It's that time of year again....when Goose has returned to his summer camp and I must dust off all of my bento equipment and remember how to make absolutely adorable lunches. I bought a new bento book yesterday and added it to my library--and realized I should either bento more or stop buying books! LOL. :P
For Goose's first day of camp, I decided to be ambitious and make quail-egg tulip bentos. Given that I was making three (one for Goose, one for myself, and one for J) it meant peeling 10 quail eggs and coloring several of them (for the flowers). My advice--if you are adventurous enough to try making these....give yourself an extra hour and a half for peeling, coloring, and cutting those *$%&^ miniscule eggs. :) :) :)
Tulip leaves are snap peas cut diagonally. Top left is blueberry/grape salad, and bottom left was mini hamburger bites, a piggie container with soy sauce, and carrots cut into flower shapes (which I also boiled for a few minutes and coated lightly in honey....since Goose informed me he doesn't like raw carrots).
J.'s bento was essentially the same thing--but instead of adding hamburger bites for extra protein, I added quail eggs soaked in soy sauce.
My bento was identical to J.'s....just in a different shape box!