tomorrow’s lunch has two HKs wearing bunny costumes. a sweet bento pal sent me the hats and bows pick set over the summer, and after seeing a few great HK bentos by sheri where she used these bows, i’ve been saving them up for my interpretation of our favorite sanrio kitty friend! the faces are made from cheese, nori, sesame seeds, and yellow soy paper, and the bunny costumes are made from pink egg sheet. i used lia’s fab tutorial for making the egg sheet — straining is the key to a smooth texture!
the rest of my lunch consists of several nice-sized pieces of the battered cod we made for saturday night dinner (after a trip to a local fish market), steamed broccoli, a few steamed purple potato slices, and the usual mini-pepper and vine tomato. there is a small container of tartar sauce for the fish that isn’t pictured here.
the bento4japan auctions are still going strong — we have raised more than $2000 since we started! new items are still being added regularly, including generous donations from our favorite online bento vendors… like this adorable shinzi katoh snack-sized box from kir devries! such a sweet design from a well-known japanese zakka artist… if you don’t bid on it, i just might, haha!
also, just bento’s maki recently posted about the flow of information regarding the japanese disaster, the importance of responding rationally, and ways to help. this is a great (and important) read, so please check that out too.