06 January 2008

Bento Accompaniments

The pleasure I get from sorting through all these wee treasures and choosing the right colour combination or theme, is embarrassingly huge. I'm glad my kid seems to appreciate all of this almost as much as I do.

Happy Wee Containers ...
I use the little fish for soy sauce. I put ketchup in the monkey container. And I use the taller containers for raisins and other small bit treats that will fit through the dispensing hole.

Little Skewers for Wee Fingers ...
These tiny little creatures brighten up cheese and pineapple cubes. They also work to spear a row of edamame [soy beans], a favourite of mine and Spud's.

You Gotta Keep 'em Separated ...
Some adorable little sheets that add a lot of charm while keeping the red pepper from staining your hard boiled egg.

Don't Stand So Close to Me ...
Like the bento dividers, these mini containers also help prevent unwanted mingling of flavours. I also like to put little treats in these guys, such as a simple trail mix [cashews/dried cranberries/pumpkin seeds/mini m&m's]. Messy fruit pieces that might juice up the bento can also be contained in these little gems. The paper cups are coated on the inside.

New Skewers
Anything on a Skewer
Bentolicious I
Bentolicious II
Bentolicious III


Janice McAuley said...

I officially want YOU to pack my lunches!! And to think I spent my childhood eating sandwiches that had been mutilated by the accompanying apple in the bag by the time lunch came around - I think that's why I have an aversion to sandwiches to this day...

Jackie said...

Your so funny. I would LOVE to make you a bento. Bunny or Monkey themed?
; )
I, too, have memories of mutilated lunches. The art in bento is cramming in enough to keep it all in place but not too much so it also becomes mutilated. I'm still figuring it all out ... but having a good time doing it.

Try it! If you browse the photos on flickr you'll find samples of all kinds, including for big kids like us.

Thanks for the note.
: )

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