Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Quick Noodle Bento
This bento represents a victory for edamame consumption! A-chan will eat edamame as long as I leave them in the pods so that she can pull them out herself. If I remove them from the pods or, heaven forbid, purchase them already shelled she will turn up her nose in scorn. I have finally realized this and voila - she's eating them like candy.
Using dividers and containers add cuteness to a bento with lightning fast timing. This is a wonderful thing on those crazy busy mornings when everything needs to happen at once and kittens are scrambling underfoot to add some adventure. I love the pig container, it's just so cute! You can close it for holding things that are a little juicy but I prefer to have it open so it's possible to see what's inside.
In the bento: Plain macaroni noodles, a parsley leaf, baby carrots, boiled edamame, baby corn in the piggy container, strawberries and a slice of lemon. On the side is a container of grated parmesan cheese to sprinkle over the noodles.
The container for the parmesan is a re-purposed sugar sprinkle container. They come in packs of 6 at the grocery store with different colored sugar inside for making cookies and topping cupcakes. Once they are empty I wash them and fill them with salt or parmesan or furikake for use with bentos. The parmesan container is topped off regularly and stored in the fridge so that it is ready at a moment's notice.