tomorrow’s lunch has a musubi (yes, another musubi!), this time with brown rice and wasabi-mayo salmon filling. the box is lined in cabbage, and in the bottom right-hand corner is a piece of the garlic-pepper salmon we had for dinner tonight (pan seared and then finished in the oven). the “space fillers” in this bento are snow peas, grape tomatoes, a few cherries and raspberries, baby carrots, and a piece of steamed broccoli.
you may have noticed my musubi is decorated with another of my new pre-cut nori shapes — i love these! i added a few hearts made with a different punch, just to fill up the rest of the musubi’s surface.
for a cute touch, i added two chicks made of tamogayki slices. these are super easy to do — just use the non-cut side of the tamagoyaki slices (so that the swirl made by the filling doesn’t distract from the chicks’ faces), stick a pick in the top of their head to approximate the cocks’-combs, and add features of your choice (i did nori eyes and carrot beaks made from two different sized triangles each).
i definitely didn’t make this idea up, but i can’t remember where i saw it. so, hey bentoists out there — if you’re reading this and want to be credited for this idea, please let me know! i’m happy to update this post to link to your fantastic work! UPDATE: i found it! i have been a fan of lucky sundae’s blog for a while, and i saw this entry months ago. but then today i noticed it’s also on the cover her upcoming yum yum bento box book with pikko, and seeing the cover triggered my memory. so thanks for the inspiration, lucky sundae!
here’s a close-up of the chicks’ faces:
the beak on the left one is a little bit jacked up, but maybe he’s just mid-tweet… yeah, that’s the ticket.
anyway, most of the CSS-related funny business i alluded to yesterday has been resolved, thanks to my awesome, life-saving, technology guru friend. thanks vivi!
you may have already noticed my sweet new foodbuzz and j-list banners, and now i’ve also put together an amazon store filled with bento goodies hand-picked by me (some based on having used and loved, others based on still wanting — hint hint, boyfriend, if you are reading)… anyway, if you’re in the mood to feed your bento addiction, check out some of my selections!