Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Halloween Kitten Luvs You!
So yesterday I said you'd all have to wait for a Halloween bento...but I lied. I was going to wait a few more days. And then I caved - I just couldn't stand to wait any longer. So here it is, yay!
In the bento: Rice with homemade furikake, huge Halloween kitten with a carrot Jack o lantern collar, a cherry tomato wedge, nectarine slices, black plum pieces, carrot flowers and tofu/veg stirfry.
I used a piece of bread with the edges cut off to make a nice absorbent container for the tofu stirfry. Halloween kitten was cut from provolone cheese and nori. Her collar was cut from tomato peel and the jack o lantern was cut from a carrot slice. Her ears and cheeks were cut from gari (pickled ginger).
The stirfry was very simple: I cooked the tofu cubes in sesame oil first then added small pieces of frozen broccoli and cooked them together for about 2-3 mins. Next I added a small handful of frozen corn kernals, soy sauce, a smidge of garlic powder and a bit of dried basil. Then I continued to cook it all together for about 2 more mins.