hehe I made bento for my brother today! Inspired by annathered's website where she makes all sorts of yummy and totally cute looking bento boxes. This bento took a few hours to make but I think the end result was worth it. Pretty cute! Thanks for taking a look!
Happy Easter Minna! Once again my parents left me for Vegas (to ref at the qualifier) so I'm stuck back here alone. This means my Uncle and I go out to eat and once again we're going to my favorite place Matsuya. It's a very very long drive, but so worth it. Best sushi and most authentic menu I've ever seen! But even with all that I've been looking at bento blogs and all that recently so I decided I was going to make an Easter Bento. I found some really cute ideas and had to do it! Both the little chickie and the bunny ideas came from Anna the Red, she's so creative! Anyway this bento contains:
107 1/2 cup Rice (Green) 18 Kamaboko Bunny 1 Lettuce Divider 30 Chipotle Chicken Flower 40 Mandarin Orange 2 Small Strawberry 52 Inari (Nest Under Chickie) 39 1/2 Hard Boiled Egg 6 Mini Sweet Pepper 1 Carrot Butterfly
Contains: 2 round salmon filled rice balls (shaped like kitties w/out tails... forgot the tails), 1 boiled egg/halved (yolk was removed and mixed with mayo, a tiny bit of mustard seasoning, parsley and replaced back into the egg. topped with ham hearts) boiled asperagus, Salmon slice (salted), and 2 cherry tomatoes (with homemade flag pick)
OKAY so I happened to be looking at ~RiYuPai's bento here: [link] and read the contents and found out there is a manga about BENTO!!! its called "Hatsukoi no Lunchbox" and i went to look it up and read it. It is such a cute manga and I HIGHLY suggest any bento maker to read this series! It even has how-to recipes at the end of each chapter! It not only tells you a story but shows you how to make certain bento items, tips and tricks, and recipes! It is very inspiring and creative! XD I had to print out all the recipes. I was basically following the bento from the first chapter but instead of baseball i decided i wanted lil kitties! Unfortunately i forgot to make the lil tails but oh well. I made it slightly different so that it wouldn't exactly match the one from the manga! Please check it out and read "Hatsukoi no Lunchbox"! well worth it!