Back to school Monday for Mr. Ben! Mondays are my crazy days--normally we leave around 12:30 and I don't make it home other than 10 minutes at 4ish and 10 minutes at 6ish. However, this Monday, we added on a morning coffee time with a sweet friend & her daughter, so the one smart thing I did was make Ben's snack last night.
Benjamin had turkey & cheese sandwich rolls (or as Faith still calls it "faux sushi", yes that's Faith's very first bento linked, back in June 2007!) on Nature's Own Wheat Bread, half a boiled egg decorated with a bit of cucumber to look like a kitty, a few carrot pieces for stability, grapes & strawberries.
A few observations--sandwich rolls work a lot better if you roll them up, put a bit of wrap around them and stick them in the fridge for a few hours. They sliced up so much better than a fresh piece of bread. I also use a rolling pin to flatten the bread which helps it roll out, and microwave it for maybe 10 seconds to soften in first.
Now, since Ben had a kitty egg, I couldn't leave Faith out, and I did have the other half of the boiled egg to work with ...
She got a bunny!
He's basically the same as the kitty, but where the kitty got cucumber pointy ears, the bunny got baby carrot fluffy ears. The eyes & nose are a teeny cookie cutter, but I think a straw would work too. The mouths are the edge of a heart cookie cutter, pressed out twice to make the shape.
I'm loving these two eggs, so cute!