Friday, February 3, 2012

Two Bentos for the Price of One




One of our kitties has been very ill.  He had surgery to remove the tumor yesterday after two days of everyone freaking out in panic over it.  In celebration of his recovery you get two bentos today.  That's right, you get two bento pics today!  I've been away for three days - but I'm not giving you three pics at once, let's not get crazy here.  

In the top bento: A cherry tomato, steamed zucchini slices, pan fried tofu and green peas on picks, an apple bunny, blackberries, carrot stars, rice with furikake and cute little icecream cones.

The cones were cut from soy turkey slices with a triangular shaped cutter.  The icecream scoops were cut from apple peel and provolone cheese with a ufo shaped cutter.  Tiny circles were cut from strawberries with my food scissors and tiny leaf shapes were cut from lettuce with scissors as well.  Their faces were punched from nori.  The special cutters that I used are from the space cutter set and were bought from Ohayo Bento's store.


In the second bento:  Sesame carrots, steamed green peas and scrambled tofu on a bed of steamed rice, blackberries, starfruit and a huge cherry tomato.

Both of these cherry tomatoes were cut in half after the pictures were taken.  Dangerous school lunch eye injuries can be avoided by prudent tomato cutting techniques!  Tomato juice at high velocity is never fun. 

Happy Friday, everyone!  I hope that you have a fantastic weekend!

16 comments:

berrygirl@mommy kiki can! said...

2 BENTOS, BOTH PERFECTLY BEAUTIFUL!!

Bentobliss / Ceinwyn / Ingrid said...

Looks great and the litle ice creams are so sweet. Glad to hear your kitty is doing better too. I know how I fuss over mine, so I can easily imagine the panic.

rosewhiterabbit said...

The ice cream cones are crazy adorable!

MewlKitten said...

Yum, that second bento looks really yummy! And I love those huge cherry tomatoes.
I;m sorry to hear your kitty isn't well. I'm glad they were able to remove the tumor.

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

I'm glad to hear Kitty is recovering!! Lunches looks fun and delicious as always :D

KB said...

These both look amazing. You have inspired me to pop some scrambled tofu in one of my lunches this week! :D

Bentobird said...

Well wishes for full and healthy kitteh recovery! What adorable bentos here--just love the smiling "ice cream cones"!

Selena (Fruit Carving Studio) said...

All your lunch boxes are sooo cuute!

Natakiya said...

Thanks, Berrygirl! I appreciate it :D

Natakiya said...

Thank you, Ingrid! We were very worried, poor kitty. He's doing great now :)

Natakiya said...

Thank so much, Julie! Ice cream is A-chan's favorite dessert. And it's my favorite bribe for math homework :D

Natakiya said...

Thanks, Kat! I'm glad that you like them :) The kitty is doing sooooo much better, I'm very happy with his recovery.

Natakiya said...

Thanks, Jenn! It was very scary with the kitty's surgery but he's totally better now :)

Natakiya said...

Awesome, KB! So happy to inspire someone, I love it :D

Natakiya said...

Thank you, Bentobird! The ice cream cones were so much fun to make :) Kitty is doing just fine now, back to his normal self.

Natakiya said...

Thanks so much, Selena! I'm so glad that you think so :D