Bentolicious #147
Happy Friday! Another quick and flying week ... I'm surely very tired this week. We just 'passed out' last night, both me and my husband. I thought we woke up by alarm bell at 5AM and slept again until Audrey knocked on our bed room door, entered and then said 'Mom, it's already 6.20AM' ... wuahhh I jumped out of the bed, took shower and prepared breakfast for the kids. Bento was way too late to be prepared because the kids had to leave at 7AM from home. But after the crazy morning, I still managed to make bento for Audrey. My husband dropped the kids to school before went to the office. I made this bento with no one at home and it was more fun and relax. I will go to drop this bento to the school before lunch time at 12PM. And will wait at the Starbucks near kids' school until 2PM to pick them up.
The owl was made with colored egg sheet (again) and as you can see, I used a lot of small cutters to make some details for the owl. The tree was made of celery. Inside the other box : sauteed Chinese spinach & corns, cherry tomato, prawns in tomato & garlic sauce, edamame, and fried fish cake. All of the foods in this box are Audrey's favorite. I didn't make any bento for her yesterday so she just had lunch from school catering with Andrew, who still 'refuses' to bring bento to school :p Some friends from my Junior High will have dinner at our house on Saturday and guess what ... I will be going to a baking class on Sunday. I will start from the simplest class first - 'making cookies'. Wish me luck, hope I can overcome my fear to bake LOL :D Wish you all a great weekend!!


Wow Lia, if I were you I would wake up late and make a leisurely bento to drop off at 12 every day (lazy lazy me!) haha!
Have fun at your baking class! I love baking a lot because I love baked goods! You will have no problems, and I look forward to your cookies. Don't forget to airmail some to your pal in SF :D

Have fun learning to bake. I'm not much of a baker myself. I think baking is hard to do.

If you can make this super beautiful owl can bake cookies.

Can't wait to see what you come up with.

@sherimiya : Thanks a lot Sheri! I'm thinking that too ... to make bento after they go to school and drop the bento later. But I think I can't do that everyday because the school is a bit far hehehe ... I hope I will have fun on Sunday and my target is to make our Xmas cookies on Dec, woohoo excited (^.^)

@Debra : Thanks a lot Deb! I always scare and being silly about baking. Hope after the class, I will improve a little bit and have enough courage to make your famous butter mochi LOL :D

What a hectic day! But you're a great mom you make bento completely at that busy time.
I'm certainly looking forward to your super cute baked stuff!! Go for it Lia :D

Tku suka owl-nya. Wah, telat membawa berkah dong mbak. Karna telat malah bisa ngerjain bento dgn santai :D
good luck utk kursus-nya!

Another cute bento, Lia. Love your owl so ,uch with those heart shape details and the BIG eyes.
Don;t be afraid of baking, dear. Baking ia FUN and I am looking forward for all your cute cookies. :)

So cute. I love owls *.*

Making cookies is fun :) Especially for kids.

@babykins : Thanks a lot Izumi! I believe you have that heptic day too sometimes. But luckily, we don't bump to that kind of day everyday or else I will be walking like zombie hahaha ... I'm looking forward to the cookies class too :)

@Sysyl : Thanks a lot Syl! Iya kalo sekolahnya tidak jauh kayaknya lebih enak bikinnya pas mereka udah berangkat sekolah dan drop bentonya pas udah mau makan siang :)

@Emily Ng : Thanks a lot Emily! I should learn baking from you. Hope that learning to bake will be fun like learning to make bento :)

@Flicksi : Thanks a lot! Kids asked me to bake their Christmas cookies on Dec. So I should prepare myself first with the skill hehehe :)

Wow.. you were late and still had time to make this awesome bento? I mean it's really... awesome! lol. Have a great weekend Lia.. and have fun at your baking class!

@Chantale : It is actually more convenient for me to make the bento after they go to the school and drop it later before lunch time. The problem is the school is quite far from home so can't do that everyday. But I think I might do this from time to time hehehe ... Thanks a lot Chantale and have a nice weekend too :)

Looks very cute and tasty.
I like the natural colours very much :)

@Kyo : Thanks a lot Kyo!

I'm in love with your sweet owl, Lia, so artistic and endearing! You'll do great at your baking class and soon be dazzling us with beautiful baked goods, I'm sure! Enjoy and have a very happy weekend :D

baking class sounds so fun, wish i could come!

i love all the tiny details on this owl -- you are always so creative in thinking of uses for the different shaped cutters! and this owl looks friendly *and* smart :o)

happy weekend lia!

@bentobird : Thanks a lot Jenn! Have a great weekend too :)

@megan : Baking with bento friends, that will be awesome hehehe ... Thanks a lot Megan for your sweet comment! Happy weekend too :)

WOW! Lia, you're a great mom! I love that cute little owl, so sweet :)
Have a great weekend.

Mbak liaaaaa, how are u? long time no visiting ur blog, n i miss a lot of new creations of yours. U're still d great one mbak !.

Btw, aku suka banget sama si 'owl' nya.....

Wow! Your owl is perfect! You did a fantastic job!

Oh yeaH! You are a super mom :). Might be so nice to prepare bento without much hurries... (eh, I am thinking about ways to be lazy as well ahahah ).
So cute owl! One of my favorite birds :)
And Lia, good luck with the baking classes! I am 100% sure it will go very well! You are so talented with little details, soon you will be making us drool around with your fresh from oven goodies ^_^
Have a great weekend!

wow so u really makes those bentos! that's so cool! =) n ur blog is really cute <3

You did it again. You are just amazing!! I simply cannot wait to see what you come up with next. But guarantee, it will be just as good ... if not better, than the last! What a creative use of celery. I'm curious what the white parts on the owl are from. They look so white!

Ever think of writing a book??

@Anncoo : Thanks a lot! Have a great weekend too :)

@The Bargowo : Hi Menoq! You back to bento again? Will check your blog soon. Thanks a lot :)

@OhayoBento : Thanks a lot Heather!

@karaimame : Thanks a lot Lilian! Not a super mom, I got the lazy bug too sometimes or try to make any excuses to have more 'me' time hehehe ... I think we deserve it though :p You are so great and inspiring with your baking. I think I will go to explore the baking things and see whether I like it or not (read : how big the disaster that I will create) LOL :D

@HitomiNeko : Thanks a lot Hitomi for your kind comment!

@Kelly Polizzi : Thanks a lot Kelly! The white parts of the owl were also from the egg sheet. Only used the egg white and separated the egg yolk :)

Hi Lia Chen, the owl is very nice. You cut the owl body free hand? All of your bentos are so neat!!! By the way, enjoy your baking class :)

Wow! This bento is sooooo cute! I love the owl! A baking class will be fun! Tell us how it goes :)

aw aw.. Ilove the owl ^^

@Shanie : Thanks a lot Shanie! Drew the body on the trace paper first and then cut it free hand. Then used small cutters for the small parts of the owl :)

@Jenni Price Illustration : Thanks a lot Jenni!

@3snahousedesign : Thanks a lot Esna!

Lovely owl! And that is so hardworking of you to go to the school to send the bento! :D
So did you have a great time in the baking class? I don't think baking will be any problem for you with your skills!

cute little owl,love that celery stick it was standing on..

we will be anticipating lots of cute cookies in your blog soon..:)

@Kids Dream Work : Thanks a lot Ai Ping! If I'm not too busy then it's okay to drop the lunch. I had fun yesterday in my baking class. We made a lot of cookies, and enjoyed the whole process with other students. Not as scary as I think LOL :D

@Bobo : Thanks a lot! I really want to make our Christmas cookies this year :)

Cute owl!

@prince n princess mum : Thanks a lot!

Cute owl Lia!
Don't think I'll ever have peace till my girl is in school! hahaha That means another 4 years from now!

@Angeleyes : Be patient, that 'freedom' will come to you soon hehehe ... Thanks a lot Alice!

Lia, the bentos are SO SO the owl one :-)

Your kids are the luckiest kids! to have such and amazing mommy like you.
Love the owl, if only I can make such cute bento like yours ....

@Juliana : Thanks a lot Juliana!

@Just a MOM : Thanks a lot Lin! And I feel blessed with those 2 kids in my life. Love your cute and pretty bento too :)

Oh Lia! The owl is amazing! I love how you have him perched on a branch too!

@Susan Yuen : Thanks a lot Susan!

I've been reading back through your posts, and this bento is my FAVORITE!!!!! So amazing and adorable :)

@Mischievous Mack : Thanks a lot!