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June 6, 2008

Beef Broccoli (224)

The cutesy-ness continues today with usage of my new awesome animal food picks. I look at them and I think to myself, gosh, I should have bought a couple more!! I realize that I don't need more than those, but I still want them. Then I can lay them all out and count them and rub my hands together going "hehehhehehehhehehe preeeeciousssses". This is what new bento accessories do to me. Scary, huh?


I started off with a bunny onigiri. My Aunty K had sent me a while back some animal onigiri shapes and I never did get a chance to use it because I opened the box when the kids were around. Several OHHHHs and MINE, NO MINE! later they had claimed them and were soon all over the house. I only recently recovered them from the wild savages and now they happily sit in my utensils drawer doing whatever it is onigiri molds do. Knitting, perhaps?

I cut the ears out of my breakfast ham steak. I had thought they were too long at first so I cut them short, but now they look too short. Go figure. I made the nori face with my punch. It only took me 10 punches to get that one face to come out right. The rest of the mangled nori will have to be cut up for ghetto furikake or given to the monkeys for immediate consumption. The bunny rests on a lettuce leaf cause even though he's smiling, he's actually hungry too. Here's a closer picture:


Next I put in the beef, then cut the broccoli stems off and laid the tops down nicely (stems hidden underneath). If you're wondering why it's so clean, Grandma J leaves the broccoli separate so that it doesn't overcook, which is pure genius. The beef brocco comes out much healthier and brighter that way. I cut up two pieces of takuan and put them into a little orange food cup and tucked that next to the broccoli.

After that I started to fill in the parts around bunny. I cut up red bell pepper and sliced some baby carrots. He's a hungry, hungry bunny! After that I still had a lot of empty space so I used olives with food picks to finish things up.


This is one of the new boxes I got at Marukai. It's a bit thin even though the box seems thick but this is because there's space for chopsticks in the cover. It's also a great place to hide some Red Vines. ^_^

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I just so happened to remember last night that it's JUNE!!! WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

BON DANCE, BABY! First one is tomorrow! We'll see if I can twist Mr. Pikko's arm hard enough. Probably not since UFC 85 is tomorrow too. ^_^

28 comments:

bento-zoe said...

Seems very yummy. I'd like some

Kitanya said...

I have to say that the bunny sure looks adorable :D

The food picks are just too adorable <33 I could just stare at them because they are so shiny.

Nevermind Kim said...

Those food picks are awesome! I would be the same way, I'd want to buy way more than I would need!

The whole thing looks awesome :D

raragirl said...

His appearance was very good must be delicious it seems if Indonesians people said..uenak tenan or maknyusss :>(www.raragirlblog.blogspot.com)

bea said...

I am a first time visitor... and I love your blog...during the summer I attended an East Asian teacher workshop, where I first learned of the bento lunch... that's what we were served, and it was awesome. I didn't know what I was eating. I saw the green pasty stuff, and since it looked like guacamole, I thought to eat it, the entire glob of it, in one bite, with a bit of vegetable. Goodness, what a mistake that was. Turned out to be horseradish, or something that tasted like it! My mouth was on fire. I've been eating a lot of rice and beef or chicken since then. I'll come back to visit again. I enjoyed your entries today!

Foodlovers said...

I think my kids would eat their lunch if it looked like that. The bunny is so cute!

Ricardo Candeias said...

Wow such a cute rice bunny and olive little people. You amazing. However if you fancy trying some different recipes have a look at my blog. http://ricocoffeeshop.blogspot.com

Keep it up you'll see me here often.

Rico

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Hi - Piiko - where have you gone since June 2008 - are you still going to the UH games - see you in the crowd at the Cincinnati versus Warriors tomorrow night - I'll be above the Cincinnati fans in the South End Zone in section R.

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Snooky doodle said...

How funny and cute !!

Aralka said...

I love your bento *___*

Flowers said...

Wow...It looks superyummy. Can't stop myself to try it. Your blog looks perfect.

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