almost feel like I'm cheating here, although I don't
know why. I've got my Mom's pork chops
over rice, with the pork chops
cut up into bite-sized bits so I won't be hauling a
whole pork chop around with my chopsticks. I don't know
why that should seem like it's cheating, as I will happily
do that with other foods. (Er, cutting them up, not
wrangling big chunks of food with my chopsticks.) Maybe
it's because it's such a non-Japanese dish. Maybe if
I called it 母のポークチョップ
it would seem better.
Anyway, on the other side there's some zucchini & onion stir-fry,
and orange segments. Those are both fair game for bento,
although it would be more authentic if the orange
was a mikan.