Thursday, March 1, 2012

Happy Girls' Day Hinamatsuri Bento

Happy Girls' Day Bento by sherimiya ♥
Happy Girls' Day Bento, a photo by sherimiya ♥ on Flickr.
Here is my Hinamatsuri bento for my TinySprite. Girls' Day is on March 3rd so we'll show this bento today, even though I made it earlier this week when I was strapped on a no-cook bento day. Here are a couple other Girls' Day bento I've made (here and here). I used spinach-ricotta ravioli and arranged cut halves as a kimono with a sweet red pepper fan. The girl's face is a hard-boiled quail's egg decorated with nori and sriracha. She has a crown and some flower picks to make her pretty. The rest of the bento contains steamed broccoli, a clementine, strawberries and blueberries. I am using this two tiered Hello Kitty square bento box for the first time and I love it! I didn't realize one of the tiers comes with compartments, which I love, and there's a white cover for the bottom tier so that the top tier can sit upon it without smushing the food. After the two are stacked, there's a strap that clips through both boxes and doubles as a handle/carrier. Can you say a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e?? Perfect for this day's celebration, I think. Happy Girls' Day!

32 comments:

  1. So so cute!! Happy Girls Day to Tiny Sprite :)

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  2. Soo cute!!! been a long time I don't cook ravioli ... TFS!

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    1. I always have ravioli in the freezer... just in case! Thanks Lina :)

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  3. Super cute Sheri! Love the little fan too. :)

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  4. Super adorable Ohinasama! And the box set is perfect for it! I totally forgot to make a hina bento.. :P
    Happy Hinamatsuri to Tiny Sprite and Sheri!

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  5. Happy Girls Day! This is too cute! Love her ravioli kimono with red fan! Happy Weekend!

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  6. Happy girls day!
    your bento is a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e

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  7. Such a cheerful, cute Girl’s Day bento! So creative use of ravioli and picks!! Who would guess ravioli can be cute right? ^_^
    Best wishes for the happiness and wellbeing of your sweet TS! xoxo from auntie L!

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    1. So sweet. Thank you L, and many xoxo to your two littles right back!

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  8. What a wonderfulful bento to celebrate this holiday, and the sparkling wonder that is your girl TS! I also love bentos with compartments, as they seem to create new "canvases" to fill!

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  9. I have to think of what to make for Hinamatsuri too, this will be my first time...:)!! I hope I would find the time tomorrow, yours looks really creative and cute :)!

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    1. Look forward to your Hinamatsuri bento--- thank you CG!

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  10. I love your hinamatsuri bento! You are always so creative! The quail egg face is so detailed.... As always I love your bento! :-)

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  11. So cute! I've been to busy lately so I just stirred (almost quite literally) up a hinamatsuri bento this morning. ^^

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  12. I just found this site and am utterly in love!! But can I ask, how do you get your kids to eat the foods? does the cuteness help? especially when the other kids are probably bringing your average american junk food lunch to school? Do your little ones ever object? When do you have time to make the boxes? do you do it the night before? are you a sahm? Sorry about the influx of questions, But i feel like this could start a healthy revolution in Americas schools!! Well done!

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    1. Hello; thank you for your interest!
      Cuteness helps, but usually my efforts involve only the most basic details, relying mainly on fresh, colorful in-season produce to add appeal and stimulate the appetite. If I have time, I'll make a special bento like this one for a special occasion, but on regular days, not as much. Still my kids eat their bento all up, without objection. They have seen some classmates start bringing bento themselves, in fact. I usually make them the night before. If it's to be heated up, I'll do that in the morning, but usually just take the box out of the refrigerator in the morning and it is eated a few hours later at room temp. I am a sahm. I agree bento can revolutionize school lunch, and I think many parents all over the nation are starting to put more effort into making sure their kids get a nutritious, homemade, lovingly prepared midday meal to energize them for learning throughout the day. I hope it catches on everywhere!

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  13. Beautiful bento! Your bentos are allways great colorful and healthy food put together so well.

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  14. I've looked everywhere for crown bento picks! Where did you purchase yours?

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    1. I think I found them at Daiso. But you can try online at jlist.com maybe. Hope this helps!

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