Thursday, September 6, 2012

Chick and Egg Salad Bento

I had to make egg salad since my 9-year-old informed me that he'd never had it before. What? Whoops. I remember eating egg salad sandwiches when I was about his age, with all kinds of weird stuff like sweet pickle relish inside. Or maybe those were my sardine sandwiches? My childhood friend Barb showed me how to make a sardine sandwich with relish and tabasco; I still think that sounds really good, don't you? In fact, it may be time to introduce the kiddos to a sardine sandwich! I'll try that on 'em next week, maybe. For this batch, I mixed a few hard-boiled eggs (diced up with the handy-dandy egg slicer) with plain yogurt, sweet pickle relish, mustard, onions, salt/pepper and topped with diced ham. I put it on a lettuce salad but I'd like to serve it in a pita next time (at least for MisterMan). For fun, I nestled a baby quail egg chick on top. The upper tier of her favorite panda bowl contains sliced peaches, blueberries, grapes and strawberries. For the record: they both loved it. Yay!


  1. So darling! And who doesn't love egg salad?!

  2. Yes, Egg Salad is a wonderful standard dish...the first one I could make myself; but as always Sherri, you make something simple look like a million bucks!

  3. Sherimiya-san, Thank you for the cho-cute quail egg idea.
    Looks like you used a carrot for the nose. What did you use for the eyes?

    1. Thank you Ninja Baker .... I used nori for the eyes. Very easy!