I am experimenting with rice. Coloring rice and shaping it to be more exact. I grew up eating rice practically every night but making it and squishing it into shapes is totally new, and exciting! I looked up “how to make oniguri” and carefully read directions. Then I ignored everything and used the long grain rice I had anyway! Needless to say my rice wasn’t really sticky enough! I tried to squish it into a cutter I have that is shaped like a long neck dinosaur, Ara watched me the whole time. As I tried taking it out it fell to bits so I tried to salvage the lunch by shaping it into a T-Rex head. I added some sweet and sour sauce as glue and kinda-sorta got it to hold it’s shape. Ara asked for a girl dinosaur and suggested the eyelashes. I built the whole bento around the dino shaped whole wheat chicken nuggets we found at the store. Not the healthiest, but way fun! I tossed in a tiny orange, strawberries, steamed broccoli, and cucumber slices to round things out. The tiny leaves are from my new spearmint plant.
Oh, I forgot to explain why I made pink rice. Because it’s my girl’s favorite color and I thought a pink dino would be so cute! However, in my lunch the pink seems even more random! This has the same basic ingredients but I tossed in a radish flower.
I ended up not getting a work out in today. Hopefully I can hop over to the YMCA tomorrow.
Oh, exciting news on the gadgetry front, I have upgraded my ancient phone! I am the proud owner of a Samsung Impression, and I will be fiddling with it from now until eternity to figure the darn thing out!