Tuesday, February 16, 2010

sorta sushi bento

Sometimes a bento just doesn't come together for me, or there will one component that just stands out and ruins the end product for me - both are the case with this bento. Here it is (try to hide your snickers and laughter!):

Left to right: Cheeze-it Crackers, rolled "sushi" jelly sandwiches, a silicone cup of strawberry yogurt with apple-strawberry fruit leather hearts on top, apple pieces in the bottom corner.

Those apple pieces are an eye sore. The cut-out I tried to make on the peel turned out all wonky. My daughter must have agreed because she didn't eat it and she usually LOVES apples. Hmphf.

The sandwich "sushi" is super easy to do:
- flatten your bread (I used a rolling pin this time, but I'd done it before by just smooshing it really well between two cutting boards)
- add your sandwich contents (I just used jelly this time)
- roll the bread up
- cut into segments with a sharp knife
Very fun and easy and visually interesting in a bento box. :)

To make the yogurt more "bento friendly" and less spilly I drained away some of the liquid by making a funnel out of paper-towels and leaving the yogurt in the funnel, sealed in a larger container, overnight. The result is a thicker, creamier, yogurt. Similar to greek yogurt. As an added bonus, it makes the yogurt less messy to eat too. This is a good thing, for my little girl is a VERY messy eater.
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Susan B. said... [Reply to comment]

I love the sushi jelly sandwiches! I made some one day out of a flat out wrap and they made the biggest mess. I guess the flatout didn't work because it didn't have "pores" (for lack of a better word) to hold the jelly. Will try with regular bread sometime.


No snickers here - I think you did a nice job.

Shannon said... [Reply to comment]

This is SUPER cute, love the sushi sandwiches, I'll definitely be trying that!

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