lightboxes and stuff. Now I just have to figure out where the heck I put my background materials…..

I made this second one for Baby Girl, but the little brat didn’t eat it because it was “too cold”. Thermal lunch jars have spoiled her rotten, apparently.

Mochiko Chicken Bento 2

She ate just the strawberries and one piece of chicken. *rage* I mean, for one, she didn’t eat lunch basically. And two, she wasted all that food! Grr!

A quick announcement for something fun coming up for local Hawaii residents: I will be doing two Yum-Yum Bento Box demonstrations at the Oh Baby Family Expo next weekend! You can read more about the event on their site, but my demos are scheduled for:

Saturday, October 9, 2010
12:30 PM

Sunday, October 10, 2010
2:30 PM

The event takes place at the Neil Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and I will be in the Demo Room. Hope to see you there!

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  • Whether she ate it all or not, it still looks super yummy! FF XIV is so exciting! I literally finished FF XIII last week, what a great story 🙂 Yay!

  • congrats on your bright new kitchen! that chicken looks delicious, can’t wait to see more bentos from your new “bento laboratory” when things calm down for you!

  • Looks very yummy! I remember when you made mochiko chicken last week …hehe..cause I made it the same day too :).

    Hope to see you back here full time soon, we’ve missed your bentos!

  • Your blog is one of my all-time favorites. 🙂 I passed the “Versatile Blogger Award” on to you, you can read about it here: . 🙂

  • so yummy bento lunch!! I love to make this!!

  • Kyo

    Haha. Kids are strange, I would have ate it all. Looks so yummi x3

  • Congrats on your new house! 🙂
    I was jumping up and down in excitement when I finally found a copy of Yum-Yum Bento Box in a local bookstore in Malaysia after such a long search! I will blog about it soon 😀

  • Lovely bento, as always. I’m having a hard time with XIV- I want to like it, but I have half a mind to just keep playing XI.

  • breyonna

    I LOVE mochiko chicken and this bento is cute!!

    I’m excited to see your demo at the expo this weekend!!

  • Torie

    I am just getting into making bento lunches for my son. When you give these to them do you just serve everything cold? (rice and all?) Thanks.