Sunday, October 28, 2007

On Vacation

We're going on vacation for the next 18 days, so no bentos until we get back! But maybe I'll pick up some more inspirations during our adventures :D

Take care and see you when we return!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Hanging around

Inspired by, my bento has:
top tier: somen noodle & veggie stirfry, broccoli bite, steamed broccoli, carrot flower, Korean rice snacks which are a little hot and spicy, very crunchy & oh so yum!
bottom tier: Jasmine rice with tree branch of somen noodle cake & carrot acorns. Swiss cheese & nori faces, cucumber wind streaks.

In the Koala bento: Korean rice snacks, somen noodle & veg stirfry, jasmine rice, steamed broccoli & carrot heart nose, babybel cheese bear that didn't come out very well.

Top tier: Jasmine rice & carrot oak leaves, broccoli bites, steamed broccoli, babybel cheese bear.
Bottom tier: somen noodle & veggie stirfry, steamed broccoli

Friday, October 12, 2007

Fall Udon

Onigiri girl with nori eyes and mouth, pea nose, cucumber hair and carrot bow. Yummy Udon noodles spinkled with black sesame seeds, carrot and pickled radish ginko leaves, grapes and a japanese gummy.

Two triangle onigiri with carrot hearts, cucumber slices and japanese bamboo shaped treat with sweet bean filling. Udon noodles with sesame seeds, skewer of grapes.

Top tier: Plain onigiri sprinkled with black sesame seeds, udon noodles with carrot maple leaves and cucumber decoration, grapes.
Bottom tier: Korean star snacks in cute single serving package with smiley face and hat, japanese wheat treat, cucumber slices and carrot heart, wheat thin crackers, grapes on a skewer and babybel cheese.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Caterpillar in the grass

I hadn't done a caterpillar lunch in a long time, is one on a background of mashed potatoes, made with cheese and pickles, spring onion grass and sugar dot flowers. 2 triangle peanut butter and strawberry sandwiches, apple bunnies and some apple-bunny building block toys. The sandwiches were the only thing that didn't get eaten. My girl just doesn't like them, lol.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Pretty Rabbit

Do you often have leftover hot dog buns? I hate it when I always have two leftover in every package! This is one of my solutions: rabbit ears! (Another solution is to crumble them up for breadcrumbs in meatballs, etc. I usually will freeze the crumbled buns until I need them.)

Rabbit: Half a morning star farms chik patty sandwich with tonkatsu sauce. Swiss cheese & nori eyes, swiss cheese teeth, pickled ginger nose, two hot dog buns for ears with swiss cheese details. Green pepper & tomato bow.

Underneath the ears is a lot of broccoli mac'n'cheese, some sweet pickles and a large cherry tomato is in the corner.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Boring Bentos

Top tier: Rice ball with 2-potato filling, string cheese, teriyaki tofu with onions, szechuan sauce in little bottle, mayo dip in the yellow container.

Bottom tier: 2 broccoli bites, 2-potato gyoza, sweet chili garlic sauce in green dog container.
Top tier: teriyaki tofu & onions, string cheese, broccoli bites with mayo dip in the orange kitty container
Bottom tier: rice ball with 2-potato filling, 2-potato gyoza and three little bottles of soy sauce.
I wasn't feeling very well and the boring bentos really reflect that. But they were eaten in the botanical gardens on a nice and sunny afternoon that made me feel a lot better :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Lunch Cuteness Experiment #44

Jasmine rice with butterfly cookie cutter full of green peas, marinated and stir fried tofu, cheddar cheese butterflies, pineapple pieces with grape halves & sugar dots in the center.

It was a lunch that was well received by a hungry toddler and apparently fun to lift off the cookie cutter and watch the peas roll all over the rice!