spring horsies bento

19 04 2011

tomorrow’s lunch has some curry rice with two hanpen horses, plus steamed broccoli, a tomato, steamed brussels sprout halves, and some juicy pieces of mochiko chicken.  i made a batch using a combination of both sheri and debra‘s helpful recipes; mine came out looking a little bit different (the batter consistency was so close to pancake batter that the outside of some of the pieces actually look like pancakes), but it was absolutely delicious.

my horsies have manes made from egg sheet that i had leftover from last night’s rilakkuma creation.  i cut a slit in the hanpen and inserted the base of the fringed egg sheet strip so that the mane looks like it’s “growing.”  cilantro sprig harnesses are a cool idea i borrowed from lucky sundae, and i put my own spin on akinoichigo’s saddle idea by using soy paper in which i hand cut little hearts.

have you bid on the awesome play bento set or the beautiful crane earrings, both auctions to benefit the japan relief effort?

and — i posted my lunch in “what’s for lunch wednesday,” did you?


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16 responses

19 04 2011
Lina

What a great bento! … I would not let my boys see this, they would definitely ask me to make one and I doubt if I can make it.

20 04 2011
gamene

lina i am sure you can do this one too! the horses were just made with a little cookie cutter, and you could add whatever details you want — or none at all!

19 04 2011
sheri

Aw, cute harness idea! New horse cutter?
Pancake chicken actually sounds really good…😀

20 04 2011
gamene

thanks sheri! yup, the horse cutter is stadler brand, i ended up ordering from rakuten when i couldn’t find a US source. this german brand is so sharp and they make the cutest mini-designs!

20 04 2011
Ohayo Bento

Those horses are adorable! I can’t believe you actually inserted the mane into the hanpen, wow! You never cease to amaze me!🙂

20 04 2011
gamene

thanks heather! the insertion process was easy, just used my trusty little tweezers! i thought about placing the main underneath (but the hanpen is so thick it obscured the mane entirely), or on top (but it wouldn’t stick and kept falling over) — but this worked out best.

20 04 2011
Bentobird/Jenn

a pure delight!! so joyful and full of special details…the spring horsies are amazing and I love the bright primary colors. wonderful, megan :D!

20 04 2011
gamene

thanks jenn! horses have been one of my favorite animals since i was a little girl, so this one was special to me🙂

20 04 2011
Yuli Saputra

I like your horse, they are so adorable and your bento so colorful too.🙂

20 04 2011
gamene

thank you yuli! i just this morning found your blog through “what’s for lunch wednesday,” i love your polar bear and your other bento creations!

20 04 2011
Tina

Those are really adorable! I’ve been looking for horse ideas for Derby week. (We have a big festival here surrounding the KY Derby horse race.)

20 04 2011
gamene

thanks so much tina, glad you like my horses. would love to see your derby bento!

20 04 2011
Emily Ng

the horsies are so cute and pretty with those little hearts.🙂

20 04 2011
gamene

thanks emily! i had to try twice to get the hearts the way i wanted them, tiny and cute🙂

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