In the bento: The top tier has a huge elephant container of ketchup, veggie hotdogs, steamed broccoli, a container of peaches and blueberries, plus three picks with pickle slices on them.
The bottom tier has a layer of rice completely hidden underneath the Japanese curry, and a very sneaky provolone snowman.
The snowman's arms were cut from baby spinach leaves using my kitchen scissors. His scarf is a bit of apple peel. The face and buttons are nori while the hat was cut from the end of a veggie hotdog and has a tiny bit of apple peel flourish.
I absolutely am loving the way that the hotdogs turned out. In my eternal search for a way to make veggie dogs look lovely in a bento, this is a definite win! Nothing special here, though - just a diagonal slice through the middle of a dog and then small v-cuts on the centerlines in both directions.
I'm trying a few different things in the curry now and again. This time I added sultanas and honey. It's pretty sweet, almost too sweet for my taste (I'm a hot and spicy loving girl) but A-chan is head over heels for it!