Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Bird in Nest Bento

For Bento #11, I boiled my first egg (except for Easter, and maybe that one time I made potato salad) and fashioned it into a little chicken. This is easier said than done, I found. To look where I got this crazy idea, check out Christina's blog and the how to garnish website she has linked to.

Here is my bento:


The "bird" is a hard boiled egg (with the yolk removed, because I don't much like the texture). The eyes are tiny bits of olive, and the rest is carrot. The "nest" is made of whole wheat spaghetti noodles, cucumber slivers, and parsley. On the right is more cucumber and carrot in the shape of a little sideways flower, two cherry tomatoes, some Wheatables crackers, a plumb, grapes, and the gaps are filled with salted almonds.


My co-workers have taken to asking me how long these lunches are taking me to create. So I looked at the clock today, and have to own spending 50 minutes in creating this lunch. I can only get faster at this, right??

7 comments:

whiskyrs said...
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Christina said...

It's so cute! And thanks for the mention.

I've noticed that my first bentos took much longer then the ones I've done recently - depending, of course, on how fancy I try to get! Just some practice and figuring out "what works and what doesn't" really helps! :)

Christina said...

Found this! I'm not sure if you've seen the "Speed Bento" tips on the bento Flickr site:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/bentoboxes/discuss/72157601115407832/

Mer said...

Whiskrs: BentoTV?? I've not heard about this. Is it on some obscure cable channel, or is it more like a YouTube thing?

Christina: You're very welcome. And thanks for the link, maybe I will learn a thing or two to make my time in the kitchen more productive and less, um, lengthy. ;0)

Aunt Sis=-) said...

Wow--you are amazing!!

whiskyrs said...
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Mer said...

Oh - ok. I'll have to check out that website. Thanks for filling me in, whiskyrs. :0)