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Bento Carnival

November 7, 2007

Onigiri, tiny grapes from our vines, pretzel nuggets, and lemon cookies.

I haven’t been very good about getting pictures of the bento recently–it’s tricky to remember in the morning rush.  Of course, a lot of the time they don’t look that hot, either.

Fruit salad, Annie’s Goddess Dressing, multi-grain crackers, egg salad, steamed snow peas and carrots, chocolate cornflake haystack.

Some things to note:  dipping apple sections in acidulated water to keep them from turning brown really works!  The tutorial here on onigiri is worth your time;  I’ll never burn my fingers making messy, ugly rice balls again.  In fact all of Just Hungry, and the new sister site, Just Bento, are really great.  Take a look.  Enjoy.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Jo Fothergill permalink
    November 7, 2007 2:43 am

    Just Hungry and Just Bento are great … i use a press to make my onigiri rolls …

    and i like your blue bento box … better hide it when i visit or it’ll disappear back to NZ with me …

  2. November 7, 2007 12:54 pm

    It looks yummy 🙂

  3. melyndahuskey permalink*
    November 10, 2007 8:50 pm

    Hey, Jo–you can buy the bento box on-line here:

    Ours is at least four years old, and it’s held up very well.

    Hey, Jean, it was great to meet you tonight!

  4. Jo Fothergill permalink
    November 11, 2007 12:01 pm

    oh – cool – and i just checked the NZ Tupperware site and see they have it – i’m sure someone at school sells tupperware so i’ll go hunt them up today …


  5. Adam's Mom permalink
    June 3, 2008 5:38 pm

    I knew you were a foodie, but I had no idea how serious it was!!! I lived in Japan for three months in college, and I hadn’t heard the word “onigiri” since then. How fun. I’m going to have to try this with the kids this summer. One filling my host family did for their onigiri was smoked salmon — just little flakes through out the triangle-shaped rice ball.

    Thanks for the ideas!

  6. melyndahuskey permalink*
    June 3, 2008 6:43 pm

    I love little pieces of umeboshi plum in my rice balls–they’re pretty cheap up at World Market, and a bottle lasts a long time. Also leftover salmon. The kids will eat only plain rice with nori, of course.

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