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October 24, 2007

Shoyu Chicken (136)

I went to Sephora yesterday to get a makeover and this nice pregnant lady named Maria helped me with a makeover then took me shopping. By the time I got to the register, the bill was a heart attack inducing $254!!! I got back down to earth when I got home and picked out three things that I'm going to return, which brings my purchase price down to a more reasonable $170. Still enough to cause my wallet to burst into tears, but I've been feeling for the last 6 months or so that I'm too plain and wanted to at least learn how. So... I'm happy. I just have to practice application now. -_-

My life has been consumed with Fan Fest and my bentos have been made in auto mode lately. I can't wait til this is finally over, then I can think about things other than FFXI and databases and websites and booth promotions and costumes etc etc. I've been slacking so badly on bento orders and for that I sincerely apologize. Fan Fest is just 3 weeks out, hopefully I survive until then.

Today's bento took me a shockingly quick 15 minutes to make. I had rice leftover for the onigiri but the nori face was frustrating me. I guess certain brands of nori just don't cut well. The chicken I let cook in Yoshida's sauce overnight on low, so it was pretty difficult to cut and still get them in nice pieces, they kept falling apart! My MIL usually cooks them in the sauce, adds a little water, then thickens the sauce, but I didn't have time to thicken the sauce so I ended up with what just looks like Shoyu Chicken. Still tastes good tho! The broccoli I heated up water in a pyrex and then let them sit in the hot water for a few minutes and the carrots and tomatoes were put in for color.

My second layer picture is terribly blurry and not very exciting, but it will taste great and give me a nice spicy boost after lunch!

Total points for this bento is 1 for the onigiri. The chicken is made from boneless skinless, trimmed thighs so I didn't count it, though I suppose I should. 2 points? ^_-


Anonymous said...

I sympathize. I have spent as much at Sephora and always feel bad afterward. It's amazing how 1 eyeshadow, 1 blush, 1 lipstick, 1 eyeliner pencil, cleanser, toner, and moisturizer (cause you gotta get all a set of all 3, right??) kinda add up to $200 bucks at the register but not in your head before that! Congrats on getting your purchase down to $170!!

ilovepearly said...

Yea.... theres always alot of things I want from Sephora but now a days I find myself shopping on the site instead. Other then that, it's a cute bento.

Hungry said...

Sometimes I make my self feel better about what I've spent by choosing some things to return. But I don't - and time passes - and then I can't return them :) I'm curious about the cucumber you make it, or buy it?

Pikko said...

Hungry: I buy the kim chee.

I ended up returning the brushes, mascara, eye potion, and blush and that came out to $107 so whew! I then went to a drugstore and bought mascara, eye makeup remover, and a foundation sponge. So all in all I got $90 back! YaY!!

Lunch Buckets said...

Good work on the return/exchange from a fellow cheapskate. I'm going to have to be on the lookout for cucumber kimchi.