Friday, December 3, 2010

Polar Bear Santa

This was a huge bento! It was about 3 times too much food for A-chan to have for lunch. I really mean it, it was HUGE. I wanted to do the polar bear a lot, though. So I did even though I knew that she wouldn't eat the whole lunch. I'm not sure, now, what started the desire for making this bento. The last tiny bit of mashed potatoes left over from Thanksgiving were begging to be used for something fluffy! But I think probably it was the pomegranate seeds that needed to become holly berries. You have to understand that I have been trying to get A-chan to eat pomegranates for about a year now. I love them! It's been so hard to understand why she didn't. Pomegranates were part of our Thanksgiving meal and she actually agreed to try them. Ahhh, my dream has become a reality! Now mommy has the last laugh cause she likes them, Yippee! And now I'm having so much fun trying to put them in her bentos, lol.

In the bento: Polar bear face of rice, black olive and nori. Santa hat of red bell pepper, mashed potatoes with black sesame seeds, cucumber holly leaf and pomegranate holly berries.

The upper tier has sesame carrots, Morningstar farms soy sausage links, steamed broccoli, baby corn, a checkerboard apple slice and three homemade gyoza.

On the side is the xmas tree napkin that she colored on Tuesday while I was blogging. I'm not sure what the purple things at the bottom are supposed to be. I think it's very cute though :)

8 comments:

Lia Chen said...

Very cute and delicious bento! Love your idea to make that Polar Bear Santa in the round box. Nice drawing on the napkin, very talented :)

Xelia said...

Wow! That's so 'hugely' nice! Love the holly leave n berries! How long did it take for ur perseverance to work tat ur little one now eats the pomegranates?

bentobird said...

Sweet polar bear with pretty green and red details...inspiring theme for a kawaii winter bento!

Stretching My Imagination said...

Wow! What a bento. I agree pomegranates are delicious - I love them for the same reason as cranberries: the pop of color, the tart/sweet mix of flavor... and did I mention the color? :-D Glad A-chan has jumped on the bandwagon!

Natakiya said...

Thank you, Lia Chen!! I very much wanted to do a polar bear :)

Natakiya said...

Lol, thanks Xelia! Hmm, it's taken about a year for her to actually agree to eat them. So glad that she finally decided they were yummy :)

Natakiya said...

Thankyou, Bentobird!

Natakiya said...

Yay! Thanks, Stretching my Imagination :D I totally agree about the color!