Zucchini Wrapped Chicken and Asparagus Bento

bento 14

bento 14

My mom gave me a nice mandoline slicer for Christmas, and I hadn’t used it yet, so I tried it out tonight. It works so nice! I experimented a little and made some waffle cut cucumber chips (which I ate). Then I played at slicing onions, just to see how well it worked (pretty good, though not as easy as I had hoped).   Then I made some long, thin zucchini strips.  That worked awesome!  I thought a little about what I could do with these before I came up with the zucchini roll idea…

I sauteed the zucchini strips in a skillet sprayed with cooking spray.  Normally I do this with butter, but I was trying to be low-fat.  I think next time I”ll use butter again.  Meanwhile, I steamed some asparagus and cut it into long spears and short bits, and chopped up some leftover chicken.  When I had sauteed all the zucchini, it was time for assembly.  I put a short bit of asparagus and a piece of chicken on one end of a zucchini strip and rolled it up.  I did this until I was out of chicken and zucchini.  I’ll still have the long pretty parts of the asparagus spears for tomorrow night.  The zucchini seemed to stick to itself, so there wasn’t any need to “glue” the end of the roll to make it stick.

on the menu:

  • 9 Zucchini wrapped chicken and asparagus rolls
  • 1 small silicone cup of tomato and pearl mozzarella with olive oil and sea salt
  • 1 slice of french bread
  • 2 pieces of pineapple
  • 1 slice of strawberry
  • 1 pat of butter
  • 1 Bourbon Lumonde cookie
  • 1 Nobel Super Lemon hard candy
  • 2 Jolly Ranch Sour Blasts candies

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