I spent a LOT of time in the kitchen trying to make this work. It started with meatballs with sweet and sour sauce. I boiled slices of sweet potato to decorate but took them out to late so they became mashed sweet potato’s. Which I then covered the meatballs in! I can’t explain exactly why I didn’t just put the meatballs and potato separate, except that I like to stick to finger foods for convenience. I originally thought I would make little kitty faces on the meat/potato balls but when I glanced at a can of sliced olives the owls popped into my head. The center of the eyes are cheese cut with a straw, the beak is carrot, and the feathers are brown rice. Add in some ‘starry night carrot stars’ and you get a hoot of a bento! Experimenting can be fun but this took waaaay too long. Next time I need a plan.