Inspired by all of the WAY adorable Reindeer onigiri I've been spotting in the blogosphere, and also a tad big inspired by my snazzy new rice cooker and it's cool timer feature (which allows me to set it and forget it and wake up to a fresh batch of rice! Mmmm!), I whipped up a brown rice Rudolph lunch for A today.
My Rudolph doesn't hold a candle to some of the amazing works of art I've been seeing, but I think he turned out alright anyway. I realized today (too late) that I don't have one of those cool bear shaped onigiri molds. I really should invest in one! I think the heart turned out alright, though, with some strategically placed nori, bone picks, and a red M&M. ;)
Rudolph is accompanied by carrot sticks, a mikan, some edamame, a boiled hot dog and a strawberry jelly. One more bento this week and A will be off school for the holiday!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
A's lunch today was a hodge podge - seems those are my favorite style since I make them most often! She enjoyed it though, and I was happy to be able to include so much fresh produce - I made it to the commissary on time!
|Marshmall-snow man, pink chocolate star, apples, mikan, and pineapple jelly|
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Anyways, last week my husband had Friday off and with all the commotion, I didn't get A up for school. So I made her bento for her to eat at home for lunch. She had a meatball santa onigiri with a strawberry/mini-marshmallow hat, steamed broccoli and a reindeer marshmallow Peep. Santa's details are nori and ketchup. It's fortunate that she wound up eating this lunch at home because the lid wouldn't fit over Santa's hat. I went a little bit overboard, apparently.
|Santa and his elf onigiri|