Remember the Rule of Odds (and I love my egg molds)

6 Sep

Fried Rice and Eggs

I have this quirky habit when I’m making my bentos – I try to follow the Rule of Odds. Basically, the rule states that to make a painting, picture, composition, etc. more interesting, you should have an odd number in the composition. I try, when feasible, to follow this rule. As you can see from my bento above, I tried to do it with most of the items, but the largest and most obvious item, the egg, is only in two. 🙂 My daughter doesn’t like the yolks of the eggs, so I cut it in two to take out the yolk. However, I did add FIVE carrot hearts to balance out the two eggs. LOL!

Speaking of eggs, these eggs were made using my egg molds. Another simple and easy must for any new bento maker. To make the eggs, I hard boiled them, peeled them while they were warm, placed them in the mold and put them in ice water for 8-10 minutes. And voila… heart shaped eggs. Super cool huh!

Sample Egg Molds

Contents: Hard boiled eggs, fried rice, carrots, pluots, pretzels, crackers

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4 Responses to “Remember the Rule of Odds (and I love my egg molds)”

  1. sheri September 6, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    Love it! It looks like the one I made today too! We are on the same wavelength. Pluots? So pretty 🙂

  2. Sherri Verducci September 16, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

    okay I am so inspired by your Bento boxes but would love to know HOW you make all the cute little things…stars, etc. I looked on your website and can’t seem to find that info. Thanks!

    • loveinabento September 17, 2011 at 8:27 am #

      Hi Sherri,

      I’m so happy to hear you like my blog! It’s a recent adventure and it’s always nice to hear someone is reading it 🙂

      As for the stars, I will take a picture of my cutters and do a post about it, but until then I did a quick online search and found this site selling some cutters. Vegetable cutters are stronger than cookie cutters, so I did a search for “bento vegetable cutter”. You can also add stainless steel and you’ll find a few more too. I got my cutters at a Japanese grocery store. The shapes came in two sizes per shape, which is nice.

      http://www.allthingsforsale.com/114-bento-deco-cutter?p=2

      I hope this helps, and I will be sure to post more stuff about my bento gear. Have fun making lunches! And the more gear you acquire, the faster it goes and the more fun you will have. It’s addictive!

      • Sherri Verducci September 18, 2011 at 8:43 pm #

        thanks a million, my daughter is gonna love you! 🙂 best, Sherri

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