Sunday, December 18, 2011

Snowman Marshmallow Pops

We are on a long bento break.. so I thought of posting some photos of my Christmas project. ;)
I made some Snowman Marshmallows pops for the kids coming Christmas celebrations. Hope they like them.
Wish you a Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year !

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Bento 111 - Little Bee

Though Ethan's School holiday has started this week, but he will be joining the school's holiday class for a week. The kids will have lots of fun activities at school.
So I still prepare simple bento for E.
Today's menu is his favourite macaroni and with a little bee made from egg.
You realised there is another picture of bread bento below.. that is for Little Miss E, she begins to show interest in his brother's bento. So I thought I can start making simple bento for her.
She love the Miffy and Minne Mouse cheese sammies so much that she even kiss the bread.. lol.. cute little girl..
So this is her first bento from mummy and my first double bento.
I can't wait to make double bentos for my kids when little Miss E starts schooling in 1 year time!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Year End School Children Party

Friday was Ethan last day of school for 2011, the school have a party where the students are asked to bring a dish to share with all teachers and children. This year I just prepare a simple and easy potato salad cup for the teachers and some konyaku jelly for the kids. ( I made bento snack box for the kids last year)
The salad in the cup idea was from a japanese bento blog.. i simply love the idea for party and picnic or even road trips.
Wrapped the plastic food cups with pink and green ribbon, and decorate the quail eggs with cute details, attached a small thank you card i made together with Ethan on the cover.
Hope this bring smiles on the teachers' faces. I want to say Thank you to all the teachers for their patience, kindness and guidance during the kids' tender years.
Good teachers make a great difference in the early stage of their lives.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Bento 110 - Macaroni and eggs

Justify FullAnother day without any inspiration.. i actually stared at the bento box for 5 minutes and still don't know what to make. In the end, I just place a few rings of eggs on top of the macaroni and few animal shape cheese by using the cutters.
However, my son loved this bento so much that he kissed me on the cheek this morning. And when i pick him up from school today, he told me proudly his classmates gathered around him to admire his bento.
All these little things makes my day, and a lot of people might asked why spend so much time making lunch or snack for the kids and decorate them with cute little details.
well, now I can proudly says, when our kids appreciate our love in making bento for them, its just priceless.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bento No. 109 - sausage bears

Happy Monday everyone! I know I have been MIA for a while.. busy in work.. I still make bentos for E, but not the fancy ones.. so didn't bother to post it up here..:)
Back to bentoing today with a sausage bears snack bento for my son and a ninja egg? i don't know, after peeling off a bit of the egg white.. thought it looks a bit like
Added a few grapes in the box too.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Bento No. 108 - Rilakkuma & Korilakkuma buns

This is the first bento for the week, I had a day off yesterday from work.. if felt so good just relaxing and enjoying breakfast with my hubby and do some grocery shopping after sending the kids to school. Yup, sometimes just simple little things can make me happy.. :)
So no more Halloween bento , i think all of us are enough of Jack' Os and mummies for the time being.. lol...
Bought some bread and buns from the bakery yesterday..decorated the bun with cheese as Rilakkuma and Kaya sandwich balls as Korilakkuma. Added with a few cute hat and bow picks, and they are done!
Guess what else is in the box today.. some boiled peanuts too.. (E's grandma love to boil the peanuts till soft, it tastes good)

Rilakkuma is very easy to make, I have made a few of them in the past too.. you can take a look here, here,here, overhere,somemore and here too.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Bento No. 107 - Sushi O' Lantern

Made some sushi for E's bento today. Decorated one of them as Jack ' O Lantern and added a quail egg ghost too. Yup, still in Halloween mood.. :)
Inside the box are tamagoyaki and sausages.
I have linked this post to Allergy-Free Vintage Cookery.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bento No. 106 - Zombie Green Pig

Still in time for some more Halloween bentos. Today we have a green pig (quail egg coloured green by dipping in pandan juice) from Angry Bird game who turns Zombie! Inside the box are a mini hot dog with cheese and quail egg fillings, sausage and quail egg skewers and some grapes.
E finish up his bento today.. :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Bento No. 105 - Not so scary Scarecrow

Happy Monday Everyone! Continue with my series of Halloween Bentos today with a not so scary Mr. Scarecrow.
Insert 2 long spaghetti sticks in the mini sausage like a cross, attached a quail egg as the head on top. Cut out the shirt from a piece of Nori (Roasted seeweed).
Inside the box are a cup of pasta and two grapes as the crows.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Bento No. 104 - Witchy Chicky

Let's continue with Halloween fun! Made a Chick / Kiiroitori who thinks she is a witch.. She is trying to fly with her broom made from biscuit and grapes. :)
Inside the box are also Corn, grapes and Longan.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Bento No. 103 - Halloween Monsters

Hallow Everyone, I want to share a fun Halloween Bento today.. haha.. I just love Halloween bentos.
I colour one of the quail eggs with Pandan Juice to make the green Frankenstein and another with tumeric powder add in water for the mustard yellow Jack ' O Pumpkin. Make a cute version of Dracula and Jack (from Nightmare before Christmas).
Inside the box are also a cup of Macaroni and Cheese with a slice of hard boiled egg as the full moon with some bats from nori.

Do you get the Halloween feel? haha.. Happy Halloween!

Shared this bento at Shannon's WFLW , Bento Blog Network and For the Kids Fr iday, hop over to check out other great bento ideas!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bento No. 102 - Totoro Family

Happy Wednesday Everyone! I love Monday and Wednesday as these are the two days i will make bento for E for his school snack. And I can share my bentos with fellow bento lovers.

I just love making another Totoro bento again, can't get enough of them..hehe..
I chose a farm fresh tiny egg for the big Totoro, and 2 quail eggs for the blue and white smaller totoros. Use a tiny drop of blue food colouring to dye the quail egg for the sky blue.

Cut a grape into half and make 2 soot balls. If you are not familiar with Totoros, I strongly recommend you to watch "My Neighbour Totoro". Its a nice Japanese animae from Ghibli collections.

You can take a look at my previous blog post, if you are interested to know more about the stories of Totoro.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Bento No. 101 - Friendly Frankenstein

Halloween is around the corner, I just can't wait to make some Halloween bentos. I had so much fun making Halloween bentos last year and enjoy the funny and cute Halloween ideas from other bento friends.
Today in E's bento is a friendly Frankenstein by dying the hard boiled egg with Pandan juice. Nori as his hair , scar and facial details. Jewel foodpick as his bolts.
Inside the box are a cup of pasta with sausages and a Cheese friendly ghost. Added some longans and grape too.
Ethan smiled when i show him his Frankenstein. :) You can take a look at the Frankenstein I made last Halloween too.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bento No. 100 - Totoro

This is the 100th bento that I made for E since July last year.. Can't imagine I can continue this so far.. I once wonder whether this little interest of mine can last for a long time..
Now I am pretty assured that I really love bento making.. maybe its the motivation from my son, to see his happy face when he eats his bento. :)
I think my favourite bento so far is the Totoro bento that I made early this year. So I make my 2nd Totoro bento today with hard boiled eggs.
Inside the box are also sausage bunny, grapes, pineapple and longans.
Shared this at Shannon's WFLW week 70.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Bento No. 99 - Hi there, chicky!

Its Monday again, we have good weather this morning..everything's fine... My boy woke up without complaining.. brush his teeth and get ready to school..
Its a good start for the week.
I boiled 2 small farm fresh egg for E's bento. Made one of them into a hatching chick..
Wrapped the cube cheese with another layer of cheese and nori sheet.
In the box are some honey stars , grapes with 2 selfmade food picks.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bento No. 98 - Little Chicks

Since I still have some quail eggs left, I made a nest of chicks today. Inside the box are E's favourite fruits - Grapes, Longan and Starfruit.

E's school concert is coming soon, he will be having his rehearsal next week. He seems to like it this year ( he was crying and not wanting to join the dance practice last year).

Hopefully he will have a successful performace. Year end is approaching, which means E's playschool year is coming to end.

He will be in Kindy next year.. wow.. my boy is growing up so fast..

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bento No. 97 - Rilakkuma & Korilakkuma

Happy Monday Everyone! Hope this can make my Monday Blue go away.. ;)
Bought some quail eggs during weekends, so I boiled a few to make Rilakkuma (dip in soy sause for the brown shade) and Korilakkuma.

Joined the two quail eggs together with spaghetti strips. Inside the box are few slices of Starfruit and heart shaped mushroom sausages.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bento No. 96 - Lullaby Rilakkuma

Morning everyone, today i want to share another egg bento idea. Dip the hard boiled egg in light soy sauce to have a light brown shade for making Rilakkuma.
Rilakkuma is lying on his bed, snuggled under his (seaweed and cheese) blanket, getting ready to sleep.
But his eyes are still wide open, is he waiting for me to read him bedtime story?
Shared this bento at Shannon's WFLW week 68.
(sorry for the blurry picture, think the camera battery is running low)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Want to see my Anpanman toys? :)

I was cleaning the house during last weekend, and take out one of my treasure chest. Inside were my sets of Anpanman collections.

E was so eager to help me display and arrange them in the glass cabinet. :)

Bento No. 95 - Happy Mid Autumn Festival

Happy Mid Autumn Festival! Today is the 15th on the Chinese Lunar Calendar, we will celebrate tonight with family dinner, kids playing Lanterns and eating the Mooncakes. :)

In the Lunar Calendar, tonight will be Full Moon in sight.. so I made a round egg yolk as the Moon and the egg white as the fog/cloud in the night. The remaining egg white was cut into a rabbit.

Added a piece of Red Bean paste mooncake made by my mum. Usually this piggy shape mooncake are for the kids. The traditional mooncake will be the round one.

A bento friend help to get the Angry Bird Lanterns for my Big E and Little Miss E, they are so cute!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Trip to Tip of Borneo

During the School Holidays, me and the kids went for a road trip with my parents and sister to the Northern tip of Borneo.

It was a 3 hour journey to the destination and 3 hours back, quite a long journey. Luckily the kids can take it well, just that little Miss E had a bit of car sick and throw up a bit.

It was a bright sunny day with clear blue sky and calm sea with a bit of sea breeze..

The kids enjoyed the trip very much.. little E was a bit exhausted as she insists walking by herself.. up and down the hill... tough little lady.. :)

Bento No. 94 - Little Panda

Hello my bento friends! After a week of school holidays for the kids. I am back to bentoing.. need some boost to restart my engine to make bentos again.. haha.

Today is just another simple egg bento for E, attached 2 small grapes as the ears to the egg and nori for eyes and nose. Its just simple as that.

Added cubes 2 ham and cheese sammies too.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bento No. 93 - Snoopy

Yup, another Bento with Egg, made Snoopy with a hard boiled egg and Cheese sammies for Woodstock.
Both pals are enjoying their afternoon and the fragrance of jelly Daisy in the garden. :)

Shared this bento at Shannon's WFLW too.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bento No. 92 - Little Mouse

Today E's bento consist of a farm fresh hard boiled egg, homemade jelly and raisin bun.

Egg has become the main component in E's snack bento, so I have to think of different ideas on an egg. I made a little white mouse today, he is sneaking in to have a bite on the jelly. :)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Bento No. 91 : Sausages, Ham and Corn Sunshine

I made a simple bento with sausages, omelete and Ham skewers plus sweetcorn for E today.

Not much details, just add a few Anpanman picks and some cheese with nori eyes and mouth on the Corn to make a Happy Sunshine.

Hope you all have a Happy Sunshine Monday!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bento No. 90 - Mr. & Mrs. Sunshine

I bet you will be not surprised to see another bento with " Eggs", Ethan loves eggs.
Recently he has rejected bread, so i just have to replace it by hard boiled eggs.
The eggs are quite big, so I cut them into half so he can eat them easier. The round yellow egg yolk looks like the bright sun to me.. I made sun glasses for Mr. Sunshine too. Weather are very hot and sunny recently, so sun shade is a must. :)
Inside box are also a few grapes and pineapple cube.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Bento No. 89 - Two Little Piggies

Happy Monday to all! Another week has past, now we are entering August.. wow.. time flies.. Life has been busy for us.. :)

E's appetite has a slight change recently.. he seems to be bored of sandwiches.. so I make a hard boiled egg little boy and two little pan fried Cheese sausages piggies for his school snack.

Hope he will smile when he see the 2 piggies winking at him. ><

Monday, August 1, 2011

Angry Bird Birthday Party

Choc pops with icing image
Marshmallow pops

Birthday invitation card and cupcake toppers

Green Pig
Yellow Angry Bird
we don't have black balloons haha.. we have blue and red angry bird balloons too, but they burst before i take the picture..
Ethan's celebrated his 4th birthday party on Sunday night and a school birthday celebration Monday. He is a happy birthday boy as mummy promised to give him Angry Bird birthday party!

I google Angry Bird cupcake and party ideas months ago.. I saw some cupcake toppers free printables from Tip Junkie. I just need to print and cut it out , then attach a stick behind. Found some angry bird free printables for balloons from Tip Junkie too. It's fun.. you should try it!

I spent the whole Sunday morning and afternoon making the cupcakes, choc pops and Marshmallow pops. Its tiring, but it feels so great after seeing the final outcome. They are just too cute.

E's cousins and his classmates was impressed with the Angry Bird cupcake presentation and love the choc pops and marshmallow pops too.. who could resist them with the cute Toy story and Mickey icing images on top rite? :)

To make Ethan's birthday party a success, I want to say Thank you to my dear bento friends - Kidsdreamwork and Bento Fun, who give me the inspirations and are so kind to help me get the cute Mickey Mouse clubhouse cupcake stand, choc pops mould and icing image. They are both talented wonderful mums that i got to know when I started bento making. :)

I am happy that I manage to give Ethan a happy birthday memory and my boy is so proud of his mummy.. :)