Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Apple, Bacon, and Maple Muffins Bento


I am really intrigued by the apple, bacon, and maple muffins recipe from Mouths of Moms. I know that pork and apple go together really well, so I guess this combination should work, shouldn't it ? 

This recipe is perfect for school lunch box filler or snack after school.

If you are as curious as me, here I share you the recipe to try :

Apple, Bacon and Maple Muffins
(makes 12 Muffins)


Ingredients :
1 Brown Onion
1 Large Apple (grated)
5 rashes of bacon
1 tbsp butter
1.5 cups Self Raising Flour
1 cup Wholemeal flour
1 Egg (beaten)
1 cup Milk
4 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup olive oil
3/4 cup grated cheese

Method :
1. Heat oven to about 200 degrees Celsius. Lightly grease a 12 muffin tray with butter.
2. Chop bacon and onion into small cubes. 
3. Grate one large apple (skin and all).
4. Heat butter in a frying pan over medium heat to fry onion and bacon. 
5. Cook till onion goes translucent and soft. 
6. Stir in half of the maple syrup.
7. Stir through grated apple then remove from heat and set aside to cool.
8. Sift both white and wholemeal self raising flour into a large bowl.
9. In a jug, lightly beat an egg with milk and olive oil. 
10. Add mixture to the flour and gently stir until almost combined.
11. Gently fold in bacon and apple mixture, cheese and the rest of the maple syrup.
12. Spoon into muffin tray (this mix will is pretty much going to fill every cup in a standard muffin tray).
13. Bake in the middle tray for 18-20 mins or until a test skewer comes out clean.
14. Enjoy!



For my youngest son, I prepared :
1. Apple, bacon, and maple muffin
2. Siomay with fish roe on top (recipe here)
3. Salmon quiche (recipe here)
4. Milk jelly with nata de coco
5. Apple cuts for recess



My eldest son had similar lunch to his brother, but he had rockmelon cuts for recess instead.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Teddies are Back to School


It is the first day of term 3 and the kids are so ready to be back to school again. I prepared these cute teddies for their lunches.

Details as below :



For my year 1 son, I prepared :
1. Strawberry jam sandwich teddy bear (nori, white crab stick and eggsheet)
2. Fish drumstick (recipe here)
3. Corn on the cob
4. Lettuce leaf
5. Milk jelly with nata de coco
6. Banana for recess


For my year 4 son, I prepared :
1. Strawberry jam sandwich teddy bear (nori, white crab stick and eggsheet)
2. Fish drumstick (recipe here)
3. Corn on the cob
4. Hard boiled egg
5. Lettuce leaf
6. Milk jelly with nata de coco
7. Apple cuts for recess

Similar sandwich stamp in this post :



      


Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Farm Animals


My youngest son had a school excursion to Cuddly Farm few weeks ago. He was really excited about it. He woke up so early, got ready in no time because he did not want to miss the bus :)

To add the excitement, I prepared the farm animals bento for him and his brother.


For my youngest son, I prepared :
1. Ham and cheese sheep sandwich
2. Piggy hard boiled egg with salt and pepper (I coloured the egg with beetroot juice, ham for the snout and ears, white crab stick and black sesame seed for the eyes)
3. Corn on the cob
4. Carrot sticks
5. Ham flower (with shredded carrot)
6. Kiwi fruit for recess 



For my eldest son, I prepared :
1. Ham and cheese sheep sandwich
2. Cow hard boiled egg with salt and pepper (I used nori for the cow pattern)
3. Corn on the cob
4. Carrot sticks
5. Dried apricots
6. Apple cuts for recess 

Bento tool I used for this post :