Wednesday, October 28, 2009


AGGGH!!!! A BOY! The costumed kid reminds me of something from It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, which has always been one of my favourite Halloween book and movies.
Ryan's lunch: Tofutti cream cheese & strawberry jelly ghost sandwich w/raisin eyes; steamed broccoli; peanuts; slice of asparagus bacun tofu quiche topped with a soy/rice cheese ghost trick-or-treater w/nori eyes.

I thought it would be
interesting to show a
typical morning's
spread of tools I use
to create a bento
embellishment. Here
you can see the ghost
cookie cutter I used
for the sandwich, scraps
of leftovers, the costumed
boy in progress, and
various knives, tweezers
(for placing tiny nori
pieces) and scissors. I do
sometimes use shape
punches, but more often
I just use some small
scissors and cut shapes
freehand. On the right
you can see a box full of
nori scraps, which reduces
waste and is handy for
tiny facial features.

Finally, the finished
product. Notice the size
of the bento in comparison to a typical small cocktail napkin. It took less than one raisin to create the eyes of the ghost!

And here's Maia at school
waiting to pick up AJ. The
fall leaves on some of the
trees were really impress-
ive. All of the fall colour
has been late this year,
but there have been some
very vibrant red trees.


Jessica said...

Ahhhh! I love these boxes!

Unknown said...

So cute!! I just love the little ghosts!

Happy Little Bento said...

Cream cheese ghost! What a great idea! I am getting so many ideas from everyone's blogs :)