Monday, December 3, 2012
Frozen T-day Leftovers Bento
Getting into the swing of Christmas with Thanksgiving leftovers. Cinnamoroll is made from a veggie sausage roll that was leftover on T-day and frozen for use in bentos. There is also sweet potato casserole and corn on the cob that were frozen. I love using pomegranate for holly berries. It's one of my favorite things about Pomegranate besides the yum factor.
In the bento: Veggie sausage roll, carrot slices, cucumber slices and holly leaves, pomegranate seeds, sweet potato casserole, a checkered apple, carrot flowers and corn on the cob.
Cinnamoroll's ears were cut from Provolone cheese. Her eyes and mouth were nori and her checks were cut from pieces of gari.
Underneath the bento is one of the cloth napkins that we tie dyed for Thanksgiving dinner. (It's a tradition to make cloth napkins for T-day every year!) There are also some chestnuts on the side. I haven't been brave enough to try and cook them yet, so for now they are just being decorative. The lady at the grocery store was scandalized that I only bought 3 of them. She gave me a good ten minute lecture on how to cook them and made me promise to buy more next time. (Apparently they take a loooong time to cook and it's a waste of effort to only cook 3. Now I know!)