Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Butterflies and Tulips


Yesterday was my birthday.  It was a wonderful day and I enjoyed every moment!  My birthday present to myself was a new bento box from Bento & Co. which I can't wait to try out.  Expect an excited post with a review tomorrow.  This bento was quick and easy to put together except for the black sesame seeds which were not nearly as simple as I expected.

In the bento:  Rice with egg sheet butterflies and carrot tulips, a container of sauteed tofu, sesame carrots, pomegranates, blueberries, grapes, and plums.

The small flowers were cut from egg sheet and plum peel and the leaves were cut from spinach with scissors.  Since I've also been going to school I have been making bentos for myself.  Here is my first umeboshi bento!



In the bento: Rice, homemade vegetarian meatballs with carrot stars, clementine wedge, steamed green beans, Japanese sweet potato slices, grapes and a container of squash and green peas.  Instead of my usual lettuce baran I used folded over spinach leaves.

7 comments:

OhayoBento said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! I can't wait to see your new box :) I love the black sesame seed accents, it was worth the trouble, they look great, lol.

Ming@Bentomonsters said...

So pretty! Love it. :)

Journal Mommy Yenny said...

Happy belated birthday...:)
Those bentos are lovely..

Journal Mommy Yenny said...

Happy belated birthday...:)
Those bentos are lovely..

Natakiya said...

Thanks, Heather!! I'm glad that you liked the sesame seeds, lol. They just didn't want to stay put!

Natakiya said...

Thank you, Ming!

Natakiya said...

Thank you for the Birthday wish, Yenny! It was a happy day :)