Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hot Dog Ballerinas


For child-size mouths eating a hot dog in a bun can be a challenge.  Cutting them into hot dog and bun rounds is one of my favorite ways of making it a little easier.  Instead of applying ketchup liberally to the bun like I normally would, there is instead a dipping container.  I gave them cute little faces out of nori but didn't try to make them look like anything in particular.  A-chan dubbed them ballerinas and pointed out how the bun parts looked like raised arms.  I loved it!

In the bento: Vegetarian hot dog and bun rounds, a halved cherry tomato, an orange wedge, blackberries, steamed broccoli, corn on the cob and cheddar cubes on musical picks.

The entire hot dog would not fit into the bento without getting smooshed so the remainder became part of my lunch.

8 comments:

Rina@BentoSchoolLunches said...

These are super adorable and brilliant idea. I love it and you are always so creative :)

sheri fujihara chen said...

Yeah, they totally look like ballerinas! Cute idea and creative girl :)

Ming@Bentomonsters said...

This is a gd idea. And Ah-chan is creative n can see out of the box, they do look like ballerinas with their arms raised. :)

Lila said...

Ballerinas FTW! By the way, I am jealous of the beautiful fruit you always manage to find and how lovely the combinations are.

Natakiya said...

Thank you, Rina! You are so sweet :)

Natakiya said...

Thanks, Sheri :) It was amazing how they suddenly changed and became ballerinas to me the minute she mentioned it!

Natakiya said...

Thank you, Ming! Cutting up the hot dog and bun makes it so much easier to eat :)

Natakiya said...

Thanks so much, Lila! Lol, I have a stringent fruit inspection policy :)