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Mickey Mouse Bento Sandwich

16 May

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This is my first time using my Mickey Mouse set. I had to freehand the ears and forgot he has black on the top of his head too. So I didn’t quite nail the Mickey look, but you get the idea. :-).

A few more sandwich bentos

3 May

This was actually the first bento I made for Ms. Little Bubbles and her friend, the daughter of the silent auction bidder/winner.  I wanted to make her first bento from me a fun and happy one, and most little girls love Hello Kitty, so I thought I couldn’t go wrong this a Hello Kitty sandwich bento.  It was a rather simple and easy bento to make.  I added sakura apple (apples cut with my flower cutter and sesame seeds for flower accents), carrots, blackberries and white and green kamaboko.

Below are a few other sandwich bento that I’ve made the last two weeks.  Sorry… I haven’t been very good at keeping up to date.  🙂

Two Butterflies Bento

27 Mar

How can we not be happy when you see two butterflies?  🙂  The first butterfly bento was such a hit, I had to make another one for Ms. Little Bubbles.  Once again I enlisted the help of my heart cutters.  However, this time I found an oval-ish shaped cutter for the body and used the quail egg nori punch for the eyes and mouth.  This is a very simple bento, but so happy.  🙂

Not much to say on my end.  I’ve been busy so the bento have been kept to a minimum.  I’m excited to say that I put in an auction item for Ms. Little Bubbles school.  Four bento in May (every Monday I think) and a special bento on the child’s birthday.  If you are from Ms. Little Bubbles school and are checking out my bento blog… BID and BID high.  🙂  It’s for a good cause (our kids) and I have so much fun making bentos that it will be great to make them for other kids too.

Hugs to all and I hope everyone is having a great day… week.. year!

Oh So Cute Char Siu Bao Bear Bento

13 Mar

This char siu bao bear brings a smile to my face.  It’s been a long week at work, and although it was hard to wake up this morning to make this lunch for Ms. Little Bubbles, the *SMILE* it brought to her face made me happy all day long. I haven’t had time to make cute lunches for her lately, so this was a treat for her.  The bear is made from a baked char siu bao that her uncle and aunty bought for her this past weekend.  They said it was a mini char siu bao, but it looks huge in this bento box.  I cut the ears with scissors and added cheese to the ears and nose for added definition.  As usual the eyes and nose are made from nori.  I also have carrots, strawberries and mini mochi crackers to the bento.  The bear is universal in the sense that you can make him out of any bun/roll.

Two Super Easy Sandwich Bentos

8 Mar

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My daughter asked for sandwiches in her bento for the rest of the week. My thought on this “oh! Nooooooo problem at all.” Making sandwiches is super easy.

Both of these bentos have soy nut butter and jelly sandwiches, mochi from Girl’s Day and apples. Seriously, about five minutes to whip together! The only thought I gave to these bentos was how to jazz up the top of the sandwiches. 🙂

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Another Hello Kitty Bento

14 Feb

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Wow, I know, it’s been awhile since I posted a bento.  I’ve been making bentos and have been taking photos of them, but haven’t been able to get to the posting part.  😦  I’m sorry!  As a working mom, life gets crazy.  My “busy” period at work is January – February.  It coincides with flu season too, so it always makes for an interesting time of the year.  A few weeks ago, I caught a bug that knocked me out!  Man, my bones hurt.  But thankfully that flu is done and I’m back to normal, just in time for busy, busy days.

This bento was made last week, or the week before (I’m sorry, I can’t remember).  I swore that I would make a fast bento, but it looked so sad and I felt bad that I wasn’t making “cute” bentos for Ms. Little Bubbles.  So I threw in a Hello Kitty.

Again, a fast and speedy bento.  I hope to catch up with the photos I have on my phone and I have a few recipes that I want to share too.  🙂

Take care everyone and Happy Valentine’s Day.  May your day and YEAR be blessed with love.

My “Cheat” Christmas Bento

15 Dec

My "cheat" Christmas Bento

LOL!  So, I’m cheating when it comes to my Christmas bento.  This is really a simple sandwich bento with a holiday cookie in it!  Oh, and a holiday fabric on the bottom.  LOL!  But, it’s all out of holiday love.  At work we had a holiday cookie exchange and the cookie that I put in Ms. Little Bubbles bento is from that cookie exchange.  I usually don’t put cookies in her bentos, but I thought a holiday exception was in order.  Plus, I really think this is all she is going to get for a Christmas bento.  I know, so sad!  The Christmas tree fabric is from a jar of jam that I received from a friend.  It looks so good – homemade organic strawberry jam!

BTW, I wanted to thank the bento lovers out there that have added me to their blogs!  Very sweet and kind of you.  I love you too, and trust me when I say I get so much inspiration from my fellow bento bloggers!  You guys are great!

My holiday cookie exchange box. Yummy!

Contents:  Sandwiches, holiday cookie, strawberries and kamaboko

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