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Friday, May 7, 2010

Chicken Katsu Bento

I made some Chicken Katsu last night for dinner and I had enough left over for Maranda and my lunch today. I packed my new "tropical Bento box" it came with a cute cloth tote too. I love it. It's glittery too. This one you can even use in the microwave if you need to. Inside the large section I have rice with furikakae, chicken katsu, kumquat and green beans. The fruit side has pineapple, grapes and a strawberry.
I packed Maranda one too. I figured I was safe with it and she wouldn't mind eating it at school.
This is what came home, but in her defence I did pack her a chicken and cheese half sandwich too.
I made the chicken katsu a little different than usual, because I cut the chicken breasts up before frying them. I thought it would be easier. I don't know if that was the case though.
Panko bread crumbs with flour and grated parmesan cheese.

After dipping in egg beaten with spicy mustard and garlic ginger paste. Then dredge in the panko mix. I pan fried mine in a little grape seed oil. You can store extras in individual servings in ziplock bags and freeze. Pull them out when you need it for a lunch or snack.

When we went for sunset I saw these kids playing in the water. I just missed the shot earlier when they were both facing each other squatting down looking at the shells and treasures they found.

I couldn't resist. My daughter wears the same size shoe I do now!
Enjoy your Friday!


  1. Chicken katsu is one of our family favorites!

  2. The chicken sounds delicious! Don't you hate when you miss the perfect shot! My daughter and I are just the same size in shoes now and it's great!

  3. That is a good looking box. I could really go for some right about now. Gorgeous beach shot. Cheers!

  4. Nice bento Lindsey! The chicken sounds delicious with mustard and garlic ginger paste...yummy!

  5. Bento looks delicious! Like the idea to mixed bread crumb and cheese, sounds so mouthwatering. Have a great weekend Lyndsey :)

  6. Very lucky girl indeed! Have a great mother's day!

  7. Sook, yes can't go wrong with chicken katsu.

    Debbi, yes I hate it when I miss that perfect shot! At least my batteries didn't die! (my daughter's legs are longer than mine, we're about the same height, just)

    Lazara, thank you. Have a great weekend!

    Ann, thank you, my daughter like mustard, so I add it to several things. It gives it a nice tang!

    Lia, Thank you, you have a nice weekend too, and Happy Mother's Day!

    3HT, thank you, I will :)

  8. Wow, new bento boxes for both of you. How sweet! I think Maranda has taken up quite a lot already. I can't even finish the whole lunch box of those food either! Rice is quite filling actually and then fruits! The chicken recipe sounds great. I'll try it later. Yeah, time just flies! My boy used to stick around with me all the time when he was a toddler. Now, he's too busy with his own stuffs. Just imagine after he got married! haha....
    Have a great day!
    Cheers, Kristy

  9. Beautiful bento and I love the glittery bento box! Great pictures and the katsu sounds delicious!

  10. The chicken sounds yummy! Think I'll put it on my menu plans for this week. Of course I love the bento box too. Can't wait to have you join us next week at Our Krazy kitchen! Have a great weekend :-)

  11. PS - love the beach shots! You had mentioned taking the same photo as my header photo last week at North Jetty Park - that's exactly where I took it! We might have been standing right next to each other for all we know!

  12. Kristy, yes I can't really complain too much on how she eats. She is trying more and more new things and she doesn't really eat junk. Thanks again for your great comments!

    Susan, thank you so much for commenting! It means a lot!

    Martha, Thanks, and ty for thinking of me to join you at Our Krazy Kitchen. I'm excited and a little nervous.

    That's so funny, I bet we were there at the same time! I wonder how many times we've passed each other?

  13. I love Bento,...but I've never put it together. I know my kids would love it. And your daughter's feet are that big?....I'll get them someday!

  14. I am always fascinated by Bento. Your bento looks really pretty. You have inspired me to make too. Thanks for sharing.


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