Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Lot of Hearts

"That's a lot of hearts!" A-chan declared as she viewed her bento this morning. I agree. Maybe
too many, I'm not sure. One thing I relearned this morning is that round green peas do not easily hold a heart shape.

In the bento: Garlic and basil couscous with green pea heart and carrot hearts, black olives with a cute panda pick, baby corn spears, soy sauce sauteed tofu heart, diamond cut apple, and a container full of mango.

The tofu heart was cut out of a block of extra firm tofu with a Wilton's miniature cookie cutter. The heart and the leftover weirdly shaped pieces from the cut-out were then lightly sauteed in sesame oil and a bit of soy sauce was added at the last minute. The weird leftover pieces are hidden underneath the heart.

At the grocery store today I asked A-chan to find a green vegetable that she didn't think I knew how to cook. She was to challenge me to cook something new for a bento. In order to find out if I did a good job cooking her challenge she has to eat it. She chose sugar snap peas for this week and wants me to try Kale next week. I love it!

1 comment:

Sonoma Bento said...

What a fun way to encourage your daughter to try new things. Stump mom! Haha! I like this 'hearty' bento.