Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Happy Tiger Year to All

恭喜发财,万事如意。祝大家新年快乐。

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.

8 comments:

leo said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you and t your family! Your tiger bento looks so beautiful! And the colors are so nice together!
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Big Boys Oven said...

Gong Hei! Gong hei! Gong Hei Fatt Choy! I am sure the Tiger will be looking over us with great fortune and health! :)

Susan Yuen said...

Very cute!!! I love your tiger bento. Hope you had a great Chinese New Year. :D

Little Corner of Mine said...

Happy CNY to you & family! Now, I also feel very siang. Don't know why after some parties, I got tired, must be getting old. :P

Angeleyes said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

At least you have a tiger bento! I've yet to do one!!!

SIG said...

Hi hi everyone, sorry for the long delay. Hope everyone had a great Lunar New Year. :D

HK Choo said...

Past Chap Goh Meh d, and I'm just commenting, sorry ya!

Let me wish you a Happy month of March ahead to make it up, heheh..

SIG said...

Lol Choo.