Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Clementine of Cuteness

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!! Are you all ready for the holiday? We're slowly getting there. The house is finally all clean (well, most of it anyway- not the bedroom where I stuffed everything from the rest of the house). I've been to the grocery store 3 times so far this week but I still need to go back for more food! Wild turkeys have been hiding out in our backyard all day. They are very funny to watch, especially when they come across one of our outdoor cats. The cats are scared to death of the huge birds and the turkeys seem to realize this and strut around the yard.

Being vegetarian can bring a lot of difficulty over the Thanksgiving holiday. Most of my family doesn't understand that we don't eat meat and the T-day becomes a confrontational event that I just avoid by staying home. This year my mom is going to come have Thanksgiving with us, though! I'm so excited that I'm cooking enough for an army or two and have been going crazy with the cleaning. I've been asked probably 20 times this week if we're doing a Tofurky. Nope! I did try one a few years ago but didn't find it very satisfying. My menu calls for Soy sausage rolls as the main course. Not only are they yummy by themselves but they are great with gravy on top. And if there are any leftover they can be frozen to use in bentos.

A-chan has been busy all afternoon making decorations and taping them up in various locations around the house.

I don't have another T-day themed bento ready but here is the cutest clementine ever :) A-chan has recently discovered Clementines and the fact that she can peel them herself. We are both delighted by this discovery and enjoying their yummy orange goodness just about every day right now.

In the bento: A container of black beans, clementine with nori, black sesame seeds and mozzarella face details, halved baby tomato, steamed broccoli and baby corn. The other side is full of Japanese curry with a jasmine rice frame on top, baby corn and carrot flowers at the four corners.

6 comments:

bentobird said...

Cuteness indeed--like a beautiful, edible illustration! Your menu sounds so healthful. hope your holiday with be great fun!

Paula said...

what a delicious blog! here is so many uncanny inspirations!

have a nice time,
Paula

OhayoBento said...

Soy sausage rolls sound great to me, I could take or leave the turkey to be honest :) I LOVE the rice frame in this bento, it looks so cool! :)

Natakiya said...

Wow, such a lovely sentiment - Thank you, Bentobird!! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

Natakiya said...

Thanks, Paula! I'm glad that my bentos are inspirational :)

Natakiya said...

I was always the same way about Turkey, OhayoBento! I never really liked it. The soy sausage rolls go great with the cranberry sauce and the gravy, even my mom thought so and she's not vegetarian!

Thanks!! I wasn't sure how the frame would turn out but I really like it too :)