Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Whoa. It was 35 degrees out there when we went to school this morning. Thirty-five. Degrees. 35! Good thing the glove box is installed in the foyer since we certainly needed warm fingers as we ran out the door.
For today's bento I wanted to play around with my letter cutters. My only complaint about them is that they don't have the centers cut out. So far I've been unhappy with my efforts to cut them out by hand and wanted to try something different. I used the inside bow area of the Hello Kitty bow cutter to create the P's space. The D's space was cut using the teddy bear mouth cutter. The spaces for the two A's were made with a triangle that I cut down to proper size using scissors. I'm happy with the results!
In the bento: Grape halves, pomegranate seeds, steamed broccoli, blueberries on panda picks, a miniature corn croquette and two tiny slices of Scottish Flat Pie, provolone cheese and soy bologna letters and hearts.
The Flat Pie is our traditional Halloween meal. It never fails to provide comfort and stamina for the long stints of candy-hunting. Potato and onion slices lightly fried with olive oil, butter and garlic, wrapped in a biscuit crust and smothered with cheese. Yum!