Friday, October 7, 2011
A Hetalia Bento
Hetalia. Weird, wacky and totally wonderful. An anime series with pizzazz and currently one of our favorites. Italy is A-chan's favorite character so it's no wonder that he's shown up in her bento, waving his customary white flag. There is no pasta for Italy however, I had some leftover fried rice that I needed to use up before we left on more travels. In the background is the Hetalia movie poster that we picked up at AWA. We didn't get to see all of the movie and I was so bummed :( My favorite character is Japan but I admit to feeling a lot of sympathy for Germany in terms of cat-herding. Who's your favorite?
In the bento: Veggie fried rice with peas, carrots and scrambled tofu, steamed broccoli, veggie hot dog flowers, corn kernals on picks, a container of feta, raspberries, provolone flowers and Italy!
Italy's body was cut from provolone cheese. His hair was cut from soy turkey. The mouth was cut from veggie hot dog and his other facial features were nori. I tried a lot of different things to get the right look for his cheeks but nothing would cooperate with me. The last thing I did was a bit of Korean BBQ sauce. It still didn't look right but I ran out of time. Oh well, I'll just have to try again!