But I was a day too late. Had this planned out all week but didn't get to make it till today. Tomorrow I have a long day so I made both a breakfast and a lunch bento!
For breakfast: Butterfly shaped pancakes and one piggy that wasn't planned for but in trying to make button looking pancakes I ended up with a pig instead. :) Octodoggies on a plie of fried hogdog bits
Sakura cheddar, sweet omlette and some dried cranberries for color. There is a little container of maple syrup hiding under Mr. Pig.
The one that was supposed to go in the challenge was lunch:
Inspired by http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s183/Sweet_Mysterium/SteamII.jpg
This is a place I grew up going to almost every other weekend. A place called Pine Grove Campground. My grandma and grandpa had a permanent trailer up there. It was my favorite place. And I wish I could go there again.
Anyways: Rice (hidden under the rice are 2 pickled plums since I couldn't figure out how to work them into the scene), italian parsly and sugar snaps for the trees (snow peas would have worked better but they went bad before I got to use them). Yam soba for the reeds, tomato basil tuna for the san, water is colored mayo. And to the right 3 dumplings on a bed of lettuce. The top tray wasn't too exciting but I pictured it anywas... some left over bits from our leg of lamb last night, frozen edamame, and some teryaki fried carrot stars.
Whew! But at least thanks to all of this I have another 3-4 servings of mini pancakes in the freezer, another 4 servings of sweet omlette, and a batch of dashi stock frozen into 1 tbsp sized servings. That should help future bentos to be a little faster in the making. :)