Friday, September 16, 2011
A Fruit Bento and a Thank you Bento
In the bento: Strawberry slices, apple plum pieces, orange slices and provolone cheese flowers.
Sasha has been sick all week. Not only is she our smallest kitty, she is also quite feisty. So much so, in fact that even with her wrapped up in a towel and scruffed I wasn't able to give her the medicine. There was medicine on me, on A-chan, the chair, the table, the towel, the floor and even the ceiling - but none inside the cat. A friend of mine who happens to work at our vet office took pity on me and has gone above and beyond the call of duty to come over every day and give Sasha her meds. It's amazing to watch - it takes her 5 seconds and it goes where it's supposed to! To thank her for using her lunch hour to make up for my cat medicine ineptitude, I made her a bento yesterday.
For the box I used a brilliant idea from Sherimiya of Happy Little Bento and recycled a fruit container! I lined the bottom with two layers of basket wrap and then topped that off with a layer of lettuce leaves before packing in the food. That was mainly to prevent anything from dripping through the holes in the bottom.
In the bento: A huge slice of orange, edamame on a bamboo pick, two onigiri with beni shuga on top, persian cucumber slices, carrot flowers, beef gyoza, baby corn spears, a container of edamame and a bamboo pick of black olives.