Hello Monday! As the new kitten scampers across the floor there are five, count them, five adult cats cowering on the couch with me. You'd think that they would have the decency to look slightly aloof rather than terrified. I'm not sure whether to laugh or sigh.
A-chan claimed that it has been too long since she's had a Pikachu bento so today's was a great hit! It was great for me too since the onigiri was already made and waiting in the freezer. The veggie hot dog and the broccoli cooked at the same time while I cut the nori and tomato peel to decorate the onigiri.
In the bento: Pikachu onigiri, veggie hot dog stars, carrot star and sticks, steamed broccoli, cherry tomato, baby corn on picks and a checkerboard apple.
If you've been following my ramblings for a while, you know that I have a hard time making veggie hot dogs look pretty. These star hot dogs were inspired by some that I have seen...somewhere. I have no idea where but they are certainly not my own idea, they got stuck in my head and then I had to try them. (If you know whose bentos I saw them in, please tell me so that I can attribute properly!) My attempts are chronicled below. Thankfully no one was awake to witness my victory dance!