Friday, September 14, 2012
Sweet Teddy Bear
We are in full swing getting ready for JapanFest tomorrow! It is going to be so much fun and I am so excited. And I even managed to fit the table in the car all by myself. Go me! To celebrate the upcoming fun I made this cute onigiri teddy bear. Nothing says happy like a smiling teddy bear, right?
Both of us are hoping to purchase some of our favorite Japanese sweets tomorrow: Mochi for A-chan and Dango for me. I'm particularly looking forward to the Archery demonstrations as well.
In the bento: Lots of onigiri, carrot flowers, steamed broccoli, chickpeas, nectarine slices, frozen blueberries, strawberries and baby corn.
To make the body of the teddy I mixed scrambled tofu into the rice before making the onigiri. Then I added two whole cloves for the buttons, making sure that A-chan knew to remove them before eating the onigiri. The head and paws are just plain rice. The facial features were cut from soy turkey slices, provolone cheese and nori with a few black sesame seeds for cute eyelashes. Her cheeks were painted on with strawberry jam. The jam might be a little weird but it seemed like a good idea at 6 am, as though jam is somehow cuter than sriracha!