Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Pirates Say Arrrr!
The new kitten certainly helped A-chan to wake up bright and early this morning! And because she was up before I started decorating her bento she got to choose the theme. I was all set to make cute little girls with flowery hats out of these onigiri and inari, but she decided on pirates instead.
In the bento: Two adventurous pirate onigiri with inari hats, steamed broccoli, a lemon slice, a huge carrot flower, chunks of black plum, tomato slices and simmered orange cauliflower.
A-chan tried the orange cauliflower the other day but wasn't impressed. Today I simmered some along with the inari in water, soy sauce, mirin and brown sugar. We will see what she thinks! Behind the huge carrot are more carrot slices nicely hidden because I didn't have time to make them pretty.
The pirate faces are made with provolone cheese, nori and tomato skin for the mouths. They bear an X on their hats - I wasn't prepared to make skulls this morning with no warning! Large golden earrings show off their previous plunder.
Our new kitten is installed in our bathroom for the nonce while we work on getting it acclimated to humans. It is still a bit feral though we did get to pet it once this morning. We are still not sure if it is a girl or boy. Discovering that all important fact is my task for today. Luckily no one lost any blood during the capture of the little one who at the time was intent on stalking a possum in our front yard. Yikes!