Sammie love! I love sandwiches. Making them. Eating them. Sticking them in a panini press and watching them die a slow, pain—oops. Sorry about that. While sticking a ham sandwich in a panini press sounds like a good idea, a sandwich with lettuce and tomatoes isn’t, so I opted for an ordinary unpressed one instead, even if my panini press’s dying for some action. Fret not, Mr. Panini Press, I shall use you this weekend.
For now though, I have a nice, fresh sandwich and fruit on the side. Very healthy, especially if you manage to skip looking at the yummy, fried korokke in between. 😛
â€¢ Ham sandwich. Ham, iceberg lettuce, plum tomatoes, and cheese on ciabatta dressed with Kewpie mayonnaise. This is actually just half a sandwich because I noticed my mom poking around when I was assembling my sandwich so I gamely offered her half. My sandwich half was sliced again then laid on its side, bento-style. For some reason, Japanese housewives position sandwiches in bento this way. At first, I thought it was merely aesthetic. But when the time came to eat, I realized it does have some merit to it, because the sandwich was more manageable to eat. Also, it didn’t become soggy despite my addition of unseeded tomatoes, thanks to the juice dripping to the bottom of the box, instead of the lower bread slice.
â€¢ Cream Korokke. Still the store-bought frozen kind. I hope I find time to make home-made cream korokke soon. The little tub in front has kewpie mayonnaise.
â€¢ Fuji Apple slices, resting on a tub of Nutella. Notice the printing on the Fuji Apples? According to the seller, the apples are imprinted with a special kind of light that not only prints, but also sterilizes the apples. Pretty cool huh? See more of the apples, as well as other stuff from MAFBEX 2007 here. I threw in a popsicle stick as well, so I can spread the Nutella on the apples easier. Lovely idea, don’t you think?
I made a mini-bento for my mom as well. It contained half my sandwich, plus a couple of cream korokke and some kewpie mayonnaise.