Monday, October 17, 2011

Candy Corn Onigiri

It's much harder to see the different color bands on the onigiri in the picture than in person.  But they are there, I swear!  To make the candycorn onigiri this year I decided to try a different coloring agent for the rice and it came out a lot lighter than I wanted. Next time I will go back to using the gel coloring.   Making the candycorn onigiri has become a fall tradition for us and we had a great time making a huge mess out of the kitchen together.

Today's bento pic also features "Snowflake MacNeil" who came home with us from the Scottish Highland Games this weekend.  When A-chan found a stuffed kitten for sale who also had a dashing scarf which just happened to be of our clan's tartan - how could I say no?  

Our local Highland Games has started instituting a grand Children's program.  We love it.  She got to try a miniature version of the caber toss, sheaf toss and hammer throw which made watching the athletic events much more relevant.  There were crafts and face painting, storytimes and dance lessons.  We had a wonderful time and we did everything.  I mean it - everything!

In the bento: Candycorn onigiri, black olive minions, sauteed tofu cubes, a tomato monster, nectarine slices, steamed broccoli and carrot leaves.

The tomato monster's eyes were made from soy turkey and nori.  The small circles were punched out of the nori and then used for the onigiri's eyes.  His tongue is also cut from soy turkey.


OhayoBento said...

OK, that tomato monster cracks me up! I love him! One year they had Highland Games at the Ren Fest and it was so much fun to watch them. I'm a McRae (or MacRae) :) It was my grandmother's maiden name and my parent's gave it to me for my middle name, lol.

Natakiya said...

Hehe :) Thanks Heather! I think he completely overshadows the rest of the bento - what a diva :D Cool! Hiya fellow Scot! You should come up to the Games next year, that would be awesome!!

sheri fujihara chen said...

Oh oh oh! I need to make a candy corn too! Love his cute little face!

Natakiya said...

Thank you, Sheri! Candy corn are the best part of October :)