Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Curry with Carrot Jack Bento

The cooler days call for warmer foods, so the last Halloween bento is a curry bento decorated with a carrot (freehand cut) jack-o-lantern. I used the method and recipe here. I used TinySprite's favorite panda bowl again, with the upper tier stocked with colorful corn, strawberries and grapes. I also packed a cup of house-pickled cabbage and cucumbers. I'm slowly getting my kids used to the pickled flavors we adults like so much; yay! They're even eating the sauerkraut I fermented at home in all its tangy glory. Score! I'm typing up this post while running to the door to appease the hundreds of costumed candymongers that are beseiging me. Laters!

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  1. Looking at your bento closely, I have A LOT to improve. Did your kids take a long time to eat when they started eating bento? Enzo's lunch & recess is only 30 minutes. I assume he's talking to fiends non stop for first 10 minutes, then eat for 5 minutes and by then the rest of kids are done eating, so he also runs off to play for the rest of recess. It's ridiculous. I think you asked me before if he finishes all of his lunch. He finishes half to 3/4 of it, but never finish EVERYTHING so far. It goes waste so I slowly minimize the items. I'm a little frustrated that he eats SO SLOW... I can eat his lunch in 3 minutes you know. Haha. Thanks for great bento inspiration!!

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    1. Nami, my kids' school has a no-talking rule in kindergarten (which is probably hard to enforce but it might help a little). My daughter's appetite varies too, but over the course of the week it might all average out. Sometimes she eats a lot (growth spurt?) and sometimes she says she "forgot" to eat. Who knows why? Maybe as time goes on he'll learn to budget his lunchtime better. Don't worry! I'm sure he'll fill up when he smells your delicious dinner... :D

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  2. Oooh I wish I could try your sauerkraut!!! It's so bright and fresh looking :) I'm going to miss your Halloween bentos :(

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    1. Fresh sauerkraut; what a concept (new to me) -- but it takes a lot of patience! Have to start thinking about Christmas soon....

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  3. Curry, perfectly in tempo with this spicy time of year, creatively accented with the cutest (cutest!!) jack o lantern, lovely!

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  4. Sauerkraut ftw!! Oooooh!! They DO eat it too?? Your kids are the coolest in the Earth!!
    So Sheri.. did you survive candymongers´ terror? ;)
    (ps. lovely Jack !)

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    1. Yep, they eat sauerkraut -- go figure? And I ran out of candy! But I nearly made it; I think they must have bussed in or something! Thanks karaimame!

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  5. Where Did you find this panda box? I've been searching with no luck:(

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    1. I can't remember. -- but it may have been from a housewares market in my local Chinatown. Try an Asian grocery store if there's one nearby, or maybe a Korean mart. Good luck!

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