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Donburi Bento and Class Photos

Today I have oyako donburi, but in a bento I put together rather hastily so that I could have a relaxing morning. I took the picture at work.

I’d brought green onions to chop up and put on top before the photo, but I found myself to be extremely lazy, so that ended that. The recipe for this can be found here. Don’t forget to enter my drawing for a Zojirushi Mr. Bento!

My weight loss didn’t do so well over the weekend. This morning I weighed in at 146 even, which puts me slightly above what I started at. Oops! πŸ™‚ Still, I’m plugging along. I actually declined malasadas this morning. Before I’d have just snarfed one down. Also, in the two birthdays that have come up since I started eating better, I’ve taken only a half of a small slice for both instead of my usual large piece. Baby steps will get me there.

I held the postponed bento class on Saturday. There were eight students in this class and the bentos were ever so slightly different this time around due to a few changes I wanted to make and some forgetfulness on my part. I messed up a couple of big things, namely showing up at 9 AM when I was supposed to be there at 8:30 to set up, but the cooking plus getting Baby Girl occupied really set me back. Also, I’m not taking her next time unless Grandma J can come. She drove me nuts, chasing me around with a empty paper towel roll and whacking me on the ass with it. *sigh*

The Temari director wasn’t there either as she’s on a trip, so it was basically me and Baby Girl. While I was cooking, she kept nagging me that the teachers were going to be mad that we were late. I told her, “We are the teachers.” This blew her mind.

Here is one of my students making her shaped sammies for the kid’s bento. We made turkey sandwiches this time instead of bologna.

Baby Girl was actually paying attention to what I was teaching and when I wasn’t looking, made her own bento on the side, which shocked the pants off me. I mean, she’d been asking for things every five minutes, but when she showed it to me all put together I was really happy. Too bad I forgot to take a picture. Still, I got this hilarious photo of her showing off her heart sandwich.

I was surprised to find out that three of my students in this class were blog readers. This lady was one of them! Sorry for the bigass heart on your face, but I never know who doesn’t want to have their face online, so I put that there just in case. If you’re okay with having it up, just let me know. If I teach this class again I’m going to make sure they make their kids bentos more compact. Everyone had a hard time getting the cover on.

Here’s someone making their musubi. Everyone came up with very unique and cute happy faces!

Take this one as an example. She put the eyes on differently than the punch does and it came out so cute! Plus, she used mouths from another punch as bangs. Very inventive!

Here’s the bento that I made. It has no face on the onigiri cause Baby Girl came up and picked them off and ate them. As you can see, this time I made dashimaki tamago and brought sugar snap peas. I forgot to bring the mandarin oranges, so in the middle of teaching them I had to figure out what the heck to do. We ended up putting baby carrot sticks in, though they didn’t fit in mine.

This woman was a first time bento maker, so she seemed very happy with everything, which made me happy! I love biting people with the bento bug.

A student with her finished adult bento. I love how she put a carrot heart on the onigiri!

This guy is a blog reader and my first male student! I thought this onigiri was the coolest and he paid very strict attention to the details and layout. I hope this shows the men out there that this hobby really isn’t just for us ladies!