I like this snowman more than I liked the one I made a month ago. Isn't he kawaii? A insisted that she have hot dogs spelling out her name, the way I did with "SNOW" last time. Unfortunately her name is a little too long to have fit them in there in a cuter way, and the bits with hearts on them (which she also insisted on) had to go underneath. The alpha-dogs are resting on top of a half of a mikon and three lightly steamed broccoli florets.
Here is her onigiri! He's adorned with nori details, bone picks, and a scrap of deli ham for his scarf. His earmuffs are made of nori and M&Ms - which I fastened to his head with a bit of dry spaghetti. His head is propped up on a couple of baby carrots.
A completely loved this lunch - I think she was so elated to get back to her school day routine and have a bento again (I didn't make enough during the winter break because we didn't really go out anywhere - Okinawa has been having a colder winter this year than we expected) that she could hardly contain herself, to be honest. She ate all of it (! - seemed like a ton of food to me!) and raved about it afterwards. I loved it too, to be honest. It was fun to be back in my kitchen playing with all my cool gadgets!