Thursday, February 9, 2012
It's the Circus!
This bento was completely unplanned. When I woke this morning and realized that I'd put not one second's thought into the bento for today, there was a moment of panic. I rallied with the first cup of morning coffee and managed to pull together a few ideas. Since I had no plan, I decided to try and use some picks that I don't often get to use. The loveliness of the veggie hot dogs is something of a miracle but I am rather pleased with them!
In the bento: Bowtie pasta sprinkled with feta cheese, black olive slices and carrot stars, veggie hot dogs, steamed broccoli, chunks of peaches, a black olive and carrot circle.
The seal balances three circus balls made from slices of the largest black olives that I have ever seen. A-chan chose the can labeled 'Colossal' and they do indeed match that description. Carrot stars and nori star centers make for a neat decoration. Balancing happily, the elephant is on top of another circus ball made from carrot and black olive.
My husband recently let me know that he does not wish for our marriage to continue. It was quite a shock and I'm still shaken. I will be continuing to make bentos, of course, and to post when I can. My posting might be a bit erratic for a while as I adjust to a new schedule. I'm embarking on an adventure and going back to school! I have only just applied and still have to be accepted, and I also must take a placement test in two weeks. Demonstrating good study habits will be good not only for myself but also for A-chan. Plus, school gives me an excuse to make more bentos for myself.