Left teir: Nishiki rice (underneath) with Immatation crab meat, Scrambled egg, and Soboro beef.
Right Teir: baked asperagus, Baked cherry tomatoes with garlic, basil, olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper; Lemon wedges (yes it is lemon, not lime... I picked them before they yellowed), apple bunny, cheese wedge and dark chocolate piece.
This was actually made soon after the last bento but i just forgot i had this picture. I was on a big Soboro kick which is very tasty! however the immitation crab REALLY put me off from eating everything... i do not like fake crab!? i can't believe it tasted bad! i ended up tossing the rest.
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!
Top (left to right) Home-made Japanese cheese cake, (Cut into little hearts, sprinkled with powdered sugar and decorated with strawberry slices.) Colorful sugar star candies, and bright red large strawberries.
Bottom Three Home-made pink mochi. (mochi is flavored with almond and stuffed with strawberries)
Since I have Veteran's day off tomorrow I wouldn't get to make a bento meal so I decided to compromise and turn the bento snack that I usually make today and make it into more of a bento meal. I've put a few things in that I haven't tried before and some old favorites that I haven't had in a while. This bento contains:
Top Layer: 2 Onigiri: Shisho (left) and Ebi (right) Furikake Leeche Jelly with Little Spoon Bunny Container with Ketchup Bottle with Wasabi Shoyu
Bottom Layer: Apple Bunny 3 Fried Shrimp Pice of Nama Chikuwa (fish cake) Cut in Half and Stuffed With Cucumber Strips Blueberries Sprinkled with Sugar Green Tea Mochi
I got a few bento accessories and things that I haven't been able to try out yet so I decided to pick a couple. I got the mini onigiri mold in Kansas, but the picks and divider are from the lovely ~! Anyway this bento contains:
Mini Onigiri! Pickled Ginger Rose Avocado Piece with Cookie Pick Teriyaki Turkey Patties Broccoli Turnip Heart with Candy Pick Cucumber Asparagus Carrot Shiitake Mushroom Grape Tomato
My contest entry for Bento&co's pasta contest panko fried mouse meat ball with hot dog ears and tail baby chick mozzarella balls on spaghetti nest cooked carrot flowers and mushrooms aaannnd cantaloupe and raspberries
I wish the photo came out better =n= and the cheese eyes were like melting off the mozzarella balls that was weird.... edit: tried to make the picture less yellow