Enoki and Asparagus Beef Rolls

enoki roll

It’s the third month of 2017 coming to a near end. How is everyone doing and especially to mothers of Year 1 kids? How are things coming along? Haha! I remember when my son went into Year 1. First two weeks were a lot of missing stationaries and torn books, or even spilt water all over the bag. In case some of you are unaware, my son was homeschooled all throughout his pre-school days so when he was put into a proper school at age 7, a lot of stuff were a bit of a crude shock for him. And yes….it goes without saying that he did get into trouble here and there and once in a while the teachers will report back to me. When this was all happening, I of course, like any sane mother do what naturally comes…..freak out. But now it has passed and things have sort of settled in its own pace, I look back and wondered, ok…there was no need to go into panic mode all that much. So I’m giving a shout out to mothers out there who feel like their kid is putting them through some sleepless funk….chill, you’re doing a good job and if you raise them right, you gotta believe that they’re good kids.

enoki roll

When my son started school, my main concern was packing his lunch. Initially I had this grand plan of mapping out in some high-tech chart what I would make for him everyday of the week. Lunches would alternate between simple sandwiches to more rice and dishes staples. First day, I packed too much for him cause I actually included a box-drink, some snacks, a piece of fruit and his main meal. Guess what, he finished his main meal but all others were like half-eaten mess. What I didn’t account for was his pace when eating….he was VERY slow. So before he could finish, he had to proceed to the next session. Oh, and mind you…I wasn’t using an air-tight container on the first day and he got gravy all over the lunch bag. That thing stank for days. So here’s a tip…air-tight containers!! MUST!

enoki roll

Know what I do these days? Make more portions during dinner so that he could bring leftovers as his lunch the next day. That saves a lot of headache of preparations and time in the morning. He’s still eating home-cooked food and so what if they were leftovers? No matter how much effort you put to making things from scratch, sometimes all they want in their minds is french fries. So here’s a dish that could easily be done for any meals and packed in as a bento for your kids the next day.

 

 

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