Friday, December 14, 2012

What does winter mean to you?

Winter = Red, runny nose + thick, heavy clothing you can hardly move + dry, itchy, fish-scaled skin. LOL! (Or should I say, Ho Ho Ho!) :P

Winter = Waiting for the snow to come + making lots of snowmen.

Thus, a snowman bento for her ;)

121212 The Funny Snowman
The snowman is made of:
- Japanese rice for the snowman and the ground
- Prune for the hat and the eyes
- Carrot for the nose
- Nori for the smile
- Cheese for the buttons and the stripe on the hat
- Crab stick for the scarf
- Black spaghetti for the arms

Also in the bento:
- Pan-fried salmon
- Yellow cauliflower
- Pomegranate, grapes, and dried persimmon

I also made festive lights mini-sandwiches, which I think I got the idea from Meet the Dubiens during one of my episodes-of-endless-googling-of-fun-food many months ago.

The sandwiches are made of:
- Bread cut using an egg-shaped cutter
- Egg spread
- Cheese cut using the egg-shaped cutter, and coloured using food-dye
- The crust of the bread, spread with dark chocolate peanut butter
- Black spaghetti

Also in the bento:
- Yellow and red cherry tomatoes
- Mini tomatoes
- Blueberries

This post is part of a Holiday-Ho-Ho-Hop where a group of us bento bloggers are making bentos of the same theme. Click on the hop button below, and get ready to be awe-strucked by the awesomeness of Tiny Princess Lunch Box! Do keep on clicking the hop button to get loads of inspirations for Wintery-themed bentos!!

110212 @ Hokkaido Snow Festival

Monday, December 10, 2012

Fa La La La, La La La La

It is the season to be jolly; it is the season to shop and spend! Japanese do not celebrate Christmas, but you'll see the stores here selling Christmas-related items EVERYWHERE. From Christmas trees of all sizes, to Christmas outfits, to Christmas chocolates, to elaborately-decorated Christmas cakes. Apparently, cutting the cake on Christmas where families gather together is the way they celebrate it here. I myself do not celebrate Christmas. I do enjoy Hershey's Kisses Xmas Limited Edition Dark Chocolate filled with Mint Truffle :D

101212 The daughter was disappointed when she realised the decoration on the tree are picks, not chocolate!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Me love Cookie!

“Sometimes me think what is love. 
And then me think love is what last chocolate cookie is for. 
Me give up the last chocolate cookie for you.”

Dedicated to my husband

Cookie Monster is made of:
- Cheese for the face, cut with the guide of a sketch on parchment paper, and coloured lightly using blue food-marker.
- India Tree blue sugar sprinkles.
- White chocolate buttons for the white part of the eyes.
- Cheese and Wilton black decorating icing for the black part of the eyes and the mouth.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A sweet welcome back…

… after not bentoing for what feel like an eternity!