The croquettes that I made the other day finally made an appearance in today’s bento! For Paige’s lunch I made cold soba with veggie gyoza and a heart shaped bacon croquette. I also packed a thermos with hot miso soup since the weather has been a little cooler these past few days. Finally a tiny bit of winter weather has come our way here in Hawaii!
This afternoon I am helping Paige’s teacher for the after school program to do a couple of bento classes. As a kid food/cooking projects were always the most fun and memorable for me. I can vividly remember making clam dip for chips, cookies, jello, ants on a log and so much more for school projects or for show and tell. Even as a kid I was always a foodie. Then as a teenager, my family was very brave and often would let me cook dinner. I liked to experiment with cooking and sometimes the food would turn out pretty awful. Well at least all of my experiences laid a foundation for my cooking skills and helped to cultivate my love for it.