Friday, March 11, 2011

Bert and Bert

How do you like this family portrait of Bert and Bert? These two brothers live on Sesame Street and are good friends with Ernie =)

In the bento, we have blanched broccoli florets and oven-baked soy-honey chicken thigh fillet. What are those black strips behind Bert, on top of the rice?

I cut the piece of nori used for Bert's mouth, brow and eyes into small strips. Then I sprinkled them over the rice. No wastage =)

And I sprinkled some onto the rice in Hubby dear's lunchbox! What's in his lunchbox? Along with rice, he gets broiled chicken wings and stir-fried broccoli and mini sweet peppers.

Clean the wings and pat dry with a paper kitchen towel.
Generously sprinkle some sea salt over the wings.
Season with a little ground black pepper and paprika.
Transfer the wings to a rack with a drip pan.
Place the rack at least 6 inches away from the broiler.
Broil the wings for 10 minutes.
Turn the wings over and broil for another 10 minutes.
Each oven is different, so the broiling time may be shorter or longer.
Remove when done and let cool before packing into the lunchbox.

Add a little oil to a hot frying pan.
Add minced garlic to the oil.
Fry the garlic till fragrant.
Add the sliced mini sweet peppers.
Give it a quick stir and leave it to cook for a couple of seconds.
Add broccoli florets.
Add a little water. Just enough to cook the vegetables.
Mix well and let the vegetables cook.
When the vegetables are cooked, add some sea salt to taste.

I put the vegetables into cups, as I did not wish to have the sauce from the vegetables mixing with the chicken wings. Hence, I used only a little water to cook the vegetables. However, if you are cooking this dish for dinner, and like to have a little more sauce in the dish, then add more water/chicken stock to cook the vegetables. You can also use oyster sauce in place of sea salt.

The weather this morning was just gorgeous! The sun was shinning brightly and cheerfully, and the temperature was just above zero degree Celsius! Nice and cool weather! I looked out of the living room window and saw the shadow of the tree on the wall .... lovely!

And check out the shadow of the tree on the snow covered ground! Beautiful! I'm looking forward to the arrival of Lady Spring, although the 2 inches of snow accumulated yesterday remind me of how beautiful Winter can be.

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