Monday, July 7, 2008

BENTO #99

My #2 has rehearsals at ungodly hours for a musical which she's involved with. The musical begins this Friday (11th) and runs up to Sunday (13th).

Only yesterday I realized that I had signed a letter addressed to her school headmistress to excuse her for ONE WHOLE WEEK! Oops! I didn't read what I signed, but...even if I had read it, I wouldn't have a choice because there's no other option. *sigh*

So people, no Bento for one week!! Aiyah! Cannot lah! *thinks of what to do*.


I'll just have to eat the Bento myself. Yeah! I'll treat myself to my Bentos! How about that? I think it's a great idea. Hehehe!

I didn't have to rush to make my Bento so I took my time and tried to make some 'designer' sausages. The first one on the left is supposed to be a bird. Next to it are little lambs "baaa baaa baaa!" There is Mr. Octopus with a hat and the last one is supposed to be a rabbit? I had fun cutting them into shape and it was easy!



I lined the box with carrot flowers, packed some cucumbers and squeezed in a cup of corn kernels topped with cheddar cheese. Actually, I cut the corn kernels off the cob because the fibers from the cob sometimes get between the teeth and can be quite irritating.

I fried some asparagus spears wrapped with bacon and the balance left over strawberries dipped in delicious chocolate. I cut up the left over carrot bits to create a 'fountain' effect in the cup of asparagus spears to rid the dull brown colors.


After taking the photos, I sat down to eat and found that it was really 'too much food' like what #2 is always telling me. Seriously, while posting this, I am still struggling to finish my strawberries and corn. I am so FULL!!

This Bento box is certainly too big and the wrong size! It's capacity is 580ml and according to this, I should be using a 700ml box. No way! I'm sure #2 won't even have enough time during recess to eat this. Well, this is a good experience for me because if I didn't have to eat from this Bento, I would always be worried that my kids don't have enough to eat. Another day, another lesson!

By the way, the strawberries dipped in chocolate was divine!!

12 comments:

nobu said...

I like aspargus becon.
It's also good with beer.

Just a student. said...

I'm very jealous of your second daughter. Her mom simply spoils her :). The bento looks very, very delicious!

Bento Pet said...

nobu: It was delicious...mmm...haven't tried with beer yet.

Bento Pet said...

just a student: No need to be jealous. My kid has an insane Bento mum!

allthingspurple said...

hee hee..time to pamper yourself, dearie !!

Anonymous said...

Sausages what brands do you buy?

3lilangels said...

mmm, looks good..... i'm sure your #2 will miss your bentos, prepared with so much love, this week. You deserve a good treat yourself.

Bento Pet said...

allthingspurple: Yeah! You are right. Thank you.

Bento Pet said...

anon: I buy them by weight from a bakery @ Riana Green in Tropicana. I'm told that they come with more meat, less flour and no preservatives. They taste juicy and yummy.

Bento Pet said...

3lilangels: Hopefully!

Elsie said...

Wow, beautiful food made with lots of love too.

Bento Pet said...

Thanks Elsie! Means a lot coming from a crafter like yourself!

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