Wednesday, April 6, 2011

BBQ Pork Bento

I made BBQ pork chops last night for dinner, and I saved two for today's bentos. I also made Red Cabbage Coleslaw, and it came out so good. I took lots of pictures because it was so pretty, and I wanted to share them with my blog readers.
First I chopped up some Red Cabbage (I rinsed it really well because the cabbage was sandy). Then I chopped up some baby carrots and some broccoli. Here it is all mixed together. It's so pretty. I love the bright colors.
Then I made the dressing. I don't like the creamy coleslaw with the dressing made from mayo, yuck! So I made mine differently.
It consisted of Apple Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil, Celery Salt, Black Pepper, and Crushed Red Pepper Flakes.
I poured the dressing onto the slaw and mixed it up.
Then I let it sit for about an hour. The longer you let it sit the better it tastes because the flavors start to meld together. Here it is after it sat for a bit.
And here is a picture of my dinner, the BBQ Pork Chops, Baked Beans, Corn, and homemade Coleslaw.
Now, here comes the yummy bentos!!! I am very happy with how they came out. I added a chreey tomato for contrast, and to round out the colors a bit. I also added some fresh spinach. I like to use Spinach under my foods to help keep the bento box easy to clean, and it also addes some filling fiber and nutrition to the bento lunch.
This one is my Fiance's Bento, and the next one is mine.
YUM YUM YUM! The coleslaw was even better today then it was yesterday because the flavors went all throughout the slaw and made it super tasty. I will definitely be making this meal again. I can't wait for the warm weather so we can start grilling again. There will be more grilled foods in the bento boxes this summer.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, the coleslaw looks so good... I made something similar this week, but just a cabbage slaw: oil, cider vinegar, and a little sugar with the red cabbage.