Monday, May 30, 2011

Hello Kitty Quick Bento



I found out about this bento contest yesterday, it is ending on 2 June, so no much time, but since I make school lunches for the kids, and I like Hello Kitty (yes yes I know...) here is a little bento :-)


Actually, the bento comes in two boxes, both pink Hello Kitty, they are necessary because I don't like to mix the fruit with the savoury (and the kids don't like that either). Also, although I love bento boxes with sushi, cooking rice in the morning is not an option for me. I need bento lunches that are quick to prepare!


 In the savoury bento there is a boiled egg, cut into two, 4 miniature sandwiches of Pumpernickel bread, Gruyère and salad (held with Hello Kitty picks), a small tomato, and raw carrot slices cut like flowers: a good mixture of proteins, carbo and veggies.


For the fruit mixing colours is good: green and yellow kiwi, orange mandarine slices and a purple berry. And another Hello Kitty pick.
All very simple really, but presentation matters, and makes food taste better. Also, it is fun to prepare :-).
Of course no Hello Kitty bento boxes for the boy... but the food is the same!


Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©


23 comments:

  1. Ma quanto e' carino questo bento!!! Dentro e fuori ;-)

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  2. molto carini e appetitosi!
    ma voi laggiù dovete portare il pranzo a scuola dei bambini?

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  3. ma è proprio bello, sei brava e molto paziente, i giapponesi danno molta importanza all'estetica, è giusto presentare un piatto in un certo modo, accomodare una fatte di carne o del riso in un certo modo, magari accompaganti da altro o sbatterli nel piatto vuol dire molto...baci

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  4. Delizioso, sotto tutti i punti di vista!

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  5. Piacere di conoscerti Alessandra!
    Grazie mille per aver partecipato al nostro contest. :)
    Ti auguro una buona giornata!

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  6. Adorable! Makes food taste better! :)

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  7. You've made food fun as well as delicious. Your children must be thrilled to open their lunch boxes. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  8. Una figata! Sono bellissimi poi quando mi proponi hello kitty lo sai che con me caschi bene! Lo adoro! :)
    Elisa

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  9. Thank you all for your comments.

    @ Gaia, i bimbi si devono portare il pranzo a scuola, e non e' detto che lo mangino (magari si mettono a giocare o fanno altre cose), e non hanno neppure tavoli e sedie nella maggior parte delle scuole, si siedono fuori, su delle panche o sul prato, o se piove sotto alla veranda, ma fuori. E' dura d'inverno, fa freddo e una minestra calda ci vorrebbe :-(.

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  10. Love Bentos are amazing and look always beauty! gloria

    http;//canelakitchen.blogspot.com

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  11. Awww, your bento box is so cute!

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  12. So adorable...I want this to be my lunch...all my students would be so excited. xoxo happy new week

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  13. These look very cute, great job!

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  14. Un pasto decisamente allegro, versatile per i pranzi in ufficio e perfetto per le giornate ormai calde!

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  15. Peccato che qui le giornate stiano diventando freddine, e a scuola non c'e' la mensa che offra un piatto di minestra caldo!

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  16. That's very Japanesey! I wanna bring your o-bento and have a picnic!!

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  17. SSF, soon you will start making pretty obento for your daughter too :-)!

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  18. You're also joining the contest, good on you :D)!! Well, now let's hope that both of us are the lucky winners ;).

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  19. Hello Kitty is very cute, we saw a lot while in singapore last week, resisted buying myself a lunch box :0)

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  20. Cooking Gallery, no hope to compete with your bento :-)!!!

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  21. Oh my. What lucky children. Their lunch beats mine any day! I'd even swap my very sensible looking tupperware with a Hello Kitty bento box. :)

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  22. I also hate fruit and salty things together - I kind of wish I didn't (miss out on a lot of Middle -Eastern dishes) but taste is taste... Hello Kitty, kawaii!

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  23. Thank you! This is so nice to see people making bento :)

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