Monday, August 13, 2012

Giraffes are Cool


Hi there, world!  It feels like forever since I last had time to post.  Summer was crazy busy and tons of fun with adventures, lots of travel, lots of camps, kittens and my first semester back in school.  For A-chan's first day as a second grader she requested a Giraffe bento.  (One of her favorite summer memories was getting to feed a giraffe at Zoo Atlanta.)  Since I spent part of the summer practicing to perfect egg sheets, I was delighted to be able to use some in the first bento of the new school year!

In the bento: Two onigiri covered with egg sheet, grapes, cheddar cheese blocks, Morningstar Farms soy sausage links, steamed broccoli, pomegranate seeds and clementine wedges.

Mr. Giraffe has soy turkey for his spots, white eggsheet and nori facial details, black sesame seeds for his nose and soba noodles with corn kernals for antennae.  The large egg sheets for Mr. Giraffe were loosely  wrapped over the onigiri and held in place with the food that was packed around him.  The little hearts are cut from white egg sheet with nori hearts on top.

Though bentos were being made during the summer, most of the pictures have been ruminating on my computer without being posted.  I was extremely lax about anything online while I focused on studying for school. While I enjoyed my classes immensely I was unprepared for the wild amount of work necessary
in a summer session.  I can't wait to get back into the routine of bento making and I'm looking forward to catching up on everything and reconnecting with everyone!

11 comments:

veggiebentolove said...

Welcome back to bento!

Natakiya said...

Thank you! I am very happy to be back to bento :)

OhayoBento said...

Yay! It's good to see you back! Fantastic egg sheet, it looks perfect.

Natakiya said...

Thanks Heather! Practicing egg sheets kept me happy over the summer. I think it definitely paid off.

Kathy said...

I love your giraffe!

Ming@Bentomonsters said...

Wow, ur egg sheet is so smooth n beautiful. Love ur giraffe. :)

Mamabelly said...

Beautiful egg sheet and such a creative lunch!

Natakiya said...

Thanks, Kathy! I think A-chan was definitely happy with him :)

Natakiya said...

Thank you, Ming. I think the practice was very good for my egg sheets.

Natakiya said...

Thanks Nina :D I'm glad that you liked Mr. Giraffe!

Lee Hana said...

Your egg sheet is perfectly. Did you use only egg yolk?