Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Rescue Me!

So I made this roast in my crock pot yesterday and it failed...miserably! It had yummy ingredients, seasonings, wine, etc. I just don't really know why the meat cooked so quickly while the veggies were still hard. Just when you think you've got this cooking thing down I tell ya! But alas, with Norby's help, it was rescued. I took the veggies, reseasoned them, and roasted them in a hot oven for 45 minutes. Yum!! Norby put the meat back in the crock and added a couple of beers. A few hours and some sauciness later, we had some amazing shredded beef. Which brings me to lunch. Annie has the roasted wine veggies (beets, potatoes, carrots, and onions) and shredded beef with carrot butterflies in one container. Carrot sticks and apple slices in the other. She tasted it all first and approved. I guess some mistakes really can be rescued.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Baby Mice in a Nest

Both girls requested the pork & cabbage steamed bao (bun) and Soba noodles with carrot ribbons. I threw in the quail egg baby mice for a little more protein. The soba are dressed with my usual dressing of two parts soy sauce to one part toasted sesame oil. I added some chopped up chives from the garden too. My garden is all but destroyed due to the puppy Snow who, I think, believes her purpose is to dig up the entire yard. I'll need to fence off from here on out. In the other tier, I threw in a blueberry cereal bar, carrot sticks, and grapes. I think Nissa will have enough for a leftover snack. Tired morning today, not much in the way of humorousness. 

First Day of School

Annie made her own bento for the first day of 7th grade, she's got the bug. Both girls have Norby's leftover dilled beef stroganoff, mandarin oranges, and carrots. Annie also has some tomatoes, pickled herring with a pickle, and a cheesy girl. Nissa has carrot, nori, and cucumber people, raisins, and some sunflower seeds.