When Wendy of Wendelonia recently asked for volunteers to take up a fun bento challenge with her, I couldn’t wait to take part! The idea is that each week a group of four bloggers is allocated three specific bento tools as a starting point from which to make their own creative bento lunches. I was one of the four bloggers for this week’s challenge, and our tools were the Laptop Lunches bento box, the rabbit/bear egg mould set and this hat pick set. At the end of this post I’ve put a link to the challenge post on Wendelonia, where you can see what everyone came up with this week. Do go over and take a closer look at the brilliant bentos made by the other bloggers – I think it’s really interesting how we came up with such different lunches!
I started this lunch off with some leftovers – a fruity rice salad from dinner the night before, topped with some bunnies cut from raw carrot using a mini bento cutter. On the side was a hard boiled egg, shaped using the rabbit egg mould, cucumber sticks and a couple of raw baby carrots, decorated with leaf picks. I popped the egg bunny in a silicone cupcake case, and added a sheet of silicone ‘grass’ and a bow from the hat pick set to decorate. For dessert I layered green grapes and raspberries in one of the containers, topping with a couple more grapes decorated with hat picks. I finished the lunch off with a tub of natural yoghurt, topped with a few rainbow sprinkles, and added a bunny themed mini bento spoon and fork set to the box.
Small Child ate most of this lunch, leaving some of the rice and a couple of cucumber sticks, which he finished off as a snack after school. Waste not, want not and all that!
If you’d like to see details of the other 3 lunches in the challenge, click here to visit the Wendolonia blog. And if you’re as impressed by Wendy’s beautiful bentos as I am, do check out her wonderful new book ‘Everyday Bento‘, which I reviewed here on the Eats Amazing blog recently.
Tools used to make this lunch: