Monday, November 28, 2011
Hide and Seek Panda
Happy Monday! Did you have a wonderful Thanksgiving? I hope so! Ours was peaceful and crafty. There are wild turkeys strutting through our back yard this morning. I wonder if they know we're vegetarians?
I'm slightly sad to greet this rainy Monday morning, we were enjoying the no-school laziness of the last week. Bentoing helps to make up for it, though. Knowing that I would get to play with food got me awake and through the early shower!
In the bento: Rice, apple bunny, pan-seared tofu, carrot circles, steamed broccoli, lots of tiny black olives on picks and a heart full of pomegranate seeds.
Do you see the panda playing hide and seek in the snow? His face was punched from nori and put in place on the rice after the rice had been given a chance to cool. If you put the nori on too soon while the rice is still hot there will be nori shrinkage. His cheeks were cut from pickled ginger (gari).
Goos luck to everyone adjusting back to regular schedules after the holiday!