Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Bento (165) - Alien Sheep-Cakes
I didn't even intend to make a bento this morning. Then I realized I had brown rice . . . and two quail eggs . . . and ten minutes . . . and I thought to myself I can do this in ten minutes! I'll be honest -- it took fifteen. :P But if you're wondering why the horns are a little sloppy and there are no mouths on my fluffy brown rice sheep . . . now you know the sad sad truth. The sheep-cakes are brown rice with a quail egg pressed in the center. (I soak the quail eggs in soy sauce to make them brown.) The horns are cheese (hand carved in a hurry) and the eyes are punches of nori. Yes, I do have the little smiley face hole punchers. :P In retrospect, I probably should have gone with simple circles to keep them from looking like little aliens, but what the hey! Upper right is a Del Monte fruit cup deposited directly from the can into my bento. The pink is a mini-cupcake holder with an umiboshi (pickled plum) in the center. Bottom right is the last of the leftover sweet simmered mushrooms topped with carrot stars. I ended up using the mushrooms to flavor the brown rice . . . so it turns out I didn't even need the piggie holder filled with soy sauce.