Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Inari and a Pear
Yesterday's lunch had a Pikachu inside it so I decided to turn things around and pack today's lunch inside a Pikachu. We don't use the Pikachu bento box very often because it is awkward for A-chan to open and close. There isn't anything very messy in there today so I've got my fingers crossed that it will be okay.
In the bento: A container of sesame carrots and baby corn, steamed broccoli, Rome apple slices, inari zushi with furikake, a tiny pear and a few teeny carrot flowers.
After seeing the tiny pear in a beautiful bento on Ohayo Bento's blog, I had my eye out for some at our local grocery store. This weekend we managed to nab some and A-chan has been gobbling them up. Yesterday's pear was forgotten since it wasn't in her bento and she had to eat it for snack at home. Today's pear had to go inside the box! One great advantage of the Pikachu bento is that the top tier has a lot of room for vertical food. Once the pretty picture had been taken I removed the core of the pear so that A-chan wouldn't have to worry about the seeds.