Newbie mom mistake…

2 Nov

I scurried around the kitchen last night, trying to figure out a good lunch for today, pre-assembling lunch items that can be put into the silicon muffin cups the night before.  I usually put together items such as the beets, meatballs and broccoli rabe (sans seasoning) in her box and leave at an eye-level shelf in the refrigerator.  This way I can grab it and finalize seasoning and adding the cooled rice in the morning.

I packed my daughter’s favorites:

Roasted organic beets

Steamed multigrain rice topped with my version of a Japanese raguratatouillebabaghanoush-esque sauce made with organic ground turkey, minced organic garlic, minced organic celery, a drop of organic roasted butternut squash, and organic Japanese eggplant sauteed first in sesame oil, and then cooked down in organic chicken stock, seasoned with a little soy sauce, mirin, salt, pepper and organic red miso paste.  Not visually appealing, but absolutely delicious.

Baked organic turkey meatballs – still leftover from the batch made for Monday’s lunch

Organic broccoli rabe tossed with a little soy sauce and katsuobushi

As I fanned the rice to cool before packing, I blankly watched the morning news.  Depressing news about a famous hiker who was blown off a mountain and through a crevice, and plunged to his death, 700 ft below.  My heart broke, thinking about his family left behind.  I then came to my senses when I saw the clock hitting “crucial” up-and-go time, and went into full-blown, morning rush-hour mode.  “Wake up wake up wake up!!”

Needless to say, after I dropped my girls off at daycare, hit less-than-usual traffic on the highway, I put two and two together, realizing today is Election Day.  School is closed.  No bento needed.

Oh well.  Lesson learned!

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One Response to “Newbie mom mistake…”

  1. your bro November 2, 2010 at 10:40 pm #

    hahahahaha doji

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