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August 2, 2007

Ebi Curry Spaghetti

I'm at home sick today but since I will be venturing out to get a safety check on my van at a place nearby, I decided to go during lunchtime so that I can still do a bento today. This morning Baby Girl was really whimpery and sad about going back to school for some reason, so I took her in to school instead of her going with Daddy. She started screaming as soon as we got to the classroom and the aide had to pry her off my leg. Hopefully it really is just the dropping off part she doesn't like and this afternoon she'll be all smiles again.

I mentioned that I'd bought some packet to make Ebi Curry Spaghetti (ebi meaning shrimp) and I tried it out today. I ate what didn't fit in the box and it was pretty good!

The whole package according to the back is 2 servings at 140 calories and 1 gram of fat, which strikes me as a little odd but I guess since the serving of noodles is so small, that would be why. Whatever, something that low fat I can definitely live with!! Still, it comes out to 4 points for lunch. Not too bad, but it means I'll have to eat a pretty strict Core dinner tonight.

It was pretty easy to make, took about I dunno 10 minutes? That was probably because I sliced and cut the carrot flowers though. As you can see, there's broccoli to go with it. It looked pretty plain so I chopped up some carrot really fine to sprinkle on top. I have one more package in the fridge along with the rest of the shrimp, so maybe I'll try it out on the kids this weekend. ^_^


Jenny said...

Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I love your blog! It's so great to see a great bento blog from Hawaii! :) I love the carrots you did with this bento, would you be able to post a tutorial or maybe let me know how you were able to make the cute flowers? ^_^

Pikko said...

Hi Jenny!

Thanks for the nice comment! The carrot flowers are actually done with veggie cutters. I found them once at Shirokiya and they were pretty pricey at 7.99 but came with 2 large flowers (1 daisy, 1 sakura) and 2 small flowers. I slice the carrots and press the cutter down just like a cookie cutter and that's it! :)