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.

10 comments:

MistressCatgirl said...

That is totally cute! I wish I could get my husband to eat more veggies.

OhayoBento said...

Oh wow, that sounds like so much fun! I'd be excited too!!! You've got to video an atlatl demo for us :)

Cat said...

That looks really good.
I can't have Mayo, it makes me sick but I would eat that in a heart beat!
A-chan is very lucky. <3

rosewhiterabbit said...

The panda sandwich is adorable! What a cute bento!

sheri fujihara chen said...

Wow, that sounds ultra cool! I want to see the atlatl demo too!
Love the happy panda too :)

Natakiya said...

Thanks, Mistress Catgirl! It is sometimes a challenge, lol. Occasionally I sneak things underneath the radar.

Natakiya said...

It is definitely exciting! One day I might be able to video my husband showing off his atlatl skillz :)

Natakiya said...

Thanks, Cat! If you can't have mayo, you can use lots of other things as 'glue'. When I'm making bentos for myself I prefer using sriracha sauce over Mayo!

Natakiya said...

Thank you, Julie! Pandas are always cute somehow :)

Natakiya said...

Thank you, Sheri :-D I'll try to get that atlatl video one day!