Thursday, October 29, 2009

AAAAAAAHHHHHH!!! (blood curdling scream)

This is my semi-successful attempt at making a scary skull bento. I have to say that they looked much better BEFORE I shoved the shrimp into the box, but oh well.

I made two skulls using rice, marinated seaweed inserted into the mouth and nose cavities, and gummy eyeballs. The reason they are so big is because I was working around the rather lare eyeballs.

I added two panko breaded shrimp into the box because, frankly, I am out of veggie fillers and I couldn't just have a giant rice ball in the box.

I also included two smaller bentos to accompany the larger one. I put one more shrimp and cut up persimmons. Also added a soy sauce container for the rice.

These are far from perfect, but the kids loved them:)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


After weeks of being sick and my daughter eating lunch at school, I got back into making bento this week...with a Halloween theme naturally.

Today, lunch was mummy dogs. I cut one hot dog in half and wrapped crescent roll dough around the dogs and baked them.

Yesterday was Frankenstein and ghost onigiris with tuna and Kewpie mayo inside. On the top tier, I included tamagoyaki, carrots shaped like pumpkins, cucumbers, and an apple wedge. I meant to make the apple wedge have teeth, but I ran out of time. :( I also couldn't come up with anything good to make the teeth. I see that people use almond slices, but my daughter's school is a nut free school.

And Monday was a pumpkin theme with rice molded into pumpkins, salmon, sweet potato (I drew faces with food markers), cucumbers, and Fuji apple bits.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Been sick

Sorry for lack of posts. I have been battling the flu and now a cold. Kids have also been sick. Will be back next week:)