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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.  🙂

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Easter Bento Bunnies

9 Apr

Wow, is it April already?  Easter kinda caught me by surprise.  I didn’t plan on making a bunny bento for Ms. Little Bubbles, but I was inspired by Happy Little Bento.  Sheri is talented and her bunny made me wake up to Easter and think “hey, I got the stuff to make that!” This bunny is totally inspired by Sheri!  The bunny is made from swiss cheese and the flower is made from a fruit rollup.  Totally cute and simple.

This is my second Easter bunny.  This was a last minute bunny.  I woke and remembered that I had a bunny mold that came with a bento kit my husband bought for me.  I molded my hapa rice into a bunny, made deli meat features and then nori eyes and nose.  Under the cheese is taco meat, which we used to make taco rice the night before.  Yes, I said taco rice.  To me, taco rice is the epitome of Asian Americans eating anything and everything with rice.  I have to admit, I eat rice with almost everything.  I think most people that I grew up with do.  Eggs… YEP.  Spaghetti… YEP YEP.  Taco salad… YEP!  My husband and I first discovered taco rice in Okinawa.  I have to admit, I thought it was WEIRD. And it kinda is.  But once you get past the weirdness, it’s actually very good.  LOL.  (You’ll have to comment if you think I’m crazy! LOL!)  Here is a picture of taco rice from In The Wabe

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!

St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Bento

20 Mar

Lucky 4 Leaf Clover Bento

It’s four days late, but I finally made Ms. Little Bubbles a St. Patrick’s Day bento.  I had the concept in my head for a few days, but didn’t have a chance to make it until this morning.  I’m happy to say that my green egg sheet was a success.  If you’ve been following my blog, you’ve seen my past egg sheet attempts/disasters, but this time it turned out perfect.  Not runny, not oily, just right. 🙂  (Bentolicious has an awesome egg sheet tutorial.) The clover leaves are made from a heart shaped cutter (very handy, remember I used it to make my butterfly too?).  I free form cut the stem and leaves and the rainbow, butterfly and star are bento food dividers.  (The Japanese name for them is escaping me this morning… oh, getting old!)

So, although I’m not Irish, I made Ms. Little Bubbles happy and celebrated St. Patrick’s Day.  🙂 Oh, and did I mention I used my favorite Lunch Bots box?  Love this box.  I haven’t tired their new items (as reviewed by Happy Little Bento) but I love the original box!

 

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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Chicken Apple Sliders

7 Mar

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I have a bunch of bento photos ready to upload, but just haven’t had a chance. Sorry for the delay and blog posting absence.

This bento was inspired by a recipe from Jolene’s “What’s Cooking Chicago” blog. I was looking for easy freezer friendly recipes and found a few, but just made them this week without preparing them for the freezer.

This bento has a chicken and apple cheese burger. You can’t really see it as it’s hidden in the bun. But quite frankly, it’s kinda bland looking that I don’t think it would look as appetizing in a picture. The happy mochi was made by Ms. Little Bubbles and in celebration of Girl’s Day. It was so super easy to make! I think 10 minutes total in the microwave!

I hope everyone is doing well and I hope to get back into bento making once work slows down.

Happy March everyone! Be happy!!!!

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