Sunday, October 31, 2010
After a good whole month of fun making Halloween themed bentos and admiring other creative bentos, we are back to normal. I missed the Halloween though..
To adjust back to usual tempo.. I make a simple bento for E. Spread some strawberry jam on a bun and make it into a bear.
Cheese as the nose, nori the eyes and mouth. Cut a small section from the gummies as the rosy cheeks.
Added few heart shaped layered cheese for E.
He wiped out everything. :)
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I saw some wonderful images of " Cake Pops" or Cake Lollipops on some websites. It caught my eye immediately.
This is going to be my another passion just like when I got to know how to make Charaben not long ago.
I am definitely interested in trying the 'Cake Pops' out during one of my free days..
If anyone has tried this, kindly drop me some advices and tips.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Glory Mischief is also having a bento giveaway. There are lot's of bento supplies for grab, I love the silicone cup with Bird's feet, so adorable. For those who wanted to start making bentos, this is a good chance to win a starter kit.
Giveaway is open to all. US/Canada and International.
Giveaway ended 23rd October 2010.
My bento friend Kidsdreamwork who inspires me very much is having her 1st Anniversary bento giveaway too.
The giveaway is opened until 22nd October 2010, Friday Midnight, Malaysia time (GMT+8).
Bentobloggy is having another bento pack giveaway!
You have until Sunday, Oct 31st, by 11.59pm EST time to enter.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The two star of the day are Mummy and Frankenstein.
My Boy knows what a Mummy is as he watched the movie " Mummy Returns" , but he never seen Frankenstein. Well, its pretty normal as no kids will like to watch horror movie Frakenstein. haha..
He take it as The Hulk, which I don't blame him. They are pretty similar.
Sheri has made a Frankenstein bento too , and it is not scary at all, too cute!
Strips of cheese are layout randomly on the surface of the sandwich as bandage of the Mummy and 2 M & M's as the eyes.
As for Frankenstein, I cut a piece of the homemade Pandan Chiffon cake. Nori and cheese for the eyes and mouth. 2 green jewel picks as the bolt on both sides of the neck.
Its pretty simple to make actually.
On the top layer of the bento, I cut 2 piece of steamed purple sweet potato into Bats, some grapes and cherry tomotoes.
Have posted this bento over at Shannon's WFLW this week.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Ethan has requested a Batman bento since last week. I have been busy so i thought i might as well make a ' Batman Logo' in a Halloween bento as well, as ' Bats' are also a main character in a Halloween bento.
I have a pumpkin cupcake which i placed some nori on it as cupcake O' Lantern, and carve a plum into Plum O' Lantern too.
However, I think E does not really fancy plum and think he might not finish it if I put the whole piece of plum in his bento box.
I decided to slice it and mix with the skewers of grapes.
I cut a small piece of the layered cheese as mini Jack O' Lantern too.
The Batman logo was cut free hand from nori sheets. Placed it on top of a layer of cheese and Kaya sandwich.
We don't really celebrate " Halloween" here, however i enjoyed the Halloween festive atmosphere while i was studying in UK and working in Singapore.
So I want to introduce this fun culture to my kids too.
I boiled some carrots and use the pick to carve it into a 'carrot O'Lantern'.
Placed the carrot O' Lantern on top of the omelete.
Some mini sausages as the fingers and cheese as nails.
Use the pick to cut out few ghost to place on top of the baked beans.
From the first sight of the bento, I doubt Ethan will eat it, as he might be put off by the scary bento with the fingers and ghost. :)
But he is sporty enough to eat all the sausage fingers, carrot O'Lantern and the cheesy ghosts.
I guess he gets the fun side of the Halloween now.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
She has been cranky for the past few days.. think more tooth coming soon..haha..
To celebrate baby E's milestone, I made a simple butter sandwich tooth fairy..
Just to mentioned another coincidence, my hubby accidentally broke a tooth the other day and he was joking with me that his tooth has been pass on to little E by the tooth fairy. :)
I cut a tiny tooth using cheese above the mouth, thats little E's new tooth. :)
A star pick as the tooth fairy magic wand, some layered cheese ( I learn stacking 2 kind of cheese from other bento experts) as the tooth brush.
Hope little E can build up the good habit to brush her teeth twice daily when she grows up.
I came accross the " October Pink" event, raising awareness for Breast Cancer. We are encouraged to make a "pink ribbon bento" to support this event.
I have seen breast cancer survivors amongst my family and relatives. And they are still going strong after operation and treatment.
Ladies, please rememeber to go for an annual mamogram when you hit 40.
Prevent rather that regret later..
Monday, October 11, 2010
When i just arrived at the school, I was warmly greeted by the principal Teacher Eva.
I am caught by surprise, the first thing she said to me is : " You managed to have time to make Ethan's bread for his break? The teacher and student will gather around to look at his bread everytime. I have 4 children, but i never made them such nice snack box"
Haha.. I didn't know how to react at first, though I am happy they love the bento I made for Ethan. I just said I got to know how to make cute bentos from other mummy in the website.
From what i have noticed, it is not very common for parents in my place to make Charaben. Hopefully I can spread the healthy and cute bento culture here.
And back to Ethan's assessment, it was generally good. Considering he just join the preschool in July, it has been 4 months now.
His teacher shows me his work and writings at school, I am quite surprised that he can trace some letters quite well now.
I thought he does not know how to hold a pencil properly. We cannot under estimate our child. :)
He was taught other practical skills at school too; like folding clothes, cutting straight lines, making sandwiches etc..
The long school break will commence in mid November till early January, I am still thinking what classes and activities should I arrange for Ethan so that he will not be bored at home.
So I changed the theme to 2 little Bees..:)
This time i used my new colourful jewel picks for the nose and antenna for the bees..
You probably have noticed I did not add in E's favourite grapes, as he has running nose and some coughing for pass few days.
So I cut down on some fruits, gave him raisins instead.
Drop in few alphabet biscuits for the spelling Bee again.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I use the bear and rabbit cutters for the Kaya sandwich. Dip some nutella spread on the cutter outline for the facial expresssion.
Some cheese for the bear's crown and rabbit's ribbon.
I made another 2 sets of strawberry jam sandwich, cut a star and rabbit shape on the top slice of the sandwich.
Like most of the mummy will do, worrying whether the bread will be enough for my boy, I cut few more Pandan Chiffon Cake stars and some fruits for E.
Monday, October 4, 2010
I tried looking at the sausage bun for a second, thinking of what can i make out of it.
An image of a puppy came across my mind, so i just cut a ring from chocolate cupcake and cheese for its mouth, and some bear shape nori for its eyes.
Think both sides of the sausage bun looks like its floppy ears naturally.
Add Skewers of grapes and lemon slices to complete the bento.