Making bento boxes really sparked a whole new trend in the house for a while.
Our entire view on food shifted to keeping in mind what would work well to put in the lunches the next day. Even the dog got compartmentalized food a few times. And here, my mom skipped trying to travel with a full awkward veggie tray by doing several individually packed veggie bags.
The same could be done with plastic bowls as the larger holder, of course, and would be good for long car rides with the kids, picnics, etc. Actually, those Glad salad bowls that come with a little pop-out salad dressing bowl would work perfect for them, too, but I didn’t see those until quite a while after Mom did these. Why buy specialized bowls when you can work with what you already have anyway? These are much cuter.
Awwww! Aren’t these adorable?? Cooler temperatures are coming and that means more excuses to bake.
The site I found them on is written in Japanese and doesn’t translate quite so well, but I can’t imagine these being too difficult to recreate yourself. Use your favorite bread recipe, roll into small balls, add some tiny ones for ears (if the bread isn’t too sticky, try using an egg wash to help keep them in place), and find some suitable seeds or spices for some eyes.
Double awww….they’d be so cute. I’m going to have to make some of these now. And maybe stick them in a bento box, ‘cause they’d be the perfect mini-size. Awww again. :P