Today’s Bento is Jimbo from Jimbo and the Jet Set, and completes my 80’s cartoon characters Bento theme week. He is made from cheese, boiled egg, Nori and food colouring. Special thanks to Pikko from Adventures in Bentomaking for uploading her brand new video showing how to cut cheese with a cocktail stick and using templates. Now I just need to find a good way to cut boiled egg! All the sides went raggedy!
I forgot to put Jimbo’s feet on! If you look at the original image he is supposed to have 2 big round white feet, but by the time I realised, I’d given up trying cut any more egg white, it was just not happening for me today!
The Jimbo cheese character is on top of a pressed circle of plain rice, which will go very nicely with the bolognaise sauce in the separate dish. The sauce is from yesterday evening’s “Tapsi”, an Iraqi dish similar to bolognaise sauce with added fried aubergines and fried potato slices, eaten with rice either mixed in or separate. It’s very delicious and one of my favorite foods of all time along with Moroccan Lamb with prunes, Cauliflower Cheese and Fish and Chips. Not all at the same time LOL 😀
From Wikipedia: “Jimbo and the Jet Set (often shortened to simply Jimbo) is a British animated cartoon series broadcast in the 1980s, featuring the adventures of the eponymous Jimbo, a talking aeroplane. Created by Maddocks Cartoon Productions, it originally ran for 25 episodes between 1985 and 1986.” See the whole Wikipedia entry here.
Disclaimer: I do not own any images of Jimbo and the Jet Set. The work here that is my own is the cutting of the cheese, egg and Nori and the cooking of the egg, rice and brocolli. No copyright infringement intended in any way whatsoever. This Bento was made for fun.