holiday chef bento

17 12 2009

had soup for dinner tonight, and since i don’t have a mr. (or ms.) bento that seals tightly enough to bring that to work, i used some of my trusty, reliable trader joe’s mini-pizzas for tomorrow’s lunch.

lots of props again tonight.  and i FINALLY remembered to bring home the massive econo-pack of batteries i got on sale at CVS, so i was able to replace the almost-dead batteries in my flash (i use an SB-600)… i think the difference is noticeable, much less need for light editing in picnik.

anywho, back to the food.  three little pizzas, and the top one has some pepper jack (painted with green food coloring) and pom seeds for a “holly” garnish.  my holiday chef is tossing the pizzas (get it?!), and he’s made out of mozzarella and cheddar with nori facial features.  grape tomatoes and baby carrots with my mesclun greens and one romaine leaf (will bring a small container of dressing with me to eat all the veg together as a salad), with pom seeds and kumquat slices in a food cup and two godiva truffles (present from the boyfriend) for dessert.  doily, chenille ribbon, and cool pencil chopsticks from moma for props.

chanukah is almost over, but there’s still that exciting pre-christmas mood at my office!



8 responses

18 12 2009
Lia Chen

YeAH!! Love to see this cute bento of yours Megan. So many cute details … the chef, the “holly” garnish, the fan and even your pencil chopsticks. Love the pastel background too d(^.^)b

18 12 2009
Susan Yuen

Wow, what a great bento! I love your blog and your holiday chef is too cute! 😀

18 12 2009

Great picture, the lighthing is good! (Note: Must buy better flash for myself next year) The chef looks so cute. I directly saw waht he was doing with the pizza;)

18 12 2009

Ok, I’m still swooning after seeing this on flickr! That little chef cracks me up. He’s gesturing “hurray” or “look at me” or “SUPERSTAAH”!

18 12 2009

thanks to you all, lia, susan, amaaris and hapa bento!

18 12 2009

This looks so cute! The chef is really well done! Could never do so 😉 The sliced kumquats look like tiny orange slices 😉 And your decoration is perfect!

8 01 2010

hey lil’chan, sorry i missed this comment so long ago, don’t know what happened to me!! thanks for your sweet words, so glad you enjoyed this bento!

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