It's bento day today!! K requested broccoli, asparagus, carrots, fried fish, an onigiri and apples, so that's what he got. I asked him what kind of onigiri he wanted, as in what shape, but he said he didn't know. Since K was a baby, I have often called him, "bear." He used to just snuggle up so close in my arms and it just seemed fitting. To honor my little nickname for him, I thought a bear onigiri would be cute. I also used bear cookie cutters for the carrots to add a bit more cuteness. I loved how the onigiri turned out - I think it's adorable, but I didn't like the space between the bear and the carrots at the bottom.
So, I remedied it with a little bear paw. I think this is one of my favorite bentos for K. I was a bit unsure of how he would react. He generally likes his trains, cars, rockets, etc. and while he likes his stuffed animals, they aren't his go-to toys. I showed it to him and he said, "Mama! It's so cute!! I want to show it to sensei (his teacher)." I was so happy!! Maybe he is still little enough that I can work out a few more cute bentos...
Y's bento was so plain - rice, Japanese-style omelet, fried fish, carrots and burdock root, komatsuna (like spinach) and tofu.
But!! Just as I was wrapping it up, I figured since I had a few carrot bears left over from K's lunch, I would sneak in a few of those little guys. Hehe. Y called me during lunch and said the bento was delicious. He also commented on the bears. I asked if he was embarrassed, but he said he wasn't. Yay for cute bentos!!
This is not really related to today's bento, but I got these little food picks for K's bentos that have little sphere heads/faces on the ends of them. I thought they could be cute to stick in cars or trains so it looks like people are actually riding in them. I used one the other night for K's dinner and he loved it. After putting K and T to sleep, I watched a really old episode of Breaking Bad - if you watch the show, it was the episode where the dude's head is stuck to the turtle. Then I washed up the dishes. I started the garbage disposal when all of a sudden a tiny head popped out of the sink. It scared the bejesuses out of me!! The timing could not have been better. Guess I have to be a bit more careful about not letting things get into the disposal. RIP little food pick.