School is back in session and I've already made a few fun new Bento lunches.
Disco Bunny Bento
This first sandwich is quick and easy to make. I simply cut a sandwich in quarters, decorated each quarter with hand cut carrot flowers (instructions below) and then stabbed each carrot with a dancing bunny food pick. The resulting sandwich reminded me of a a 70's disco tech, so I named it Disco Bunny Bento.
To make the carrot flowers, cut long "V" shaped groves down a peeled carrot with a sharp knife.
Continue to cut the groves all the way around the circumference of the carrot.
Until your carrot looks like a flower. The fatter the carrot the more petals you can have on your flower.
Then slice your carrot into coins until you have your desired amount of flowers.
Since carrots will keep for several days in an air tight bag, you can save the rest of your unsliced carrot for future Bento making.
I must be on a dancin' critter kick, because here's the Bento I made this morning:
Dancing Panda Bento
This an oatmeal cookie cut in have, two silicon baking cups filled with fresh blueberries and edamame, and then decorated with dancing panda food picks and panda food dividers. You can search for these items as "Bento panda food picks" and "Bento panda food dividers" on ebay.
A cute matching cheese sandwich completes this lunch.
Time for a giveaway! Yay!
If you love the darling dancing disco bunny food picks from Japan that I've pictured in this blog post, you are in luck. I picked up an extra pack for my followers. Just leave a comment on this post and I will do a drawing Friday 8/26/2011.