my latest j-list order arrived yesterday, woo hoo! one of the items i’ve been eagerly awaiting is this cute set of animal picks, and tonight i decided to use the giraffe (which the boyfriend insists looks like a cross between a giraffe and a duck). i also got one of the slender bento boxes i’ve been wanting to experiment with. i’m pretty happy with how this turned out!
i have last night’s leftover dinner rice, layered over a bit of black beans, with a gentle giraffe on top. a few fish sausage flowers and parsley leaves decorate the giraffe’s “habitat.” the giraffe was made from a free-hand drawing (referencing some online photos), which i made into a simple template and then cut out of cheese. his spots are made from the orange sheet of that cool colored soy paper i received from a bento pal — those colored sheets sure do come in handy!
in the top section, i have a few clementine wedges, some broccoli, a few fried tofu slices, a pea pod, an asparagus tip, and some japanese pickled cucumber (i love the purple color). my new giraffe pick, spearing a grape tomato, tops this presentation off! oh, and jello for dessert… yum.