Year in, year out, being typical Filipinos, there’s one sure thing that can be said in our house during the first few days of the new year. There’s an overabundance of fruit! So one look at this bento and you know—Kao’s behind on her bento posts again!
Ever the lazy cook, for this bento, I simply took some ready to fry chicken fingers from Magnolia. I can’t stop raving about this instant food because it’s yummy and reasonably priced. I usually skip their packaged dressings though because I like neither flavors. In place of that, I packed along a small container of mushroom gravy, made from scratch by my mom.
For carbs, I reheated some leftover garlic mashed potatoes. It’s prepared much like how you do normal mashed potatoes, only I used garlic butter in lieu of plain butter. Also included are asparagus spears, also lightly cooked in more garlic butter.
To cap the meal off, I packed some kiat-kiats or mini-mandarins, and some grapes. Yes, they were a part of our New Year’s Media Noche (midnight meal) Fruit Basket. Just two of the twelve we set out on the table for good luck. Will it be a lucky year? I do hope so. 😀