Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Bunny Bento

"What is that?" one of the boys from the table next to me in the cafeteria asked, watching, with furrowed brows as I raised the chopsticks to my mouth.

"What?" I glanced up to see a handful of pre-teen boys looking at me.

"That purple stuff... what is it?"

"Garlic mashed potatoes." I answered, as if it was the most normal thing in the world to be eating potatoes the hue of my utensils in the center of a middle school cafeteria.

I'm beginning to think that I may be developing an unhealthy bento obsession. I was almost late today because I felt I should add whiskers to my lunch bunny. I literally looked at the clock and thought, "It would be okay to be a little late... Wait, what am I thinking? I can make another bunny (with whiskers) some other day; I better get going!"

So here is a close-up of my bunny, sans whiskers:

Contents of bento #38:
  • 3 rice onigiri hand formed into head and two ears.
  • Nori eyes and nose
  • "Hot Shot" seasoning mouth
  • Garlic mashed potatoes tinted purple
  • carrot made of, um... carrot
  • carrot stem made of broccoli
  • 3 ham slices, skewered on a toothpick
I have entered this bento in Feisty Bento's contest: Does this make my lunch look phat?