Monday, October 24, 2011

Jack'o'Lantern Pancakes

Coming in on the heels of a fantastic weekend of taekwondo sparring camp and the first of three birthday parties, this week's forecast includes chaos, panic and incredible amounts of sugar.  Amid the scramble of Birthday preparations, bento lunches are turning out to be a haven of calm and relaxation.  Today's bento contained more sugar than I normally like to put in (With abject apologies to A-chan's teachers today) but I needed something that wouldn't take much brain power to put together.

In the bento: Jack'o'lantern pancake sandwiches with yellow tinted icing, soy sausage links, raspberries, tiny carrot flowers, sugar snap peas and two pan fried potato kitties.

Not only was this bento a snap to put together, it only needed one pan for cooking the veg. sausage, snap peas and potatoes.  I boiled the snap peas in the pan for 3 minutes and removed them with chopsticks.  Into the hot water went the sausage links straight from the freezer.  They got cooked for 5 minutes.  When they came out the pan was dried and then used to lightly fry the potatoes with a tiny bit of olive oil.

The Jack'o'Lantern faces were cut with a fillet knife very, very carefully!  I put a generous dollop of the icing in between so that it would squish through the faces a bit.


6 comments:

sheri fujihara chen said...

Excellent carving job! And what a great idea to make jackopancakes!

OhayoBento said...

The kitty potatoes are great! I love them! Sounds like you have a great week ahead of you, have fun!

Keeley McGuire said...

Love the pancakes - great idea!

Natakiya said...

Thankyou, Sheri! They were lots of fun to make :)

Natakiya said...

I love them too, Heather! It's definitely going to be a wild and wonderful week, thank you :)

Natakiya said...

Thanks, Keeley!