Wednesday, August 29, 2012
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.