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Pork Tofu Bento (319)

This weekend was rather interesting because I got my first ever fat lip courtesy of my wonderful son. We were watching tv together, but Buddy wasn’t interested in the show, so he decided to take out his plastic toy bat and swing at squeezie baseballs thrown by Mr. Pikko from the couch.

I know a plastic bat doesn’t sound all that harmful, but this one was made out of that hard plastic that you see those Step 2 play houses and slides made out of. It might as well have been made of titanium the way it felt when he turned and accidentally whammed me in the upper lip. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been hit so hard that I start crying, but tears welled up in my eyes and I had to keep ice on it for about an hour. It’s much better now though, thankfully, and I don’t have a cut or anything. Whew!

Pork Tofu Bento

Today I’m having leftover pork tofu, which is a modified recipe from one of my cookbooks, tweaked so that I don’t have to add ginger. Ginger is one of those things that I really don’t like to use, but when I do use it, I use only about a thumb sizes worth before letting it shrivel up in my fridge, alone and unwanted.

I have no bentorial today due to me sleeping in and farting around once I woke up. I added the rice first, then warmed up the pork tofu in a little pot, dumping it all in and pushing it up against the rice. I added the green beans next by layering them nicely and then put a sushi grass on top to separate it from the tangerine slices. I used a scissors to cut tiny pieces of green onion and then stuck the ume into the middle of the rice. Viola! All done!

I forgot to e-mail myself the recipe so I could post it, so I’ll edit this post later tonight to add it in for you all! Sorry to be short and sweet, but I’ve got a lot to do today. O_o