Mother’s Day (in the US) was this past Sunday, and I had the rare opportunity to have both my mother, and my mother-in-law together, live (not SKYPE-D), this year.
The earlier portion of the day was my mother-in-law’s “day,” and we spent a few hours at the local petting/animal zoo, feeding lambs, llamas, goats, and parakeets.
The latter portion was spent at my house, where my brother and his family joined in celebrating my mother’s birthday and mother’s day.
We had a lovely evening, barbecuing, chatting, and watching the kids run through the yard, enjoying the visiting uncle/Aunt and cousin, and racing back to Nana and Baba for hugs and kisses.
I benefitted from Mother’s Day dinner – as the leftovers were perfect for bento!
Monday bento included:
Grilled chicken drumstick with poultry seasoning and a sprinkle of lemon juice
Sliced yellow peppers, grape tomatoes and blueberries
Multi-grain onigiri in tawara shape, no filling, sprinkled with black sesame seeds, wrapped in nori
Tuesday, similarly, a quick and easy lunch:
Grilled chicken drumstick (poultry, lemon juice seasoning)
Sliced peppers, cucumbers, blanched asparagus
Multi-grain onigiri with okaka filling with nori belt – a tiny tiny onigiri