Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Little Kittens


Today's bento is in honor of the three little kittens that are currently running our household.  They will be five weeks old tomorrow and have started learning how to cause mayhem and chaos this week.  Of course, they are the cutest things EVER!  Somehow it has been impossible for me to get a good picture of them, so here they are in inari zushi form.

In the bento: Three inari kittens, baby corn, carrot star, lemon slice, steamed broccoli (hidden behind the carrot star), a cherry, a checkered apple, half of a cherry tomato and a few green beans.

The kitten faces are made with white egg sheet and nori.  The whites of the eyes were 'glued' onto the inari skins with a tiny bit of mayo which was applied with a toothpick.  I squeezed the corners of the rectangular inari skins to make them resemble kitty ears.

Here is a picture of the kittens nursing on a very frazzled mama cat, lol.  A-chan and I have a difference of opinion in names.  She had already given them names five minutes after they were born.  The one on the left is Stripey according to the 7 year old, while I prefer Jewel.  The middle kitten is Cloudy or Quartz.  The black one is either called Brownie by A-chan or Onyx by me.


7 comments:

sheri fujihara chen said...

Oh, I like the gemstone names... but how can you argue with Brownie for a black cat? ^_^

Love the kitty inari!

Ming@Bentomonsters said...

The kittens are so cute, both the one in the Benito's n the real ones at ur hse! :)))

Kristie said...

I love your blog! Your bentos are put together so well, and have such a great balance of color, texture, and yumminess - that is why I'm nominating you for the One Lovely Blog & Very Inspiring Blogger Award. You can find out more about it here:
http://www.beneficial-bento.com/2012/08/one-lovely-blog-very-inspiring-blogger.html

You are in no way obligated to accept this award, but I just wanted you to know that I think You're Awesome!

Oh-My-Bento said...

Cute! We have a cat, too. They are so much fun!

KB said...

These so are awesome! I <3 them!

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megan said...

these inari pockets are so cute... love the stripey decorations you've given them. they look the most like "jewel"! this bento really makes me smile :-)