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March 7, 2008

Onigiri (193)

Today's bento is not for me. Baby Girl has a party today and parents were given the option of bringing food for the kids. I decided to bring in onigiri or what people in Hawaii call musubi (moo-soo-bee). I got up at 4:30 am to do this because I'm such a die-hard crazy mom.

Just kidding. I got woken up by a horrible stomach ache and by the time my ordeal was over, I decided to just stay awake already. I cooked two pots of rice to make pink rice and blue rice, adding two drops of red and blue food coloring to the water before I pressed the Cook button. I made two cups of rice each time and it turned out to be too much so I wrapped the extras in Glad wrap and froze them. FOR ONCE I did not waste rice! I am sadly a notorious rice waster when it comes to the rice pot.

Before I highlighted my hair I had one white hair. After punching out 16 nori faces this morning I'm sure I must have at least 50. Getting a good sheet of nori that will punch right is SOOO rare. Punching these faces made me want to punch something else. Like maybe me for deciding to put faces on these accursed riceballs. Hopefully the kids like them and eat them. Buddy liked looking at them, giving them a nice long "Whoaaaaa..." He's such a great confidence booster for me!

I won't have a bento on Monday because we're having our monthly work potluck. Have a great weekend all!!


Jeth said...

Super cool!

I remember watching Pokemon and you could clearly tell they were eating musubis, but they were like, "Mmm, this donut is delicious!"

My favorite is the doraemon looking one in the second row. Did you put something inside of them?

Pikko said...

Oops, forgot to talk about that. No, I didn't put anything in the middle as I wasn't sure what time of day they'd end up eating it. I did dip the bottoms in furikake though!

Mer said...

Those punch faces look so nice, I never would have guessed that that was a struggle. Too bad, cause it seems like it would be so nice and easy.

They look great!

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Zia said...

A-ma-zing ^^

Go on like this !

Big kisses

Coffee & Vanilla said...


Amazing bento... those little rice faces are sooo cute!

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scott said...

that is the sistine chapel of bento's. AWESOME!

Jenny said...

Gosh, you always make me want to make better lunches. Inspirational you are. :)

The Red Sock said...

So cute!!!
Makes me want to have kids to make tons of cute stuff for. Someday =)