Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Hello Kitty! bento arrived from China yesterday. I had to order two of these because my dog Rufus is giving one to a friend's cat as a gift. I had been uncertain about Kitty's size and thought it might be tiny, but as you see it is pretty big (it's next to my standard size bento box for comparison in the picture above). And the lid or Kitty's face domes up so there's even extra room.
"Hello Kitty" is a strange phenomenon; raging fad from Japan that has lasted for years and finally become a mass production commodity in the U.S. You can now buy Hello Kitty pajamas at Target. What does it mean? The strange little expressionless cat face stares back at us from a mysterious distance.
Kitty has: egg salad, raw veggies, grapes, babybel cheese, a brownie bite, and a slice of raisin toast.
Jan's bento is similar:
but also has salami-cheese rollups and the Ak-Mak crackers he likes, along with some wasabi peas for crunch.
We got an extra 6 inches of snow yesterday and that's no April Fool. I hope winter is almost finished with us; we are getting cranky.