Friday, October 22, 2010

Lil' Bear Bento & Red Raspberry Jam Giveaway!

Finding myself bright eyed and bushy tailed last night due to my 4pm big gulp iced tea (lesson learned), I found the need to burn some midnight oil.  I had found some gorgeous organic red raspberries while at Costco earlier in the day and decided that I might as well make some jam!  My mind still couldn't stop after the jam, resulting in a bit of Bento craziness.  Here are the results. winks.

Lil' Bear Bento

  • Pink bear is a hard boiled egg made with an egg mold.  I dipped the egg in  hot water colored with pink food coloring before putting it in the egg mold.  Her hair bow is cut from a red bell pepper.

  • Provolone and Cheddar cheese hearts surround the bear made with a mini heart food cutter.

  • The yellow bear sauce container holds ranch dressing for dipping the green beans, carrot and cucumber apple (cut with mini apple food cutter).  A bento food pick bear flag is sticking in a green bean.

  • Purple bear is sushi rice pressed in a bear rice mold.  I'm working on perfecting a sweet rice (think rice pudding).  I'm getting close but it's not quite there yet, so I will wait to post that recipe.  I colored the rice with purple food coloring and her hair flower is cut from a slice of pineapple.  The bears face is made with a nori punch.
  • Red raspberries surround purple bear with a pink Bento food fork bear.
  • Finally, we have Teddy Graham crackers. 

Red Raspberry Jam
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The organic berries were just the right sweet-tart for jam making! 
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I haven't gotten around to labeling and decorating all the jars but the jar on top of my 1920's WayRite scale is looking for a happy home!  Followers of my blog can leave a comment on this post and I will do a drawing on Sunday 10/24/2010 and announce the lucky winner.

I am happy to answer any questions, so please leave them as a comment and I will repy.

Thanks so much and Happy Friday!!!!
Erin

27 comments:

  1. I'm having a MAJOR jam craving right now...thanks so much!! LOL!

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  2. Oh so yummy looking Erin.

    You get more done in a day than I do in 2 months, lol!

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  3. Wow Erin. Just WOW. You are sooo inspiring! Mucho jealous

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  4. Ohhhh....you're so creative. :)

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  5. LOL The Teddy Grahams look like a little bear army!

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  6. all of that and a super clean house!!! My hero:)

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  7. I have not tried this flavor... mmm

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  8. Yum and Double Yum! LOL Raspberry lover her :)

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  9. ooh, I SOOO want some of this jam!!

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  10. I'm on a major jam kick at the moment and that looks really tasty. You are ever-inspiring.

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  11. MMM...your posts are so delicious!!!

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  12. The Jam looks so YUM, I wish i had the patience to try and make some

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  13. Love it Erin! I wish I had 1/16 of your talent, LOL!

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  14. So pretty!!! Jam is so much fun to make!
    Loving the blog, thanks for entertaining us!

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  15. My grandmother always made homemade raspberry jam and to this day I can't eat another flavor because raspberry really is the best. Great job Erin.

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  16. Okay that Jam looks gorgeous but I'm amazed at the boil egged bear ;)

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  17. Those berries are making my mouth water ;) and LOVE the bear lunch... my daughter just came in and said she would like bears too, lol

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  18. Erin, your daughter must be the envy of all her friends. Will you make me a bento to take to work? ;-) The jam looks heavenly!

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  19. You are soooo talented! The jam looks yummy and the bento is adorable.
    Sorry if this posts multiple times I am new. :)

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  20. Erin can I be your daughter and you can make Bento Boxes for me! Pretty please! The jam looks TDF!

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  21. Rasberry! My favorite! Count me in! Plus from you, I know it will be the best!

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