Monday, December 13, 2010

Abort, abort! Turn the car around!

So today has been a fun day despite the intense chaos that changed our plans for the day. A-chan was supposed to have dental surgery today to remove a stubborn baby tooth that is causing some problems. We've both been dreading it but as it turns out she has pink eye and the dentist office told us to stay away! She woke up with an itchy, red eye with crusties all over it this morning, ewww. Le sigh. So no dentist. But I made her this soft food bento as something easy for her to eat with a hurting mouth.

In the bento: Garlic couscous with xmas tree out of a baby spinach leaf with a pecan for a trunk, a heart container of feta cheese, a skewer of veggie hot dog slices with provolone hearts, several black olives and one baby tomato. The 'star' on the tree is made from corn kernels and the balls are carrot and veggie hot dog.

We spent most of the day making treats to give to away as presents. The blueberry sultana tarts turned out perfect! The divinity, however, did not turn out as divinity. I'm not actually sure what it is. It's kind of like a chewy marshmallow. A really really really sticky chewy marshmallow. Ahh, well. It was my first time trying to make candy and using the candy thermometer. I'll just have to keep practicing!

7 comments:

Sonoma Bento said...

Making divinity is a real challenge! I am not brave enough to try it! Hope your little one gets rid of the pink eye quickly.

Xelia said...

Like ur bento especially the simplicity of your Christmas tree that's so pretty! Hope ur little one is recovering well! ;)

Stretching My Imagination said...

Ouch on the baby tooth making problems and the pink eye on top of that. I hope that she feels better soon! Your tree is great, especially the corn-star on the top. And practicing with the candy thermometer means more candy options, right? LOL

Natakiya said...

Hi Sonoma Bento! It is indeed a larger challenge than I can handle, lol. It's going to take a lot of practice :) Thanks for the well wishes, she's getting better already!

Natakiya said...

Awww, thanks Xelia!! I'm glad that you liked the tree :) She is doing much better today, thank you for the good wishes!

Natakiya said...

Yep, the two together are making us pretty miserable. But she's much better today and hopefully will be able to go to school tomorrow!

Did the star really look okay? I was worried that it might look very silly, thank you!

I hope that with enough practice I might be able to make something that actually resembles candy, lol!!

Natakiya said...

Yep, the two together are making us pretty miserable. But she's much better today and hopefully will be able to go to school tomorrow!

Did the star really look okay? I was worried that it might look very silly, thank you!

I hope that with enough practice I might be able to make something that actually resembles candy, lol!!