Here's a helpful tip...don't freeze black rice and expect it to hold a shape when you thaw it! I was pleasantly surprised when the fresh hot black rice held together nicely in a triangular onigiri mold 2 weeks ago, but not so impressed when it fell apart after being microwaved 2 weeks later. So to maintain my original bento design with a black witch's hat, I grabbed a triangular silicon baking cup and put the black rice inside that instead.
Once I had the cat and hat finished, it looked more pirate or pilgrim to me, but whatever, it still looks seasonal, right?!
Ryan's lunch: green beans dressed w/soy sauce; black rice w/carrot; meatless meatballs; rice ball w/nori & black rice cat face; carrot sticks.
Ryan's school snack:
dried apricots, pumpkin
banana coconut bar.
AJ's school snack:
raisins, pumpkin banana
For recipe, see here,
but add 1 banana & 1/2
cup shredded coconut.
I never did get around to blogging yesterday. It snowed for the second time in mid-October (never happens here!)...the kids were stir-crazy...and my husband was on the way home from 4 days in Texas. And I was about out of groceries.
So time for a muffin tin meal. Seriously, I had 1 frozen veggie burger, 2 end pieces of bread, some random dried fruits & nuts, and a few stray farm veggies and apples hanging around...but the kids always go for a "picnic" as they call it!
Top row: BBQ Sunshine Burger wedges; apple slices; bell pepper & cucumber slices.
Middle row: green beans; pbj sandwiches; carrot sticks.
Bottom row: cashews & Craisins; edamame; peanuts & raisins.
Now that Maia has all
her 1 year molars and
almost all of her incisors,
she's ready to share all
of the yummy crunchy
foods that her brothers
She held her own during
the vulture diving food