Browse Month: November 2011

Bento of the Week: Homemade Food Picks

Thank you to everyone who took on the challenge and participated in the Egg Sheet BOTW. This was the most challenging technique this month! Congratulations to Diana of Diana Rambles for getting the most votes for her No Puffin bento. This bento will be displayed for the next week in the featured blog widget on the sidebar and the winner gets a special blog button announcing their win!

This themed bento meme will be posted each Friday and will accept entries through the following Tuesday. Instructions for submitting a link can be found here. At that point voting will be enabled. You can vote on Wednesday & Thursday. Full guidelines for this meme can be found here. Interested in starting your own meme? Read this article on how to host a successful meme.

Week 9 Theme: Homemade Food Picks The theme for Bento of the Week 9 is Homemade Food Picks. Below is a tutorial on making your own food picks. They are easy to make and are an inexpensive alternative to ordering food picks. Please post the direct link to any bentos you’ve put together that display a food pick that you’ve created. You can post more than one, but it needs to be your bento. You may post a bento that has been submitted in a previous week as long as it fits the them. Please visit other participants and leave some love!
Next week’s theme: Angry Birds

Thank you to Melissa  for providing this week’s tutorial. You can read her full post here.

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Step 1: Gather your supplies.
You’ll need picks.
Regular tooth picks and bamboo forks are really easy to find – I’ve seen the bamboo forks everywhere from Target to party supply stores. I like the plastic picks because they are washable and sturdy…I found this box at Dollar Tree.

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You’ll need stickers.
Any small stickers will do. I really like the little plastic stickers that are kind of bubbly and thick. I found cute Halloween ones at Target. The fall stickers are from either Target’s Dollar Spot or possibly the cheap bins at Michael’s. I got those last year and can’t recall exactly.
See the rest of the post here.

Bento of the Week: Egg Sheets

Thank you to everyone who took on the challenge and participated in the Onigiri BOTW. Voting was tight since there was one vote each. Congratulations to Rina of Ameriasian-Bento for getting the most votes for her Bear Face Onigiri bento.  This bento will be displayed for the next week in the featured blog widget on the sidebar and the winner gets a special blog button announcing their win!

This themed bento meme will be posted each Friday and will accept entries through the following Tuesday. Instructions for submitting a link can be found here. At that point voting will be enabled. You can vote on Wednesday & Thursday. Full guidelines for this meme can be found here. Interested in starting your own meme? Read this article on how to host a successful meme.

Week 8 Theme: Egg Sheets The theme for Bento of the Week 8 is Egg Sheets. Below is a tutorial on making egg sheets. If you carefully follow these steps they turn out and really aren’t hard to make. Please post the direct link to any bentos you’ve created using egg sheets. You can post more than one, but it needs to be your bento. You may post a bento that has been submitted in a previous week as long as it fits the them. Please visit other participants and leave some love! Due to the technique month there will not be a Thanksgiving meme here at BBN, but you can participate in one here.
Next week’s theme: Make Your Own Picks

Thank you to Lia Chen  for providing this week’s tutorial. You can read her full post here.

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Some of my bento friends asked me on how I made smooth egg sheet a while ago. I’m sorry for the delay of this post but I finally can get all the pictures taken this morning and ready to share it with all of you. Hope this post will be helpful and if there is any other different method to make it, please share it in the comment box. And please note that the ingredients I used for this post were only to make 2 egg sheets.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO PREPARE ?

Egg Sheet Tips
Egg Sheet Tips

3 Chicken Eggs
> 15ml Water
> 1 tsp Cornstarch

Egg Sheet Tips
Egg Sheet Tips

> Tamagoyaki Pan (if you don’t have it, you can also use your non-stick pan)
> 2 Bowls
> Small Kitchen Strainer
> Egg Whisker or Fork
> Flip Spatula

See the rest of the tutorial at Bentolicious

Bento of the Week: Onigiri

Thank you to everyone who participated and/or voted in the Sandwich Ball BOTW. The participants did a great job of taking on the challenge. Congratulations to CandyGirl of BentOnBetterLunches for getting the most votes for her Ice Cream Sundae bento. This bento will be displayed for the next week in the featured blog widget on the sidebar and the winner gets a special blog button announcing their win!

This themed bento meme will be posted each Friday and will accept entries through the following Tuesday. Instructions for submitting a link can be found here. At that point voting will be enabled. You can vote on Wednesday & Thursday. Full guidelines for this meme can be found here.

Week 7 Theme: Onigiri The theme for Bento of the Week 7 is Onigiri. Onigiri is defined as Japanese food made from white rice formed into triangular or oval shapes and often wrapped in nori (seaweed). Below is a tutorial on making onigiri into a bento. Please post the direct link to any bentos you’ve created that contain onigiri. You can post more than one, but it needs to be your bento. You may post a bento that has been submitted in a previous week as long as it fits the them. Please visit other participants and leave some love! 
Next week’s theme: Egg Sheets

Thank you to Ming  for providing this week’s tutorial. You can read her full post here.

This is a tutorial for the Pikachu bento I posted on Monday. Please note that I’m using mixed grain rice and cheese in this tutorial, instead of sushi rice and egg sheet. If you are doing it, I suggest you try with sushi rice instead, and make the onigiri smaller as cheese is thicker than egg sheet.

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First, shape your rice. You can use a rice mold if you have one.

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If you do not have a rice mold, you can use a cling wrap to shape the rice.

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Cut out a slice of seaweed to wrap round the rice.

You can see the remainder of the tutorial here.

Bento of the Week 7 – Onigiri

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