Friday, January 22, 2010

Bunny Eggs make me happy :)

Now that we're stocked back up on some grocery staples, Rob's bento includes his usual salad :)

The bottom tier contains his typical organic lettuce blend with ham, buffalo chicken and provolone pinwheels, grape tomato roses, carrot flowers and a bunny shaped boiled egg :)  I still love the shaped boiled eggs.  This time I decided to add some black sesame seeds in the impressions of the face to bring them out more.  I still haven't gotten more food markers, but last time I used them on egg, Rob said it looked unappetizing, so maybe it's a good thing - lol

Unfortunately, when I put leafy lettuce on the grocery list, I forgot to remind Ahmetia that I did not mean romaine :( Maybe now that we've had this miscommunication twice, we'll remember next time. Oh well, I'll make the best of it :)

I also had put macaroni on the list so I could make more macaroni salad, but Ahmetia thought I meant macaroni salad and bought it premade.  It was a different brand than we have ever purchased before and unfortunately isn't very good.  And she got a 3 lb tub of it...  Rob says he'll eat it anyway (I'm not a big fan of macaroni salad myself, nor would I eat it being that it is not WW friendly...)

Once I had added the macaroni salad into the romain lettuce in the box, I then added the organic baby carrots and the small valentines cupcake cup that I filled with blueberries.  In the last of the space, I added 2 clementine segments (one of my favorite fruits, can you tell? lol - I ate the rest) and a single grape.
I then sliced the kamaboko and broke off a piece of dill and added it on top of the macaroni salad.

I also stocked up on some Asian ingredients at the Hong Kong Supermarket in East Brunswick, NJ today, including the purple sweet potatoes that I can't wait to use - I just have to figure out how I want to add them so that Rob will like them! :)

I had the girls and their friend do most of the shopping while I was next door at the DMV renewing my license and registering Kat's 'new' car (pics in post from the other day).  I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to do both in about an hour or so :)

I am not at 19 followers - one more and I will need to come up with some sort of contest :)  I think the prize may be the bento box shown in this post.  I just have to order it! (or get it at Mitsuwa...)
Stay tuned!

Speaking of bento contests and prizes, Debra over at Hapa Bento is running a contest right now - Hmm, maybe I shouldn't share the news and decrease my own chances of winning ;)  Haha :)

Happy Bento-ing!


  1. Adorable! I love the flower kamaboko, the carrot flowers and the tomato flowers too. Bunny makes it all super cute. I like how you put him in a salad with the rolls on the's a complete meal with healthy veggies as the highlight. Lovely :)

  2. Thank you :) My husband pretty much likes to have this most days, so I get the added challenge of trying to make it a little different here and there :)

  3. Uh oh - time to put the thinking cap on! :o haha :) Once I think it up, I'll be posting it :) Thanks!

  4. I wish someone would fix me a cute lunch like that! Going over to click follow :)

  5. Thanks :) I tell the hubs all the time that he's spoiled - he insists that he's not - lol

  6. adorable is right!! love the roll-ups and the sesame seed facial features. and i'm soooo jealous you found the purple sweet potatoes! i didn't think we could get them here on the east coast (i'm in NYC), but i shouldn't have forgotten about NJ - the "garden state", haha!

  7. Thanks Megan :) I've been doing the pinwheels so long now that they seem boring to me - lol
    I had never found the purple potatoes either and then a friend of the girls said they had them - I was so excited! :D