Monday, December 5, 2011
Today's bento is brought to you by the fluffy goodness of pink. A Hello Kitty bento most definitely needed a fluffy pink background. Fortunately one was provided for me in the form of A-chan's new fluffy pink skirt which was left on my kitchen counter for no fathomable reason. Since it made such a nice backdrop I can't be too upset about it. I am still left wondering why the kitchen counter?
In the bento: Morningstar Farms Chik nuggets, carrot flower with a corn center, spring onion, Hello Kitty onigiri, corn filled picks, a piece of apple, steamed broccoli, more carrot flowers and some halved grapes.
Hello Kitty's nose was made from a piece of corn since I happened to have some left over after filling the two toothpicks, but the rest of her face was punched from nori. Her bow was cut from apple peel. The small carrot flower got the last leftover corn kernel. I used a small cutter to make a hole in the center of the flower and gently pushed the end of the kernel into the space. Now I wish that I'd had enough corn to do the same with the larger flowers!
On the side A-chan had a soy sauce bottle and a small container of ketchup. These are usually constant companions to her bentos but are never shown because I forget to put them in.