Saturday, November 13, 2010

Old Bento #4

This was first posted on The Tiny Skillet im May of this year.
I found out about this give away that Wendy was having at her blog Wendolonia. I was on
I was thrilled that I was selected, because being fairly new to bento making (although I've been looking into it and checking out everyone bentos for awhile now). I really didn't have much bento gadgets. I had some lunch boxes that would work. I even got a large bento for Christmas from a co-worker, but it's so large for lunch. Anyway when Wendy contacted me and asked what I would like...I told her anything would be great! So this is what I won...

Two egg molds, a bunny and a bear. Now I have to learn how to use it. Rice molds, heart, star, and bear. A nice neutral bento box, that I could even use for my husband. Some dividers and "I tried something new" tags.

Then at I found these cutters clearance at Home Goods! I like when that happens.

They have small shapes that would work well for many things. Bonus, it has little chocolate molds too. Who knows what I could come up with with the letters!

I made some saffron sticky rice and I thought I would give the mold a shot. When Maranda saw it she said "Oh cool can I have one?" and popped it in her mouth. I guess that will work for her lunch. I did this one real quick this morning, just so I could use the bear. Didn't get the nori out to cut yet, but did use the star cutter on a spinach leaf to the star onigri under the bear onigri. She still likes to have sandwiches in her lunch.

Too quick on the photo, didn't get a clear picture, but you get the idea. She even said she like her lunch all on her own without me asking.

Thanks Wendy! You helped my bento box making a little easier and a little more fun! Next...I'm tackling the egg molds!


  1. So how did the egg molds work out? The bears turned out great :)

  2. One turned out good and the other one needed help. :D I'll post that old post here too.

  3. awwwwwwww so cute yummy !!

    xoxo hitomineko xoxo

  4. I never seen cookie cutter with the bonus of chocolate mold ...
    BTW, I just passed on the stylish blogger award, please come by and claim it ^_^ Congrats!!!

  5. Great cutter collection and great sale score--congrats! I love saffron rice and the sweet bear in this bento, Lyndsey. And as usual your nature images transport me to somewhere so exotic and lovely...have a great evening!

  6. HitomiNeko - thank you!

    Lina - that is so sweet thanks so much!

    Jenn - Thank you, I'll have to make the saffron rice bear again, it was a big hit!

  7. I'm so intrigued by the bento box lunches--most especially with the boxes themselves.


  8. Bonnie, when I shop now I am always on the lookout for what can be used in a bento, or what bento boxex I can find. The boxes themselves are hard to get locally, most are on-line or from a bento friend.

  9. I don't do bento's exactly, but I'm trying to at least make my lunches look more interesting!

  10. Hmm, I am new to this idea, never heard of it until today. So now I am looking through everyoes blogs lol. I am now following everyone. I don't see email subscribe on some though :( I forget about blogs unless it comes to my inbox. Anyways, how shall I get started! Where to go, where to get a starting kit? Where are molds and cutters found? How are rice mold smade, the way we make spanish rice I can see us making "things" with it. I have children ages 2, 6, 10, and 14. Thank you for any help you can send my way.

  11. Lyndz, I remember you told me that you hardly win any prizes or anything! But lately, your luck is here.... you've won so many fabulous items. Congrats!


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