For dinner, Jac served oven-baked crumbed chicken fingers (bought frozen in a box), asparagus stems and vegetable slice. The vegetable slice was another of Jac’s experiments, made of egg and vegetables – green beans, asparagus tips, potato, carrot and onion. Jac included a nice big dish of smokey barbecue sauce for dipping the chicken fingers into. I ate the sauce with the chicken and the vegetable slice. I may have gone back for a second round of sauce too!
The chicken fingers (which sounds quite gross when you think about it :)) were delicious. I loved crumbed or battered chicken and could eat a mountain of them.
A few of the stems were on the woody side and I did point this out to Jac, but overall, I loved the texture of the asparagus and went back for more!
The vegetable slice was very eggy, and I really liked it. I don’t know if Jac will make it again, but I thought it was a pretty successful experiment. I guess it was sort of like an omelette or frittata, but Jac said she thought about it as a “slice” the whole time she made it as she baked it in the oven.
For lunch the next day, I packed myself leftovers – in my beautiful new bento box that my sister Juji gave me (see post An army of siew mai… and lovely surprises for me). I packed chicken fingers with tomato sauce in the top tier. There were no asparagus stems left, so I filled the whole bottom tier with eggy vegetable slice.
I GLAD-wrapped the tomato sauce container so it wouldn’t spill during my journey to work. I always keep my bento boxes as upright as possible when travelling, but take extra precautions to guard against leakage. If you’re interested and haven’t read it, I wrote a post previously about Dealing with bento leakage.
I carried the bento box in the dragonfly bento bag Juji gave me for Christmas (she gives me lovely bento gifts!). I packed a plastic fork in there too.
I’ve been responding to all your recent comments this morning. And Allie – you asked where in Melbourne Juji got the applecats bento box. I’ve sent her an email and asked – will post the answer once received!