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Three Chicks Stew Bento

Apparently writing anything on this blog is an automatic curse, because last night Buddy gave us hell. He wouldn’t fall asleep, kept waking up screaming, peed all over the hallway and bathroom, hogged the bed, and coughed in my face whenever he could. I woke up a zombie and ended up at Coffee Bean to buy an ice blended drink. I got the large and after that I felt all messed up, like that milkaholic Lindsay.

Oh snap, am I gonna get sued now?

On another note, I did find the video camera charger, so I can do a bento video now! That is, unless the curse continues and suddenly I’m all out of tapes.

Chicks Bento

I’ve got a trio of chicks topping my rice today. In the lower half is some leftover beef stew from Grandma J, which was reeally good because she made it on Tuesday. Om nom nom!! This took me about 10 minutes because I was super lazy due to above-mentioned zombie status.

The rice was actually from yesterday, but was still good surprisingly. Usually it dries out completely andΒ  I waste it. I sliced carrots cause I was too lazy to bust out the mandoline and then used a cutter to make the flower shapes. I used a fat straw to cut out the center and fill it with cheese.


The little feet are made with charaben cutters too. The nori is punched with my little happy face punch and the beaks are just hand cut. For anyone wondering how I can stand cheese on rice, I pluck the cheese off and eat it before eating the rice. American cheese is nice and creamy, so it makes a nice quick snack before the main dish.

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  • omg the feet are soooo cute! i need to get me some of those kyaraben cutting wheels. sigh, one more thing on the bento wishlist πŸ™‚
    i do the same thing as you – cheese before rice (don’t like them together).

  • Shelly

    What a cute lunch!

  • Kainase

    It’s funny you mentioned the tidbit about how you can stand cheese on rice… I was just thinking that that was a kind of weird combination, but it does look quite nice nonetheless!

  • Oh, you poor one! That night was really horrible for you.
    I’m really impressed you made such a cute lunch even in zombie mode. I can’t make great ones like this when I am powerfull^^”
    As I mentioned before I love your bento box. The shape is really great and it looks so elegant ^.^ And filled with such a delicious meal and cute decoration, hey, what can make a better lunch? ^-^

  • I am more wondering how you can stand cheese on nori! I keep looking for alternatives because to me that’s just so gross… πŸ™‚

    The chicks look really cute though!


  • Very cute! I love how you get all 3 chicks identical looking! Great work!

  • About the Lindsay comment – Funny!

    My kids have been waiting for today. They tell me it’s National Zombie Day. They plan to play Zombie Tag in the hall ways. Kids & High School, whatchagonnado? I guess after the night you had, that makes you “it.” Right?

  • Milkah..wha?

    Anyways… so cute like ALL your bentos! πŸ™‚ Love the new Easter deco too!

  • You are so funny! Even all messed up like that milkaholic Lindsay! What a cute bento. Love the little chicks…do you ever quit? (I hope not).

  • Kathy

    I just have one teeny peeny question:
    You say,
    “The nori is punched with my little happy face punch and the beaks are just hand cut. ”

    What nori are we referring to here? Am I confused?

  • What cute little chickies. Makes me long for spring and easter even more!

  • JP

    Hi, I have been trolling the bento blogs for a while now, and I’m excited about making bento lunches when my boys start school next year. I was just curious about something. I know one of the purposes of bento style lunches can be to use up little bits of food you have. But regarding cutting the shapes out of the cheese, veggies, etc…. do you end up with a lot of wasted bits from the parts that don’t get cut with the cutter????? Thanks!

  • Wow, you are amazing!
    I have been looking at all your LOST bentos. You are such an artist!
    I would love to learn to make bento.. I have no idea how to start.