I saw Heather having baked panko chicken in her bento yesterday, which made me crave it! So I decided to copy her. Last night, I made panko chicken -- Mine was chicken tender katsu this time, and herb potato. For bento this morning... I sliced the leftover panko chicken, made tamagoyaki (carrot, negi), sauteed hot dogs, made some onigiri, made potato gratin using the leftover herb potato. I mashed the potato and added milk and cheese, then baked it. I also sent Yuppi a thermal jar of wakame soup today. Since it's getting colder these days she wants hot soup for lunch.
Speaking of onigiri, I made onigiri filling using wilted nori. I mixed nori, some syoyu, sugar, mirin and water all together, and then cooked until it's pasty. Sweet salty nori paste (aka *Gohandesuyo* -- nori no tsukudani) is one of my favorite rice friends. It would keep for a while in the fridge. I sometimes mix umeboshi or wasabi powder or shichimi/nanami tougarashi into nori paste. Today's onigiri has wasabi flavored one in it.