Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Boy 'n' Girl Bento
Pierogies are easy to make into fun bento pals. These are potato and onion pierogies that were first boiled and then pan fried in a little bit of butter, yum! I'm not very happy with how the clementine turned out. The idea was to provide a start for A-chan to peel it herself. My exacto knife met with a horrible rusty end over the summer though, so I had to try and cut the peel design with a regular knife. Hmm. Yeah, need a new exacto knife asap!
In the bento: Two pierogies, green peas on picks, steamed broccoli, tiny clementine, pomegranate seeds and blueberries, veggie hot dogs.
This is definitely The Week of the Egg Sheet! The boy and girl have hair cut from egg sheets, including the flowers on her ponytails. Their faces were punched from nori. I love how the veggie hot dogs look! After they were cooked, I used a tiny heart shaped cutter for the centers and while it was still in place used a knife to cut around it to create the vertical slices.