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.