Thursday, January 14, 2010

Keroppi Rollups Toddler Bento


Keroppi Rollups Toddler Bento, originally uploaded by sherimiya ♥.
It's Keroppi! If you follow my tweets, you'll know that I was so excited to find this vintage Keroppi bento box in a second hand store I was browsing through in Hawaii recently. I was such a big fan of Keroppi as a schoolgirl, which does date me I suppose. Anyone else with me on this?

Anyway, it's such a tiny box...it's really kind of impractical. So, I decided its inaugural use would be as a snack for my toddler. After I made the rollups, though, I realized it was a pretty hefty meal after all. I used a fried egg and rolled with ham, spinach, and grated cheddar cheese, which promptly melted nicely on the hot egg and ham. I added a couple of grape tomatoes for color, which she loves, and in the tiny divided section I put 3 kumquats and some kiwi flowers.

Well, she took one bite of the kumquat and politely handed it back to me. It wouldn't be the first time I was the recipient of half-masticated foodstuffs. Such is the job of the mom, right?

Next time I think I'll slice them up thin and mix them in with pineapple or something else intensely sweet. Ha! I'll figure something out. ^_^

20 comments:

  1. Sheri, your tiny little bento box looks so powerful!! I always admire your bento for freshness and idea ... cute Keroppi box, finally can see the picture (^.^)
    I pass you an award, please pick it up here.

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  2. Cute, cute, cute keroppi box and bento! LOL, at least she was polite about returning the kumquat! Sean would have spat them out in my hand. :D

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  3. Ha ha, thanks Lia! I love this box so so much! It's so silly 'cuz my girl doesn't care for him at all :)
    Oh, thank you so much for the award, I am so pleased about it!!

    Hi Susan, thanks! Yeah, she just handed it over..in fact I think she was a little sad since she usually loves oranges so much and she was probably surprised this one was so tart :)

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  4. So cute! *hands half a kumquats to you* Love the visual.

    This vintage keroppi was a good find, looking at the graphics takes me bake to that era.

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  5. Share a kumquat with the one you love.:)

    Yay! I got one to admit to remembering the Keroppi days with me .... !

    Thanks Debra!

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  6. kerropi is my fav too. only u would make a simple roll up so colourful. i'm not sure whether i've tried a kamquat though. yes i am familiar with half eaten foods!

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  7. Hi javapot,
    Keroppi is so cute. You would think such a cute little orange would be sweet, but it's kind of sour, sadly. I guess many folks around kids will have experience with those rejected foods!

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  8. Love the combination used in your roll ups. I've never had a kumquat but they sound interesting :) Well it's more fun to say then anything lol

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  9. I can understand why you love Keroppi! It is so cute! I am happy that you found this box ;)
    And you filled it nicely. Those egg rolls are a great idea ^-^

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  10. I know, you already got the 101 Award, but I want to let you know, that you are also tagged by me ;D
    http://bento-lunch-blog.blogspot.com/2010/01/happy-101-award-tagged-d.html

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  11. Another adorable bento from Sheri :D. I'm a huge fan of Keroppi too. Btw, I pass you an award at my blog. Don't forget to pick it up Sheri :D. Have a nice day!

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  12. That is such an adorable lunchbox! And how adventurous your kid is to have given the kumquat a shot- I don't think I would have touched it as a kid.

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  13. Oh wow...that's such a cute bento box! Your kids are so lucky to have a bento made for them all the time:D I remember when I was studying in Japan, my host mother use to make me a bento everyday:] I'm so glad I came across your blog and saw these awesome pictures of your work, love it!

    www.ihearthellokitty.com

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  14. Thanks Angi! You're right about the kumquat, hehe!

    Hi Lil'chan, thank you !!

    Hi Token, thank you very much for the award, I do appreciate it!!

    Tatabonita, Thank you for the wonderful award, it's soo sweet of you!

    the coffeesnob, Thank you so much! About the kumquat, I might have tried it, but after I tasted it I probably would never have tried it again :)

    ihearthellokitty, hello!! You are sooo sweet to say those nice things, I am so happy to hear it :) That's cool that your host mother made you bento! Wow! Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  15. Ahh! I have the same little box! And one with Hello Kitty and another with Badtz Maru. I've had them for-e-ver!!! I was using them with a rubber band around them for snacks long before I'd even heard of a bento, LOL, before kids, when I used to make what was essentially a bento lunch (though I didn't know it at the time) for myself when I lived in Vermont. I occasionally use them for toddler snacks/lunches too, but I hesitate because the tops do require a band to stay on as they're very loose.

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  16. omg!!
    Really? I assumed it was realllllly old, since Keroppi was big when I was in school! I love Badtz-Maru too. I never even knew there were bento boxes back them, or I would have done the same. Yeah, this is definitely a stay-at-home bento; not tightsafe for traveling.
    That's such a cute story, thanks for sharing veganf!
    Feel kinship with you now :D

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  17. haha, me too, it's a supercute one!

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  18. Pochacco was always my favorite, but Keroppi was a close 2nd.

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