Monday, February 13, 2012

TinySprite Snack Sandwich Bento

This was supposed to be a snack bento for TinySprite to keep her busy after school while her brother finished up his homework. It turns out she didn't have a big enough appetite after school to finish this, though. She put away the mini-wiches and the egg, but that was it. I cut a cucumber cup for blackberries, and tossed some grapes, strawberries and carrots into the mix. I also dyed a quail egg in beet juice after forming a heart shape using Anna The Red's method here. It was tricky, seeing as how quail eggs are rather smallish and kind of delicate. If you press too hard you'll crack the egg, which I kind of did as you can see. I added a nori face and some wings, which is my current favorite thing to do ever since I found these cool wing picks. I rarely make cutout sandwiches, because I'm not one to save crusts and odd pieces of bread for croutons or breadcrumbs or whatever it is you're supposed to save all those ends for, and then it's such a waste. But I wanted to use the little mini sandwich cutters that I received from a bentopal (aren't they cute?). I know other charaben makers are asked what they do with their leftover food scraps. After making these little peanut butter and jam cuties, I was suddenly approached by the resident scrap disposal, who often makes an appearance when he hears exclamations coming from the kitchen, such as "Oh no!", "Oops!", and "Crap!" (or variations thereupon). How can I refuse a face like this?

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  1. I will be gladly helping TS to finish this snack sandwich bento, Sheri...

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  2. So cute!! Kidlet is my resident scrap disposal too hehe :) He always likes eating little bits of things that are leftover

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  3. I love the idea of flying pink heart in this bento! Cute heh ... (^.^)
    How is TS doing? Is she getting use with her cast? Not in a bad mood or something like that right? Because I knew she's pretty active. Glad that you found the wing picks, cool ... they are transparent :)

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    1. Flying hearts <3!
      TS is doing well with her cast; we had a checkup yesterday and things are healing properly with no pain. She can remove her sling and start exercising her arm more now (but no bike riding or horseback riding!)
      Thanks Lia!

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  4. Really cute snack bento, your famer's market fruit always looks so mouth watering...the fruit here in Finland is sad sad sad! But I can almost remember perfectly sweet & juicy fruit by your photos! And same here with our pooch, when she sees the 10 month old going in the high chair she knows soup's on...or whatever else hits the floor! (They do whatever they can to assist us right!) LOL

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    1. Instead of fruit in Finland's winter I look forward to seeing all the beautiful baked goods and sweets your country is famous for! Those doggies know where the goods come from, don't they?
      Thanks berrygirl!

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  5. Super cute and colorful bento, I love it :)

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  6. Lovely sweet bento and what an adorable doggie! I would be feeding him scraps all day with a face and expression (such pathos!) like that :)

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    1. Jenn, he gets fed quite a bit too often, I think... he has got that "I'm sooo hungry" look down pat!

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  7. Ooh - I love the idea of a fresh and edible cup! I need to try that for my bento next time. ^^ Oh and such a cute little doggy!

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    1. I think I can manage the cucumber cup pretty well now; I'll have to post a picture of it. You can do one yourself quite easily too, I'm sure! Thanks AikoVenus!

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  8. always love Hello Kitty at our house too! :)
    love all the colors and picks.

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    1. Hello Kitty is always in season!
      Thanks Keeley :D

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  9. Oooh... so cute little heart! Anything mini mini mini is cute!
    I hope TS just wasn't that hungry... I would totally gobble the sandwiches... no mercy!
    Aw... and do I still need to say I love your dog? *pat pat*

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    1. Haha! I know, I'm a mini mini fan too!
      I know he wishes you were here to slobber ALL over you... :D
      Thank you L!

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  10. That's such a cute scrap disposal unit, lol! I need one of those :) At least the scraps went to a good cause! You made such a darling snack bento. The egg is adorable! *resisting urge to squee*

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    1. The best kind of scrap disposal unit, right? I know they won't go to waste, although he inhales them a bit too quickly....
      Thank you Natakiya!

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