Monday, April 16, 2012
Are you ready for the ball? I haven't received my invitation yet, but these guys are all dressed and ready to dance. This morning I was feeling lucky that I had some leftovers in the fridge to give me a jump start with today's bento. A small Chinese restaurant nearby has some very tasty vegetarian options, including my favorite Mongolian Suegai. A-chan doesn't like the green onions as much as I, but I've left a few in her lunch just in case she decides to try one. It's a long shot, though.
In the bento: Rice, steamed broccoli, strawberries, black olives, cheese flowers, carrot sticks and a container of Mongolian suegai.
The cute penguin faces were cut from provolone cheese using a circular cutter. The nori for their foreheads was cut with scissors. Their beaks are tiny carrot ovals and their cheeks are sugar dots. I cut their handsome bowties from black olive halves. For some reason my camera just wouldn't focus on their shiny heads. It was very frustrating, but you can still see their innate cuteness.