Today is A's last "full bento" day before Halloween. On Friday I'll pack her bento but it won't be carb-heavy since she'll have not only bread and milk but also Halloween treats for the Yochien party. Friday's bento will be small.
I was so excited for this bento, I've been planning it for several days. I am so happy with how it turned out.
|Edamame rice Frankenstein|
|Bottom tier: Mini peanut butter cupcake, sliced carrots, roasted spiced pumpkin seeds and grapes.|
So, for the tamagoyaki pumpkins, I used this recipe - to which I added some red and yellow food coloring - and before rolling it up, I added a little sprinkle of shredded Colby Jack - just to help it stick and make it a little more orange. I fastened them in their round-ish shapes with leaf picks and added nori details for their faces. They share a space with some boiled hot dog mums.
Frankenstein is made of edamame rice - I don't have a mortar and pestle here in Okinawa (though as with most of my kitchen gadgets, I do have a nice one in storage in the states!) so I added a little bit of the water I cooked the beans in and blended them up them in my Magic Bullet before I combined them with the rice. All of Frank's details are nori, and his neck bolts are a couple of little slices of boiled hot dog.