Kitty Cat Croissanwich (492)
Holy cow, I’m totally right up against Bento #500 already! It’s a good thing I started up a calendar of bento tasks to keep track of what I need to do because if not, I probably would have gone right past 500 without doing the ultimate plan I have in mind. I’d have been seriously pissed at myself.
I actually wasn’t going to pack anything today, but then I saw we had two croissants from Costco left and decided that a croissanwich would taste pretty good. I kept looking at it and eventually saw a cat. All I did was snip off some of the ends at the top to make the ears then made the sandwich. The lettuce lining will go into the sammie before I eat it.
The eyes are cut from pepperjack cheese slices with the zero from this Number Cutters Set. I used an oval single hole puncher I bought at a craft store to cut the nori for the eyes. For the nose, I used a large teardrop from my gum paste set, then used the cutter to cut it into a nice nose shape. I used a circle cutter to cut out the mouth. Both the nose and mouth are made out of fish sausage. The whiskers are somen noodles, which I’ll just take out and discard after. There’s a few cubes of mango on the side.
I feel like it’s safe enough (I didn’t want to jinx anything) to elaborate on the stress my family has been under has been about moving to a house closer to work. We finally reached a decision this week, so that’s a tremendous relief. The only thing now is that puts a monstrous task on top of an already heavily burdened schedule. Thank goodness lots of TV shows are ending soon! I’m super excited and can’t wait to move!
Anyway, that being said, I have to start using up all the food in my house to avoid moving all that stuff. You know this means we ate Hamburger Helper for dinner and that we’ll probably eat it for dinner tomorrow too. Then Tuna Helper for lunch. *gag* Don’t get me wrong, obviously my family loves the stuff, but having to get rid of so much (they’re expired too, lol) at once is not a fun task.
On a whim, I decided I’d try making microwave mochi to start using up my mochiko flour. I searched Google and ended up choosing an article from the Star-Bulletin. It took me about 20 minutes to do and believe me, if it sounds easy, it’s because it totally is. Even someone as klutzy as me in the kitchen was able to make these cute looking things. I basically scooped it out of the pan with a spoon then rolled them up, using potato starch to keep it from sticking to my hands. I couldn’t believe how easy it was!!
Sadly, there’s nothing in the middle, but hey, at least it tasted ok.
Here’s Box #024 in my Docubentory. I actually used this box quite a lot in my early days and it’s Lube Sheep, so of course it’s got a bunch of nonsense text on the cover, enhancing its appeal.