Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine's Bear and Finnish Woodland Bento

In today's lunch Missy Lulu had a little visitor!  Miss Valentine Pink Bear! She had baked a little Valentine's cake just for Missy Lulu at her tea time and wanted to share!
In this Valentine's themed bento she has a bacon filled onigiri, dyed pink with beet juice. Miss Bear's facial features are nori and two cupcake heart sprinkles. The little Valentine cake is made of cheese and pickled beet slice. With her rice ball she had a simple Tamagoyaki (omelette) rolled with pepperoni...let me tell you that's good stuff! She also had a couple of pork rolls stuffed with green beans along with side veggies of broccoli and half a plum tomato. In the second small box she had a pretty fruit salad of frozen raspberries and kiwi with a small heart cup of strawberry yogurt for dessert!!
I knew there was no way she was going to eat it all, but she was home from school today so we munched together though out the day!

Daddy's Lunch today reminded me of walks in the woods of Finland...
I guess I'm thinking of lichen covering rocks and the ground. And I also carved a toadstool/mushroom out of radish (which funny enough I didn't know really exsisted outside of Smurf Village, till I move here! LoL)Yes, I can't wait until it's sunny for hours and hours, but still cool when taking long walks Suomi's Nordic Forrest. Anyways, this lunch may look Scandinavian cool but it tastes of Middle Eastern flair.
He has falafels covered in a spicy tomato sauce with cous-cous and flower cut carrots. He also had a hot salad with peppers, onions,chickpeas, lentils,and sweet peas sauteed in garlic, ginger and olive oil. I also had some steamed broccoli from last night's dinner so I threw those in too! Along besides these spicy things, he had a small cooling side salad with curly lettuce, cucumbers, red/orange plum tomato, more radish and feta cheese. I didn't have any pita bread but I still had big totilla so I cut it into nice wedges!

18 comments:

  1. That is adorable! You're so talented!

    Mary Ellen
    The Working Home Keeper

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    1. Thank you so much Mary Ellen! But I know the REAL talent...there is NOTHING that you can't make look like a million bucks! I just love your blog to pieces!!!

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  2. Awwwwww, this is too cute!! Love your little cupcake, precious. And I'm drooling over daddy's box too. :)

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  3. Thanks sweetie!! Missy Lulu was excited too, till I told her it was cheese and beets!! Ha-ha And I would have changed my lunch with daddy too, but not if I had yours, no way!!

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  4. I love the overflowing richness of this bento, and the Nordic forest concept! I lived in Norway for a few years back in the 90's and have wondered have enjoyed a being a bentoist back then, what with lovely seafood and othern Nordic inspirations.

    Well, your blog is such a fun glimpse into "American in Scandinavia" bentoing!

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    1. Thank you so much Bentobird! I know there are some amazing aspects of Finnish life I can "interpret" into a bentoscape. It's a blast for me to do so I guiltily accept your sweet compliments!

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  5. ~Wonderful bento meals! Your ideas and presentation are fabulous!! :)

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    1. Wow Koogle, thank you so much...I am full of ideas and constantly studying to improve my layout and presentation! It's the best hobby in the world I think!

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  6. Thanks Diana, I really enjoy participating!

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  7. What an incredibly sweet bento! I love the bear, she is so cute :)

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    1. Thank you so much Natakiya! I've improved on my characters some, but I have to study to get that "perfect layout" it's something you get so right everytime!

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  8. Looks so yummy and cute! Love them both and I am feeling so hungry now. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  9. Wow, how cute is that!! I love them both and the bear is just adorable, and the forest - so Finnish! :D

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