Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Cute Food!

Today, we discovered the world of Bento boxes. It is so much fun! Bento boxes are small boxes with several compartments or tiers (boxes stacked on top of each other). You can get them in tons of colors with little characters on them. Oh, and the food is even cooler. People will take rice and vegetables and make cute animals and flowers... The pictures above are examples of Bento. The top one is an image from a Japanese Bento blog called Crazy Beautiful Bento. The next is an Americanized version of a Bento lunch. We spent a long time (most of the day in fact) looking at all of the blogs, and tryed making our own. We made rice balls and put cucumber and squash cut in flower shapes on the balls. It wasn't as cool as the other ones.... But it was yummy and fun to make. Here is a picture of what we came up with:

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