|Bento # 620
Chili con carne and plain rice, decorated with meatloaf, carrots, snow peas and Chinese mushroom. Little bit of shizo-furikake sprinkled as "gravel"
While this wasn't executed as well as I would have liked, my son designed the composition of this and told me how he wanted it to look. He has an orange toy octopus that I used as a model for the krakken cutout but it looks more like a spider to me here and the eyes don't show up. I would have liked the turkey sandwich boat to be darker but didn't have any dark bread. Sail is pocky & cheese. 2 slices of turkey stromboli, raspberries, blanched snow peas and marshmallows round it out. He liked it, but didn't love it.
top is cream cheese, crackers, and smoked salmon with spinach as a space filler. cream cheese is decorated with the cut out star from another day's babybell.
bottom is simply banana bread and concord grapes.
Top Tier: pork dumplings, squash stars, soy paste and a quail egg toadstool
Bottom Tier: snow peas and purple rice stars
Sidecar: asparagus, cherry tomato, squash and a quail egg toadstool
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I got it at target in a set with a water bottle for 2.50. I found it in the savings area when you first walk in the store. They also have a Cars themed set as well. The brand is zak! designs.
My boyfriend made dinner last night and I convinced him to make some extra so I could pack it for lunch (see my sneakiness?). He packed it in the bento box I originally got him. Later in the night I took it out of the fridge and smushed the pasta over some to make room for half of a custard bun, some raisins and an Anpanman chocolate! The Anpanman character is actually Baikinman (ばいきんまん) which means “bacteria man”. The chocolate came with a trivia question too:
The pasta is rainbow bowties that I picked up on sale from World Market. The Italian word for it is faralle arcobaleno. The sauce is just jarred tomato sauce from Whole Foods with added basil and some jalapeno chicken sausage. The basil is homegrown by the way~ (not my house–my boyfriend’s mom’s). I wrapped everything up in a Totoro handkerchief that I bought from the loveghibli store. Surprisingly, the handkerchief is two centimeters larger than my furoshiki that I also ordered from there.x-posted from http://discojing.com
This is a Cute Japanese gyoza dumpling maker. It is easy and fun to make that gyoza dumplings (gyoza wrappers) at home.
1-Press dumpling skin to cover the inside of the opened surface. 2-Press dumpling fillings (place fillings over the rounded dented portion). 3-Fold the dumpling-maker in half, then open. The dumpling is already shaped, ready to cook and serve!
*How to make gyoza on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8MBX-SXnmg&feature=related
You can arrange food inside of breads as you like.
Oh and did I mention it was cute ;)
Also, I didn't tell my kid and she hasn't seen that box yet. So I hope she will like it. I considered saving it to her birthday (next week) but.. I've never been good at keeping secrets *L*
|Bento # 621
Mini corn cobs, tonkatsu, vietnamese spring rolls with vegetables. Baby kiwi and banana stars. Maccaroni bites with chili and tomato, decorated with two quail egg-chicks.
For tomorrow's lunch there's: cucumber/cream cheese/ham rolls, a rolled egg sheet, a strawberry, a hard boiled Kitty egg, a homemade tollhouse cookie resting on cucumber chunks, and a sort of invented thing with pastry, cheese and spring onion, no idea what that'll taste like but in theory it should be good!