Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Ahhh, the glories of Spring! Everywhere we look there are butterflies and flowers. And the fruit, don't forget all the delicious incredible spring fruit. There is a farm nearby that allows people to come and pick huge buckets of strawberries. Soon, very soon, we will be in strawberry ecstasy. But until then I decided to stick with butterflies, flowers and an apple bunny.
In the bento: Two peanut butter and sugar sprinkle sandwiches with fan decorations, sesame carrots, corn on the cob, steamed broccoli, carrot flower petals, steamed sugar snap peas, an apple bunny and mango chunks that are hiding behind the apple. (You can see a hint of the hiding mango because it has the circular pick stuck into it.)
The fan shapes were cut from provolone cheese, the butterflies were cut from nori, the tiny flowers are carrots with snap pea leaves and sugar dots to add some color. I would love to be able to say that I had cut the butterflies by hand, but alas I cannot make that claim. The source of their magnificence is a scrapbook cutter that I purchased at Michael's the other day. Though I attempted to refrain from the purchase, my bento greed won out!
A-chan never gets peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for school. Not only is there too much sugar in jelly but it has a potential for incredible messes. Instead I use sugar sprinkles (normally used on cookies, cupcakes, etc.) because they give the hint of sweetness that she loves without the mess or the sugar crash.