Well this has got to be the bento that has taken the longest – over 1 hour – and I haven’t cleaned up the kitchen yet! I got so engrossed in what I was doing. I didn’t have a clue what I was going to make but I had to go to the supermarket to get some bread and milk because the shops are all shut here on Sundays. And I really wanted to get some greenery. They didn’t have any cucumbers or lettuce so I got spinach and grapes! I started moulding the rice in the cling film and started making a rectangle but I spotted some of the “Bunte Eier” that I’d also bought (store bought pre-boiled eggs, brightly coloured) and I suddenly decided to make an easter egg shape. I put thin Nori Seaweed strips round and put little butterflies on for decoration using a craft punch. I put some Surimi crabsticks together and tied them in a bundle with the Nori. I put some more of the Surimi onto a food pick and I made a radish into a kawaii mushroom by digging out a hole for an apple tube to go in. Then I put some carrot “sweets/cracker/bows” on for decoration. At the right hand side is a mushroom made of rice and again using a tube of apple for the core, some juicy green grapes and a food pick with 4 “Sauerkirschen” (Morello Cherries) to finish.
I just had an awesome time making this! It’s pretty cool how you can eat the scraps as you go along and not have to worry about the calories! :o)