Monday, January 9, 2012
IchibanCon was amazing! We had a wonderful time meeting new people and enjoying the ...well, everything! Everyone was incredibly friendly. The hallway decorations were way cool. I loved the panels that I got to go see and desperately wished that I had been able to get to more of them. I'm hoping that I get to go back next year :) And we even got home safely despite getting lost in Greenville, SC in a vain search for a Thai restaurant. (That was an adventure...)
While I usually try to pack A-chan's bentos with more healthy food than junk food, sometimes I just can't help slipping in some good old fashioned corndogs. These, however, are better than regular corn dogs. They are miniature vegetarian corndogs with no sticks! It can't get better than that!
In the bento: Three miniature corndog bears, a cherry tomato, steamed broccoli, checkerboard apple, two potato and onion pierogies, carrot flowers and two plaid picks for fun.
The corndogs took only 60 secs to microwave to perfection. The pierogies took longer since they had to be boiled and then pan fried in butter, but they were still under the ten minute mark.
The bear faces and ears were cut from provolone cheese (surprise, surprise, lol) and nori. Tiny pieces of uncooked somen noodles were stuck halfway through the ears and half into the dogs. Ketchup was applied with the blunt end of a toothpick to create cheeks.