Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Jack-O-Lantern Sushi Bento

Today's TinySprite bento is no-cook: turkey dog "sushi" with black Forbidden (mixed with white) rice. I made the little jack-o-lantern faces from nori, and the most time-consuming part was cutting the smiles. I first cut a regular smile shape, then cut the three teeth afterwards. The stems are bits of peapods. There are also carrots, strawberries, Okinawan sweet potato, blackberries, raspberries and grapes. Are you getting tired of the jacks yet? Or are you asking yourself whether I can possibly keep it up for another 3 and a half weeks? Good question. I'm betting I will have to start recycling ideas pretty soon. ^_^

18 comments:

  1. That's fun, love the Jacks Sushi.

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  2. Oh so cute!! I'll keep visiting your blog for some Halloween's idea ^__^ Thanks!

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  3. http://www.bentoblognetwork.com/ has a new bento link-up on Fridays, and this week's theme is Smiley face! You should submit this!

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  4. Nope, definitely not tired of Jacks! These are awesome! My forbidden rice has fallen to the back of the cabinet, lol. I need to get it out, it looks delicious.

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  5. Thanks for the tip Ludicrous Mama :)
    Thanks a lot lil'tummyYummies!
    Aw, so supportive Heather! Black rice is the best for this season. I have to stock up now!

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  6. I couldn't make a comment yesterday, I don't know why. I love love love this Sheri! Jack-O-Lantern never been so cute and yummy :)

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  7. Haha; thanks Lia! First thing she said after school was "Can I have this again?"

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  8. LOVE it! How do you get the nori not to curl? I always have problems with it curling up, especially when I cut small features.

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  9. Thanks Diana :)
    Daisy Petal Designs: As long as the surface of the food is a bit moist, the nori should adhere very well. Hot dogs, cheese, eggs, all work well as subjects. Otherwise, you can use a bit of adhesive such as oil, mayo, or melted cheese. Hope that helps.

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  10. That's adorable! Would you like to come over and link up your post to my new link party featuring lunchbox ideas? You can find it here: http://allergyfreecookery.blogspot.com/2011/10/allergy-friendly-lunchbox-love-4-and.html.

    Thanks!
    Lisa @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery

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  11. Sheri ~ Your bento was one of the most-viewed submissions at the Lunchbox Love link party last week, so I'll be featuring it tomorrow. Can't wait to see what you bring for lunch this week!

    Lisa @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery

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  12. Wow, that's cool Lisa! Thanks for telling me! Look forward to the next linkup :D

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