Monday, October 12, 2009

Bento (20) - Tic Tac Toe Bento

Onwards and downwards - I made Goose a special Tic-Tac-Toe Bento today. The X's are sweet potatos and the O's are cucumber cut-outs. The grid was made with nori. The main protein is a car-shaped boiled egg (let's hear it for egg molds!) and the salad is blueberry/apple. All in all, I was very pleased with this bento! I hope he actually has time to eat it (as I suspect he may actually play a few games first :P :P :P). I included dumpling sauce in a lion container for his rice and eggs (and possibly potatos and cucumbers . . . if it makes him eat them, I'm all for it!).

The blueberries are a little sour :( :( :( In fact, T. was thinking of using them as a dare at work - so I may let them sit for a day or two and hope they ripen a little more. T.'s bento was intentionally non-cute today (with the exception of the panda sauce holder). He has brown rice topped with edamame, imitation crab and avacado salad, blueberry/apple salad, and a boiled egg cut in half and sprinkled with sesame seeds.

I have no bento today as, for some odd reason, my work actually gives us Columbus Day as a day off. Which gives me time to catch up on some housework, blog posting, etc. And I must say I'm surprised that I'm already on Bento 20. Given the amount of work and the ungodly hours I have to wake up in order to bento, I wasn't sure I would make it this far! Let's hear it for perseverance! (Or obsessions - because there is no way in heck I would wake up at 5:00 a.m. to EXERCISE ::grin::).


  1. You know what would be really cool? If they made egg boiling molds in really out there shapes... So you could open a hole in the mold, crack the egg into it, close the mold, boil it, and then open the major hinge on the mold and get a fully molded airplane! or directional arrow, or car, or space ship, or.....

  2. You should check out the "Dreamland" machine. It lets you make egg yolks into bizarre shapes. I'm sure I'll end up with one sooner or later >.<