Today's bento was onigiri with three different toppings: sweet simmered mushroom, salted cucumber, and shrimp stolen from a pre-made cocktail platter (MU HA HA!). The shrimp onigiri almost looked like little hearts . . . though the flavor was a bit bland. I will probably add a drop or two of cocktail sauce in the center next time. The cucumber onigiri was a pleasant surprise. Salty and vinegary, crisp and refreshing. Highly recommended. Bottom level was a mandarin orange/dried cherry salad, and a soy bunny on edamame. (Soy bunny is a quail egg soaked in soy sauce and topped with cheese ears and sesame seed eyes).
Since Goose has been showing an aversion to green things, I left the cucumber onigiri out of his bento. Oddly enough, today he ate the onigiri and the mushrooms, but left the fruit, carrot stars, and edamame. O.o I have an odd kid.
My bento was the same as J's, but I tore up a shiso leaf (a Japanese strain of mint) to use as a separator. I'm not sure whether it significantly added to the overall cuteness, but when one of my rice balls crumbled, it made a handy wrapper for the excess rice. :)