Sunday, June 28, 2015

Bento (174) - Quail Egg Tulip Bento

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!

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