Sunday, March 08, 2009

Bento#1: Hello Kitty Vege Egg Sandwich

That is what I prepared for Angel’s lunch few days ago. This is not a proper Bento meal yet because for Angel’s easy access to her food, I did it in her dish plate :). I am trying to practice with all my tools which has been left untouched actually. It does take a massive time to prepare the bread because I am such a novice in this area still but after preparing the meal (and also having to attend to Angel’s crying and her needs on and off), I think I would only have time to do such meals again when I really have more time to spare or else, dealing with such details and Angel at the same time really was such a challenge :P

Angel can’t wait to eat her meals when she saw the Hello Kitty on her plate and call out “Ti ….. Ti …… “ (as in Kitty) but once I handle her the food, the first thing she dug into was the grapes instead @_@. However after the meal, I think the sandwich would be more suitable for older kids as the sandwich combination is a bit dry for little Angel to swallow without her bottle of apple juice. Furthermore, she didn’t really chew her food hence the bread would stuck on her throat most of the time. Other then that, everything seems fine with her. But I did mention before that Angel hates fried eggs so I thought to give this meal a little difference seeing whether she would love her fried eggs. I have add in not only vege to the eggs but some mince chicken meat as to add some flavour to the eggs as well. she does take a few bites on the eggs then, she keep feeding me the rest of the eggs and only save the piece of bread to herself LoL I guess I shall try other version next time unless I am feeling to have more fried eggs for myself :) Nice try though …. LoL


^ ^ On her plate (clockwise in the top left picture) were Black Grapes, Goat Milk Yogurt sprinkled with Haw Flakes (山楂), Some extra Vege Egg*, Hello Kitty Vege Egg* Sandwich. (*Vege Eggs = Egg, Cabbage, Onions, Carrots + Chicken Meat).

28 comments:

Esmeralda said...

Oh my.. what a lovely Bento.. love it so much... What did u put to shape the nose? Haw flakes? And the ribbon is carrot? Whiskers are dried seaweed? So nice oh... No wonder u said you took so long to do this, coz this needs 'kung-fu'... Well done Caroline... Haha.. so Angel still wanna be 'fried-egg-free'? :)

chooi peng said...

wow... you really got the 'heart' to decor the kitty face!!! it look very nice!!!!!

Merryn said...

alamax.. so cute! how to eat like that? i wont have the heart to eat such cute thingy! :)

MeRy said...

They are so cute.....I dun think I will have time to prepare Bento Set for Ryan as he is more demanding now and need lot lot of attention.

Btw, what is the thing that stuck to the black grape?

LittleLamb said...

if angel didnt like the lunch, i will eat it all for u.. made me hungry. and the grape...dark black color...i seldom see it.. did u peel off the skin for her?

the little prince said...

By looking at the pictuer, mummy angel you make me feel hungry la!! :-)

Where did you buy the bread cutter?

2ma said...

very very nice hello kitty bread!!!

Contentedmom said...

wow....you are really superdee creative! :) lots of love and effort

Kristie said...

wow the hello kitty bread looks so real heheheh... :) good job dear!!!!!

Mummy Moon said...

Very nice.. I like your hello kitty sandwich

MommyAngel said...

Esmeralda, thank you so much!! Oh, the nose is actually egg yolk :P And the ribbon is actually a edible sheet (fish flavour) ..... It is something similar to those Shredded Squid Snacks which we can get from the supermarket, carrot will do too!
- Unfortunately she still doesn’t wants to eat her fried-egg

CP, WAH, so surprised to see you here leh. Thanks to you too!! Ya lor, but it really takes a lot of time coz my seaweeds tends to get blow away all the time, first time doing it leh :)

Merryn, still can eat leh, taste even nicer I guess, hahahaha!!

Mery, ya ..... one thing you are right, our kids at this moment really demanding a lot of our time and very clingy too, that’s why it take ages for me to complete this hello kitty :) Oh, those on the black grapes are bento picks …. Something like a tooth pick for Angel to pick up her grapes :)

Rachel, hahaha, you are so nice willing to eat my bento :) You can see black grapes in Giant, etc. No, I didn’t peel of the skin but I did scrub the skin and rinse them using boiling water before feeding Angel coz I think the skin is nutritious.

Yugene, I bought those from Chooi Peng too.

2ma, thanks!!

Irene, thanks for the compliment!! Ya, sometimes me too really didn’t expected that I can go that far (being so patient sweating hot in the kitchen) just to please my little girl :)

Kristie, thank you so much dear!!

Mummy Moon, thank you so much!! I can’t wait to see your next bento post too!!!

Esmeralda said...

I see.. really creative of you... Wah... too bad for Ashton... I'm not a bento-ing mum... I'm not an art kind of person so I'm afraid that I'll mess up the whole thing!

Anyway, great job!

Irene said...

very very yau sam kei oh! good job!

agnes said...

oh guess what?? chloe loves to eat the 山楂饼 alone!!! it helps to increase her appetite some more

Cath J said...

ayooo... may be I have to 'umpan' my son with all this... hopefully he will start eating and no more choosy... lol...

MommyAngel said...

Esmeralda, glad that you are not into it coz it really takes up a lot of time :) This thing really gets ppl hocked so easily. But hor after I have done the first one, I think actually I am more interested in collecting those cute utensils more then actually doing it la ….. how ah?

Irene, thanks dear :)

Agnes, oh …. Really?? Not just Chloe loves 山楂饼I guess, even I myself couldn’t live without it especially the ‘old brand’ Haw Flakes!! But for your info, the ever ‘famous’ haw flakes have been banned in US few times due to toxic ingredients found inside (made in CHINA for sure will have this problem one, goggle it!) so eat under your own discretion ya :)

Cath, hahaha …. Hope it will work for your son ya :)

Esmeralda said...

Well, seems that lots of mummies have been doing nice bentos for their kids, I'm sort of 'itchy' wanna try to do simple ones lar.. See whether can find the 'ka-lan-zhang' first tomoro then decide.. ;)

Actually for us ladies, we love to collect cute stuffs, even me, I love to collect cute plastic bags... maybe bento set is my next thing to collect???

MommyAngel said...

Esmeralda, good luck in hunting for the accessories :) You love to collect cute plastic bags? Same with my sister and mom!!

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Angel is so lucky to have you. You really put so much effort into her meal.

I love the meal alot. It is so colourful and nutritous.

I think it is a great start that Angel slowly taking the food that you prepared for her. Keep it up Angel!

"Shan Zha" is it those that sell in sundry shop? We call it "Shan Zha Go".

MommyAngel said...

JT, actually is the other way round, I feel so lucky to have her actually :)

Ya ... I am glad too but 1 whole month of consistent trying to offer her again and again is really a hard work, but it pays off finally and I am glad too.

Yes, Shan Zha is those you said one, very sweet and can be eaten directly one :) I love it but like always, stuffs Made in China is to be consume with precautions :P

Lemonjude said...

Nice Kitty bento meal for Angel...meal makes with full of love..

She can hold and eat the sandwich bread by herself?

MommyAngel said...

Judy, she can't really hold the sandwich (the bread + egg + bread) yet but she is getting there :) But she took out all the eggs and feed me while she only have the white bread this round :)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

When I was a kid, I like to eat Shan Zha, but now not favour it.
Anyway, you are very creative in adding Shan Zha into the menu.

MommyAngel said...

JT, thanks Joanne :)

quEeNie said...

aiyo, its too nice to eat already...

MommyAngel said...

:)

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MommyAngel said...

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