Friday, March 6, 2009
Bento of Cute Overload
Jan's bento is as kyoot as I could make it this morning. He has: jalapeno egg salad, tabouli salad made with kashi and soybeans, keftedes, grapes, triscuits and a Babybel cheese, wasabi peas, and a Korean cake/cookie from Madison.
To kyoot it up I added little animal picks in the grapes, a teensy dill pickle on a blue plastic lamb fork, and (my current pride & joy!) little monkey face sauce containers with ketchup and Kewpie mayonnaise for the keftedes. Inside each monkey is a teensy spatula for spreading the sauce! Can you top that??!! (I KNOW Avie can...)
When I started making Jan bento lunches, they were all for the Zojirushi Mr. Bento and my purpose was to keep him from going to the candy machine at work or running out of energy, while also staying within the diabetes nutritional guidelines.
OK I think that is working - but can we also reach his cute threshold? Mr. Bento is very 'masculine' in a way: sleek aluminum, uniform diameter round containers. The crazy merriment that is bento at its best, is hard to work into Mr. Bento. So this week I am on the cute mission. Octo-dogs incoming!!
Here's my own lunch, in the black sheep shopping bento that I adore:
Same stuff but more grapes for the fruit-bat in my soul.