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!