Whoa, the colors are way off on this bento... ah well. Bear with me while I adjust, okay?!
Top tier: cucumber salad; chicken cutlet; corn muffin
Bottom tier: chicken cutlet; boxed mac & cheese
Yup, more leftovers from a few nights ago. I've been in a daze lately and finally figured out that I've worked monster OT so that's why I'm extra tired. Oh well. Anyway, the cucumber salad now contains, as I wanted it to, garlic minced fine and onion sliced thin. It smells so garlicky, I could smell it all during the commute and even though, as it sits in my totebag, I can smell it, haha.
A word about the corn muffin: a while back, I picked up a box of Jiffy Corn Muffin mix, thinking I'd translate it to bento as I've seen people do. Well, last night, I finally bought a mini muffin pan and decided to do it! and they came out well, smelled delicious, but the bad thing was that I put a ton of Pecorino Romano in the mix and the bottom part of the muffin super-browned. (BTW, the box says 15-20 minutes, but using my nose and my logic - these are smaller than a regular muffin - I did 10 and they were perfectly cooked.) I also had wanted to add some red pepper flakes to half, but I forgot.
So, next time: I will stick to using cheddars, pepperjacks, that kind of cheese. I will also be trying adding frozen corn kernels for extra sweetness! and to be a bit thrifty, since that will actually probably double the batter size and make twice as many muffins (always thinking, I am!). I froze all but two, one I ate and one I put in today's bento. This was quick, easy, and I foresee this becoming a bento staple. :) Yay!