Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Just a Little Mouse
This little mouse is full of curry. Even healthier than normal vegetarian Japanese curry to be precise. I'm very proud of this particular curry because I managed to sneak baby spinach into it by cutting the spinach into fine strips. I don't think A-chan noticed. She certainly ate every bite last night so I'm considering this another triumph for nutritious eating! So far I've managed to sneak kabocha, cauliflower, zucchini and spinach into our curry. Only one at a time, though. The next challenge is to add two or more and see if she balks, hehe. I have been enjoying these small changes to our regular recipes. Even though they are not large portions of extra vegetables, my philosophy is better some than none. We are eating a little healthier every day!
In the bento: Bread and curry rolls, carrot flowers, black olives, corn on the cob, a huge strawberry and steamed broccoli.
My favorite parts of the mouse are the corn kernel earrings. Her face was made with provolone cheese, nori, ketchup cheeks and a pick for the nose. The large carrot flowers were decorated with black sesame seeds, the small flowers have either a sugar dot or a tiny provolone cheese circle.
The filled bread rolls are inspired by Bentolicious. Lia has a fantastic tutorial on these cute bento sandwiches!