Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Leafing out sandwich

Wow, I can't believe how long it's been since I posted last! Life got a bit difficult for a while there and I was having trouble keeping a balance. There was so much going on that I never had time to get online and post :( But things are slowly returning to normal and I've got a huge backlog of bentos to work through, lol.

This bento was all about the trees going all leafy for spring. I was very pleased with how the sammie turned out! A-chan has finally decided that Mac'n'cheese is actually edible (thank goodness!) so I put a huge mess of it in this bento to celebrate.

In the bento: Top - leaf sandwich with peanut butter and sugar sprinkles, blackberries, carrot flowers, and a container of pickle slices. There is another, less decorative, sammie hidden underneath the leaf. Bottom - Tons of Mac'n'cheese spirals with a lovely black olive on top.

The inside of the leaf was cut out using an exacto knife. It was easier than I was expecting and the dark green sprinkles really look nice! Notice how I cheated on red in this bento? (Hint - the only red is the baran flower...)

In the past few weeks we have survived a lot and I'm very thankful that we made it through. I've missed seeing everyone's bentos very much and am looking forward to getting back in the bento groove!

9 comments:

Journal Mommy Yenny said...

Welcome back :b
the leaf looks great and so is mac and cheese ...yummm...

mnemonique said...

it's good to see you back! lovely leaf

Cooking Gallery said...

The sammy indeed looks very pretty! I hope everything goes back to normal again...!

Natakiya said...

You are so sweet, mnemonique!! Thank you :)

Natakiya said...

Thanks so much, Yenny!! I've never understood why A-chan didn't like Mac n cheese...and now I'm so glad that she has changed her mind :)

Natakiya said...

It's not quite all normal again yet, but I'm hopeful that it will be soon :) Thank you, CG!!

Natakiya said...

Thank you, Yenny! I'm so glad that she finally will eat mac n cheese!

Natakiya said...

Thanks, mnemonique!!

Natakiya said...

I don't know about normal, exactly, but I think things are getting a little bit more under control. Thanks so much, CG!