Hmmm, hopefully she will like this lunch. Cheese sandwich on homemade bread (that nice low fat recipe I’ve been using lately), roasted veggie rolls, cucumber slices, and a mini pizza burger out of the freezer stash that I hope will thaw in time (she goes to lunch at 10:45!). If not, there is plenty here for her to eat, plus melon gummies and orange juice.
The roasted veggie rolls turned out really good yesterday, so I made up 4 tortillas’ worth for everyone’s lunches today. All I did to the veggies yesterday was add some chopped cherry tomatoes and about a tablespoon of Italian seasoning. It turned out all the sauce ended up on the bottom of the baking dish, so there was PLENTY for a second roast.
Roasted Veggie Rolls
- 1 c. roasted veggie leftovers
- 4 small flour tortillas (taco/fajita, 6″ size) or 2 large (burrito, 10″ size)
- cheese, see below
Okay, I used Laughing Cow cheese wedges, 1/2 wedge per tortilla, because that is what I have on hand. I just spread a thin layer over the whole tortilla. You could also use cream cheese the same way (mmmm, flavored cream cheese . . .), or you could use regular shredded cheese and sprinkle a thin layer and melt it in the microwave. Or skip it altogether and hold your rolls together with toothpicks. I am simply using it as “glue”. Tasty glue, to be sure. 🙂
So you have your cheesed (or cheeseless) tortilla. Spread about 1/4 c. of the veggies in a line down one side of the tortilla (I know, I know, tortillas are round, they don’t have sides, WORK WITH ME PEOPLE! *grins*). Now roll the tortilla around the veggies , so that the veggies are the center. Stab a toothpick through the middle to hold it shut while you slice. Slice using a good knife into rounds the right height for your bento box. I usually get 4 for one of DD’s size boxes, and 5 for the bottom of one of my 2 tier boxes.
If you use the larger burrito size tortillas, your rolls will be bigger (and look more like sushi).
On a non-cooking note, watching my daughter toss around her backpack (with bento inside!) I now fully appreciate the true bento concept of packing the right size, and packing it FULL so nothing shifts when being tossed into a car by a rushed kindergardener. O.O I need to remember this . . .