Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Xmas Tree Onigiri

I just got A-chan sat down at the table with a holiday craft to do so that I can have a moment on the computer. Whew :D She is coloring cloth napkins with fabric markers, making more of the napkins like the one above that she takes to school with her bentos everyday. The ones she is working on now are holiday themed napkins. (That should help me figure out what the pictures are, sometimes it's really hard to tell!)

Today's bento was all about the new Wilton's holiday themed cutters that I found at Target yesterday while I was shopping for gloves. (Yes, I know - gloves are not often found in the holiday baking section...but...I had to look!) I picked the easiest one to start with - the xmas tree!

In the bento: Triangle onigiri with sesame seeds around the edges, cucumber xmas tree with apple, cheese and carrot decorations, black beans on star picks, homemade veggie gyoza tucked way in the back, sauteed tofu cubes, carrot star, pear slices, half of a baby tomato and some steamed broccoli.

My little circle cutter didn't work on the apple peel so I ended up cutting the apple circles with scissors. The center of the large star worked perfectly as the star on the xmas tree, yay!

It was a quick and easy bento. The onigiri was frozen and I just had to microwave it for one minute. The gyoza was also frozen. I browned the bottom of the gyoza in sesame oil and then steamed it and the broccoli together. Once they were done I removed them from the pan and sauteed the tofu in it.

This one did have a bento 'oops' - A-chan reported that the xmas tree stuck to the inside of the lid. She didn't seem to mind so I guess it was okay.


Sonoma Bento said...

It's darling! I love the xmas tree, even if it did end up as bento cover decoration. :)

sherimiya said...

I love the cuke tree; cute idea!

OhayoBento said...

I really like this one! You didn't seem excited about it on Twitter but I love the colors and shapes, I think it's super cute!

Natakiya said...

Thanks, Sonoma Bento! Those times that I forget the limits of the box are so embarrassing :)

Natakiya said...

Yay! Thank you, Sherimiya!! It's xtra special because it's so rare for me to have cucumbers at hand.

Natakiya said...

Awww, thank you OhayoBento!! Somehow it didn't seem that cute to me I'm not sure why, but I'm glad that it does to you! :D