Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Car Bento


Super Tot has been asking me to make a car bento on a daily basis.  This isn't exactly what he (or I) had in mind, but I threw this one together today.  I had an appointment this morning, so I didn't have time to do something more complicated this time, but he was happy!
Rice Onigiri Cars w/ Nori Accents
Breaded Fish Balls, Cheese, Pretzels
Lettuce, Steamed Asparagus & Carrots, Bell Pepper
Strawberries, Blueberries, Mango

Monday, May 21, 2012

Turtle Bento


Today's bento reflects how I am feeling today...S-L-O-W!  For some reason I am dragging today, so I thought I'd humor myself and make a turtle bento.  Hope you enjoy it!
Green Rice Turtles w/ Nori Accents & Wilton Eyes
Mixed Herb Salad Greens (under turtles)
Carrots, Broccoli, Bell Peppers, Tomatoes
Cheese, Turkey, Black Olives
Strawberries, Blueberries

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lil' Pandas


It's grocery store time for me, so I didn't have a lot of options in the refrigerator today.  That meant nothing fancy - just a couple of simple little pandas.  
Pandas - Rice Onigiri w/ Nori Accents
Lettuce, Carrots, Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Radish
Steamed Broccoli, Garbanzo Beans
Pickles, Cheese

Friday, May 11, 2012

Bert & Ernie Bento


My original plan today was to do a different bento, but I realized I didn't have one of the necessary items to do that one.  I had already colored my rice, so I was stuck doing something orange.  I also had some leftover yellow rice from yesterday, so I quickly realized I could do Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street!
Bert - Yellow Rice (colored w/ turmeric), Orange Rice Nose (colored with pureed carrots),
Nori, Bell Pepper & Pre-made Wilton Eyes
Ernie - Orange Rice (colored with pureed carrots & sesame oil), Tomato Nose, Bell Pepper, Fish Sausage, Nori & Pre-made Wilton Eyes
Additional Bento Ingredients (some are under Bert & Ernie):
Tomato, Steamed Broccoli, Bell Pepper, Lettuce, Baby Corn,
Celery, Cheese, Black Olives, Clementine, Kiwi

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Giraffe Bento


I honestly didn't know what I was going to do for today's bento.  I wanted to use turmeric in the rice, so I knew it was going to be yellow.  I used a little too much, so I got a very dark yellow.  When I saw the color, two images popped into my head - a school bus and a giraffe.  I thought the giraffe might look cuter with the items I had on hand, so I hand formed one with plastic wrap to see what it would look like.  I was happy with the result, so I stuck with the giraffe!
Giraffe - Rice (dyed with Turmeric) w/ Nori, Enoki Mushroom & Pre-made Wilton Eye
Dark Red Kidney Beans, Baby Corn
Lettuce, Steamed Asparagus, Tomatoes, Carrots, Kohlrabi, Bell Peppers
Mango, Blackberries  

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Roll Those Dice!!


I love to participate in the weekly Bento of the Week meme at Bento Blog Network. The upcoming theme starting this Friday is "Leftovers".   

Leftovers can be tricky.  Sometimes, they are perfect for bento boxes, but other times they don't work out so well.  I decided to take a chance and "roll the dice" with some leftovers I had in the refrigerator...
Leftover Rice Formed into Onigiri Cubes w/ Nori Accents
Leftover Baked Chicken w/ Steamed Broccoli
Carrots, Tomato, Lettuce
Kohlrabi, Bell Peppers
Mango, Blueberries & Kiwi


Monday, May 7, 2012

Berry Delicious!


I had a little fun with our quail eggs today!  The bento boxes I used for today's lunch are shaped like strawberries, so I thought I'd continue that theme inside the box.
Strawberries - Quail Eggs w/ Cilantro & Nori Accents
Brown Rice, Black Beans
Blackberries, Blueberries
Kohlrabi, Cucumber, Black Olives
Carrots, Tomatoes, Baby Corn, Bell Peppers
Ham & Cheese

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Happy Little Onigiri Pals


We are on vacation this week, so I wanted to do something quick today.  These happy little onigiri pals were super simple and quick to throw together!
Rice balls w/ Nori Accents
Lettuce, Squash, Bell Pepper, Carrot, Cucumber
Kiwi, Clementine
Sausage, Baby Corn


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