We begin the Year of the Tiger with a hastily-assembled bento. I was awoken by the princess at 6am. She had gotten out of bed at 5.45am, and being the excited child that she is, the first thing she did before waking me was to pack her school bag as she intends to take her trolley bag to school on Wednesday. I mean that is like 3 days away! Surely she needn't pack it soooo early?!
Well, she asked for food and I thought since I haven't prepared a tiger bento for her, I would do one today. It was really a rush and I think I did it within 15mins as most of the things I used were ready stuff like pineapple tarts, marshmallow, strawberries etc. Mr Tiger needed more work. He had bak kwa within his head and his face is made from sliced cheese and I used nori for decoration. He doesn't look that nice but it was a real effort fighting off sleep to make a bento. Hope she was happy with it. Well, I'm sure she was, as she polished everything off in double quick time. I also added a heart-shaped nutella bread, heart-shaped pineapple tart, heart-shaped chocolate to tie in with Valentine's Day. I managed to squeeze in a piece of M&Ms peanut butter cup which I had made 2 days ago. Marshmallow caterpillar was given to her by her grandpa last night. Cutie guy, the caterpillar I mean. It had cute legs. Hehe. And that's how I presented her hong bao to her as well, all in the little basket. :)
Before I end off to start my New Year, I would like to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day! Have a wonderful day, and don't eat too much cookies! Hehe.
Sunday, February 14, 2010