three lil’ bears bento

21 03 2011

i’m baaaaack!  no promises for daily posting, but i feel refreshed and ready to get back on the proverbial bento horse.

tomorrow’s lunch was relatively quick and easy — leftover fried rice from m noodle shop, three mozzarella ball bears with almond ears, cheese muzzles, nori noses and eyes, and ketchup cheeks, some steamed broccolini, a steamed carrot flower, a pretty mini-pepper and another israeli vine tomato.

this sturdy and slender box was a holiday gift from my parents, and is still available on bento & co.  if you’re in the mood for bento shopping, though, why not head over to ebay and run a search for “bento4japan?  the same box (in turquoise) is among the many lovely items being auctioned to raise funds to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami… if you want to help the cause, bid early and bid often!

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25 responses

21 03 2011
Megg

Tooo cute! I never thought of using mozzarella balls for bento.. but I love the idea! Awesome alternative to quail eggs!

21 03 2011
gamene

thanks megg! yeah, sometimes i get sick of quail eggs… i actually got the idea from some of the japanese bento blogs, they were using hanpen (fish cake balls) that looked so similar to me that i thought they *were* mozz balls!

21 03 2011
Debra

You’re so clever! Mozza bears! I know you were not gone, but I’m glad you’re back. :P

21 03 2011
gamene

awww thanks debra. i have to say, even though the events in japan are truly a tragedy, the way this community has pulled together has really inspired me to get back to this healthy and creative hobby. my applause to you and the other ladies who put together the fundraiser (and in doing so helped me get my bento spirit back)!

21 03 2011
sheri

I love mozza balls! What cuties :)
So glad to see you back with bento, and with things settling down in your exciting new life! Appreciate your participation in Bento4Japan as well! We’ve been so successful that it’s given me new respect for the generous and kind bento community. Just a little from a lot of folks really does add up to a lot.

21 03 2011
gamene

thanks sheri! i agree, i have always thought this community was so kind and open-hearted, but this has just taken it to another level. such an honor to participate!

22 03 2011
tatabonita

So glad you’re back :D. And I’m even happier that you’re back with cuter bento creations :D

22 03 2011
gamene

thanks ta! nice to “see” you too, it’s been so long, missed my pals! hope all is well with you :-D

22 03 2011
karaimame

Mozza-bears ^^! My girls would love them !
Yep, I agree with Sheri up there… thank you for your support and participation in Bento4Japan… it has been an amazing experience.
Ah! And glad to see you back ;)

22 03 2011
gamene

thanks so much lilian! the bears were easy, hope you give it a try for your girls. and my pleasure to participate in bento4japan — you ladies have done an amazing job, with the raffle too!

22 03 2011
mils

yay you’re back!! And I see you’ve not lost any of your touch – looks amazing as usual! And that mozz balls idea is going straight on my next caprese…mmm

22 03 2011
gamene

thanks mils… and YUM, this would be great with caprese! i just got cute ideas for using basil leaves like hats/hair, etc.!

22 03 2011
Lia Chen

Welcome back Megan! Great to see your cute bento again. Always excellent with the details :)

22 03 2011
gamene

thanks lia! so glad you like it and don’t think i forgot how to make nice bento ;-)

22 03 2011
Bentobird/Jenn

Truly sweet bento bears, really love the mozz ball as a perfect canvas for this kawaii creation! Happy Tuesday :D

22 03 2011
gamene

happy tuesday to you too jenn! thanks for your sweet comment :-)

22 03 2011
Bentobird/Jenn

Oh my, just now saw your link to my Bento4Japan items in this post, thanks a bunch!!

22 03 2011
gamene

of course, of course! such a lovely set you put together, and i just had to link since i was using the same box!

23 03 2011
Natakiya

Oh wow! The mozzarella balls are ingenious! They make very cute bears. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us, it helps to brighten up the day :)

23 03 2011
gamene

thanks natakiya, i love sharing my ideas, plus i think nothing i do is really that original, i am so inspired by all the other bento blogs i read!

23 03 2011
murrayziggy

Gee – you must have great parents, to get you such creative gifts. ;-)

23 03 2011
gamene

haha, thanks again mom!

30 03 2011
budafist

Little mozzarella bears. I think I love you.

30 03 2011
gamene

thanks genie! <3

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