Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Cherry Blossom Bento

so pretty and Spring-y : )

Once again, this isn't a new bento, but with all the snow we have been getting lately, I have been yearning for spring..
The upper picture is from last spring, it is a cherry blossom tree from our neighborhood in Japan. It inspired me to make the bento shown here. This is actually the lower tier, made of sticky rice and hard boiled egg dyed with food coloring and sesame seeds for detail. The tree branch is made from inari zushi skins. For some reason I couldn't locate a picture of the top tier, probably just as well, I'm sure it wasn't as cute as the lower half. : )
This was made in the koi bento box, it holds an enormous amount of food, there's like 2 cups of rice in this thing and it still looks like it could hold another 2 or 3 cups!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Grown Up Bento Lunch

This bento is meant for an adult, or at least someone with "grown-up" taste. : ) The lower tier is karaage (fried chicken) with crispy fried green onions and rice. The upper tier is assorted fruit and potato salad- yum yum ^_^ I love this bento, it has the cutest elephant on the lid, and a great half-moon shape. This technically isn't a new bento, but I don't think I've ever posted a picture of it before. We've been in a bit of a transitional stage in our lives and I haven't had a chance to make many bentos.. sigh. On a positive note, husband has been offered a job in Washington Dc so we are now house hunting! I can't wait to get settled in, I really miss my bento collection!