Thursday, January 12, 2012
Panda Sammie Cuteness
Today is going to be a blast from the past! I'm going to resurrect some ancient primitive technology skills to demo for A-chan's class. We're talking way back. Only a few of the artifacts that were created in our days of primitive skills glory will get to shine today. The ones I'm most proud of were the bone needle, awl and pins that I carved with flint tools that I knapped myself - it was so cool. The part that A-chan is looking forward to the most is the atlatl demonstration. That's the one I'm nervous about. While my husband is a spear throwing genius, my skills in that area generally lead to embarrassment. But the kids will still enjoy it and get to learn about ancient techniques to go along with their early human class arc. What does this have to do with a panda sandwich in a bento? Um...nothing...I'm just totally excited!
In the bento: Panda sandwich filled with cheese and mayo, nectarine slices, steamed broccoli, baby tomatoes with musical picks, lemon slices, a flowery container of tofu, baby corn and carrot stirfry, cheese stars.
The panda's features were cut with a nori punch and glued to the bread with tiny amounts of mayo that I applied with a toothpick. The same technique was used to place the sesame seeds for the eyes. The veggies and tofu were quick stir fried with with ginger, garlic and soy sauce.