Bentolicious #232
I was happy this morning when I saw the sun finally shined. But just when I finished making bento and wanted to take the picture, the sky went dark. Probably the baby that I made for today's bento got surprised too LOL :D I tried my best to take the picture, a bit dark though. I don't think I need to explain the ingredients that I used to make the surprised baby and his doll. Can you guess all of them?
Kids will be going home at 3PM today, so here am I, sitting at the Starbucks, typing the post, and probably after this trying to find an idea for tomorrow's bento. I'm thinking about making a character from Sanrio right now. But sometimes the idea will just switch to another idea. Anyway, I wish I can have a cup of coffee with all my bento friends. Wouldn't that be great?
Inside the boxes : rice, stir fry veggies (carrots, green beans, baby corns), boiled quail eggs, cucumbers, and five spice chicken.


Such a cute bento! I'm guessing that rice, ketchup, nori, candy, egg sheets and/or cheese are in the little kyaraben part? ^^ You always make yours so interesting.

Okay, colored rice, egg sheet, kamaboko!
I will meet you at Starbucks! Can you order my tall Americano for me?
That would be way too much fun to chat together and pick up the kids every afternoon... sigh...

@AikoVenus : Thanks a lot Shin! I didn't use cheese but egg white sheet for the white part hehehe ... Trick you there :D And I colored the rice using decofuri. Still have some packs to finish before expire (^.^)

@sheri fujihara chen : You guessed it right Sheri! Usually I ordered latte but today is Americano for me. Wish we live nearby ... oh well! Virtual coffee time then ;)

haha..i keep smiling looking at your bento.. the baby is absolutely adorable, what i like most is the little doll he cuddles..:)

yea.. wish we stay near so we can have a bento mum gathering at starbucks.

@Bobo : Thanks a lot Florence! Glad that you like it. I think we will have so much fun if that really happened (^.^)

Hi Lia, same answer as Sheri (sorry, Sheri for imitating your answer hahaha) and I love your use of jelly ball!
she looks sweet-cuddly :)
Should head to Starbucks with you soon hehehe

@Journal Mommy Yenny : hahaha ... :D
Thanks a lot Yen for your kind comment as always! We should have lunch together sometimes because I always wait for the kids at SB Botanic. Near your office right?

Hi! =)
I'd like to invite you to my bento contest:
Please join us! ;)

@Sayuri : Thanks a lot for the info! I will check your blog very soon :)

Joining you at the Starbucks too! Our coffee machine broke yesterday night!! TOTAL panic! Eh...
Oh... so sweet baby! By the way... another question today (am I bothering you with so many lately? ;)... is the jelly ball for the nose sweet? So many colors, love them!

@karaimame : Thanks a lot Lilian! Hope the coffee machine will be fixed soon or you will have to join me at the Starbucks hehehe ...
The jelly balls came in 3 colors in one pack (red, yellow, and white). They are sweet but not that kind of candy sweet. I'm actually want to doing some experiment this weekend to make my own. If success, I will share it in tips section. Wish me luck! (^.^)

Cutie Cute bento!~

the surprised look is sooo kawaii

@prince n princess mum : Thanks a lot!

@noobcook : Thanks a lot Wiffy!

Yes, that would be great, I want to have a cup of coffee with you! All of those vegetables in the back look delicious. I can't wait to see what you come with next!

What a detail work! I love the cute expression. I wish I can make a cute bento like you next year as my son will start bringing in bento to school!

Happy to see you back with you bento creations again :)!! I didn't notice at all that you're struggling with the lightning because your photo is still gorgeous as ever :)! Btw, Happy New Year 2012, Lia, I wish you and your family all the best :D)!! Looking forward to seeing your sanrio bento - I am still thinking myself what I should make for tomorrow's bento, I have not been so productive in bento making lately...

@OhayoBento : I would love too. Kids always finished their veggies but there are some veggies that are not their favorite. Thanks a lot Heather!

@Nami : Thanks a lot Nami! I know you will be doing just fine later. Especially with your delicious cooking. And your son will be so happy to take his own bento to school. Don't worry (^.^)

@Cooking Gallery : Thanks a lot Sin! With bad lighting then I have to take more pictures with different exposures and to do more editing. Just more works to do :p I'm getting lazy to take the picture hahaha ...
I'm sure you will find some ideas for your bento very soon, happy bento-ing!

sooooo cute

Heehee! I love the surprised look on the face. I also love the snowflakes! You are always so precise with your bentos yet it still manages to look fresh and creative! Hope you had a great weekend Lia. : )

@melonpan : Thank you!

@ChantaleP : Thanks a lot Chantale! Happy weekend to you and your family too! I have never seen the real snow until now. So only can make it for the bento hehehe ... (^.^)

HI Lia! Hope you had a great holiday. Beautiful and super cute bento! :) The snow flakes are amazing!

Hi Lia! Hope you're doing all good and well. So glad to know that you're finally getting some good shine from Mr Sun! ;)

Love that surprised expression on the baby and his doll is too cute! :)

Love this so much! The baby look so comfy cuddling the little 'soft toy' :)

Wow this is so cute!I love making bento for school lunch and this site is full of great tips and samples!Thank you for sharing:3

@Susan Yuen : Thanks a lot Susan! I used plunger cutter to make the snowflakes. It was easy and the cutter comes with 3 sizes in one set (^.^)

@Lyn : Thanks a lot Lyn! Sorry for the late reply. I have been sick, bed rest from last Sunday so didn't check my blog. Doing ok now. Hope you have a great weekend!

@KidsDreamWork : Thanks a lot Ai Ping! Glad to see your comment again :)

@Cyalyn : Hi Cyalyn! Thanks a lot for visiting my blog. Hope you have fun making your school lunch! I'm happy to share with all of you :)

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