Monday, April 19, 2010

Bowties with Meat Sauce Bento

Today I fell back on another standard: pasta with meat sauce. This time I used miniature bowties, which I boiled in water I used for cooking beets. I was hoping it might turn the pasta red, but the best I could get is reddish-brown. As a result, it kind of blends in with the meat sauce. Oh well! I topped with a piece of steamed broccoli "tree" and a bright orange kumquat to add some color.

We have lots of ripe blackberries so I sliced some up to flavor the cottage cheese and topped with crushed walnuts and wheat germ. In the third section I tossed some edamame along with a skewer of purple and yellow carrots. Is it a happy meal? I think so :)

10 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! I love the cute carrot skewer! :) I wish Paige and Sean would eat kumquats, they are so perfect for bento!

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  2. eeek, the carrot faces and brocco-tree are so cute! the beet is a great idea for pasta, i think the color it produced is lovely and that "matching" the pasta (they are different enough that to me they match, not blend) is very stylish!

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  3. Thanks Susan! My girl won't either, but I'm thinking about trying to trick her again soon. I just got a whole bag of 'em, heh.

    Thanks megan! Oh, yeah, beet noodles look so cool! So kind of you to put a positive spin on my "brown" meal, hehe!

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  4. Purple and yellow carrots skewer are very contrast with the edamame! And I like how the pasta color turned out ... is blending perfectly with your meat sauce (IMHO). I wish somebody will invent the seedless kumquat so my boy will eat it voluntary :)

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  5. Yummy bowties! You right Sheri, that bright orange kumquat does merry up the box by killing the dominant brown-green-white colors :D

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  6. This is definitely a happy bento! I especially like the cute little happy tree! If I get this bento, it sure will brightened up my day with so many happy faces smiling at me :)

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  7. Yep, a very happy meal indeed! The berry-cottage cheese section looks so esp yummy, and I love your smiling carrot-sakura skewer--adorable!

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  8. It looks like a super happy meal! I love the little tree!

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  9. Thanks a lot Lia! Kumquats are a hard sell. And with all the seeds and the skin, hardly any flesh there at all anyway!

    Thanks tatabonita! Always add a bit of color to make the bento look better instantly :)

    Thanks a lot KidsDreamWork!

    Thanks Asfora!

    Many thanks bentobird :D

    Thanks bunches, Jenn!

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