twin mice bento

7 01 2010

my bento for tomorrow’s lunch actually came together pretty quickly and easily… the stars of this round box are obviously the twin mice, made from vegetarian hot dogs (hot dog slices for ears, cheese and toothpick nose, sesame seed eyes), peeking out from behind two takuwan-and-edamame flowers.  one-and-a-half veggie croquettes are sliced and placed to the left, with some edamame skewers and some (non-roasted, tonight) grape tomatoes.  the mice are sitting on a bed of sprouts and lettuce.

in the fruit section of the box we have slices of cucumber (not really a fruit, but so mild in flavor that i think it goes well enough), segments of one of those itty bitty (satsuma?) oranges, some blueberries, and a nice strawberry.

i should note that, other than the fruit and veg i already had in my fridge, everything in this bento (croquette, soy dogs, and edamame) came from my freezer “stash” — that’s why it came together with so much less effort.  with stash items, you likely have techniques or characters you’ve been meaning to use, and you aren’t constrained by the food’s original purpose (which i often find to be the case with leftovers from dinner, for example, tonight i had fish tacos and i ate them all because i’m a piggy, but if i had one left, it would have taken up half the box and determined everything else that could go in).

another note — while putting the bento itself together took me only 20min or so, i’ve been having serious flickr/picnik problems lately… it’s taking FOREVER for pictures to load up to the editing platform, or for the “save” to process once i’ve made my edits.  so frustrating!  anyone else having problems?

in happier news, has everyone checked out pikko’s new site bento central?  i think this will prove an excellent resource for sharing tips and ideas… many thanks to pikko for generously hosting!


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9 responses

8 01 2010
sheri

Haha! I always end up using leftovers from dinner because I’m too lazy to have prepared a freezer stash! I do wish I had one, since it appears to be quite a timesaver. Oh well.
You mean picnik is slow right? Not flickr? I’ve always had to wait forEVER for picnik…flickr is slow, but not nearly as bad.

8 01 2010
gamene

yeah, picnik, but the version you use through flickr. it’s really p!ssing me off!!! sigh. i’m hoping it’s a temporary thing with my internet, or something.

8 01 2010
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8 01 2010
Lia Chen

Ahh finally I can catch up with all your bento🙂 Kawaii!!
Flickr is okay but Picnic always have a problem with slow/unstable internet speed. So it’s not just you Megan, I have that problem too sometimes.

8 01 2010
gamene

thanks lia! i’m sorry you’re having problems too… picnik needs to get their act together!

8 01 2010
Lil'chan

Aw, those mice are cute ^-^
Hm, I don’t have a real stock in my refrigerator. It’s more, that I have all my leftovers in there😉

10 01 2010
bentobird

Love the sweet mice! The edamame flowers look like beautiful jewels…

20 06 2011
AikoVenus

Oh my goodness I love it ~ I always get excited seeing vegetarian kyaraben.

2 07 2012
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