Friday, February 19, 2010

Funky Pasta Bento

Though the funky shaped pasta is not a large part of the bento, it was the item that fueled most discussion when A-chan returned home from school. She does not like funky looking pasta, that she does not. I, on the other hand, thought it was really cool! Plus, it only took three pieces of pasta to fill the spot in the bento where I needed something that wasn't rigid. I thought it was inspired and rather perfect. But the funky pasta has been relegated to my bentos and only mine now - she wishes never to see it darken a corner of her bento box again. Oh well, live and learn!

Top tier: Miniature pita, babybel cheese with flower cut outs, steamed broccoli, orange pieces and a hello kitty soy sauce bottle.

Bottom tier: Hello kitty onigiri, infamous funky pasta, morningstar farms chik nugget, hashrounds, cherry tomato, carrot flower.

I'd seen the cut outs on babybel cheeses on flickr a long while back from several different people (I think several - it has been a while) and thought it was a great idea. This is the first time I'd tried it for A-chan though. She seemed to get a great kick out of it and enjoyed using the cut outs to open the cheese rather than the normal way.

As I make the bentos, I am more and more amused at how my behaviour reflects the changes in the way I think about food. If I have a whole packet of cherry tomatoes and only one is going in the bento I search through the whole packet for the 'most appetizing looking' tomato. This is quite a change from how it used to be with me going for the one on the top for speed's sake. Now I usually end up choosing one with a nice looking stem still attached, and laughing at myself for scrutinizing them all.


Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

Poor funky pasta, I think it's cute :D Lunch looks delicious!

sherimiya said...

Your HK onigiri is perfect, love her! And the cherry tomato shows the small everything is! It's nice to think about how the bento looks. I agree with you that the pasta is very cool!

Bento Box said...

How come I've never seen your bento blog before! It's awesome! Do you come on Twitter or Buzz?

Natakiya said...

The funky pasta has really brought home the message that adults and young kids think differently about food! I thought it was yummy :) Thanks Jenn and sherimiya!!

Natakiya said...

Hi Bento Box! I don't know why you've never seen my blog before but I'm glad you've found it!! Thank you :)

I don't twitter or Buzz - I just don't have the time right now :( I barely have time to respond to comments, though I'm trying to be better about that!