Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Rush here, rush there, rush everywhere! It seems like there isn't enough time to get everything done today. We have three sick cats so I'm spending a good bit of today at the Vet's office. Luckily this bento was really fast and easy to make, not requiring much brain power. Which was good because I forgot to turn on the coffee maker this morning. A snowman is always a must for winter bentos. I realized after I had gotten the body into the box that there wasn't enough room for a hat. So it became a snowlady instead.
In the bento: Three onigiri for the snowlady, veggie hotdogs, mango chunks, carrot flowers, steamed broccoli and a strawberry.
The Snowlady's buttons are pomegranate seeds. Her eyes and mouth are nori but her nose is carrot and her cheeks were cut from veggie hotdog. She has a bit of nori hair and a carrot bow. The scarf was cut from spring onion which made a wonderfully frayed end when cut lengthwise with kitchen scissors.
A few tiny snowflakes were punched from a mamenori sheet. I didn't have any natural color mamenori left so I had to use the orange.
Here is A-chan holding her kitten and a sneak peek of the Christmas tree. The kitten is already getting big. I love this pic with her tongue sticking out! We're still working on Holiday decorating. I don't think we'll have any time for it today but hopefully tomorrow will see all the boxes emptied and Christmas cheer spread around the house.