Love is in the air, and in my daughter’s lunchbox
Bento #29: Gretchen the Dog with a Flying Heart
Decorated sandwich: Cheese, nori, and bread crusts to make our loyal family hound, Gretchen; egg whites and pepperoni for the the flying heart. Sandwich is just white bread and butter.
Sides: Sliced hot dogs, rolled egg white omelet.
Sliced cucumbers, carrot flowers, checker board apple, grape tomatoes, Happy Hippo cookie.
Bento #30: Valentine Bear with Roses
Bear: Sushi rice shaped with plastic wrap, nori facial details. Roses made from grape tomatoes (tutorial here) and lettuce.
Sides: Decoratively cut apple, carrot and cucumber salad, cocktail hot dogs, Babybel cheese with heart cut-out.
Not pictured: Thermos of miso soup.
Bento #31: Happy Heart Sandwich Bento (vegetarian)
Sandwiches: White bread filled with raspberry jam and shaped with a specialty cutter. Happy face made with nori.
Sides (clockwise from sandwiches): Heart shaped cherry tomatoes (tutorial here); Happy Hippo cookie; carrot flowers; strawberry hearts; string cheese cut and speared on heart mini forks.
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Hope everyone has a romantic weekend. Or a satisfyingly un-romantic one. Your choice. 😉