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The Bento Who Lived

With a dash of mayo, slices of honey ham, a decorated cheese topping, and a bright flash of green avocado slices, my sandwich became part of The Bento Who Lived.

At least, until lunchtime today.

Harry Potter Sandwich

The first time I saw a Harry Potter book was at the UH bookstore. I was wandering around looking for snacks and something to read in my boring Astronomy class when I saw a display of young adult books. It sounded great, so I bought it and started reading it in class. I could not put it down. I read as I walked my next class and finished the book by that afternoon. It was the best thing I’d read in forever. The Goblet of Fire became the second book that had ever made me cry (first was Where the Red Fern Grows).

I talked over the title with Jenn today and we both agreed that although using the word ‘that’ was correct, ‘who’ sounded better in Harry Potter terms. I’m going to the midnight show tonight with my brother, thus ensuring zombie status tomorrow at work. I’m about to burst open with excitement!!

This is a pretty simple sandwich bento, made with ham and avocado, surrounded by some Avada Kedavra lettuce. Harry is cut out of nori and is on a slice of pepperjack cheese. I have to assemble everything during lunch, putting him into the sandwich and then adding the lettuce in. On the side I have carrot and celery sticks to dip into the little single serving cup of humus I have. Next to that I have some chopped puree mango from our tree outside.

Harry Potter Sandwich Bento

Here’s a close-up of the cutout, though it’s a bit blurry. I thought I’d have a terrible time with the eye, but that turned out pretty good. I decided I didn’t need to use the shadows of his glasses and stuff, so that made it a lot simpler. Hope all you fans like the bento and to everyone seeing the movie this weekend, have fun!!

I talked over the title with Jenn today and we both agreed that although using the word ‘that’ was correct, ‘who’ sounded better in Harry Potter terms. I’m going to the midnight show tonight with my brother, thus ensuring zombie status tomorrow at work. I’m about to burst open with excitement!!
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  • Fantastic! So excited for the next movie!

  • It’s fantastic! Your cutting skills are wonderful. Have fun at the movie tonight, I can’t go but I can’t wait to see it, so exciting!

  • Wow – Harry Potter! You did a fantastic job! Salute!

  • Awesome! I think it’s not only a bento, it’s an art 😀

  • SO CUTE! This is awesome. 🙂

  • Wow that’s a work of art!! I dunno how you have time to do this…haha. but honestly, at first I thought it was john lennon…but when you said harry potter…then I see it. =P

  • SIG

    I love it! It’s fab!

  • Wow that is amazing! That’s gotta take some skill. Very cool!

  • Rio

    i’m really not a hp fan but wow! seeing this bento makes me want to watch all happy potter movies and read the books. amazing!

  • Your amazing nori cutting skills….AWESOME AS USUAL!!

  • I absolutely went to the midnight showing of the newest film! I loved it and your Bento and cannot wait for part 2!!

  • Great, great job! I love it. Can’t wait to see the movie!

  • you’ve did a great job!

  • “The Bento Who Lived” that’s just too awesome! I think your Harry close-up is too amazing to eat!
    Is your lettuce cursed? haha. I’m currently reading the book (HP7) for the second time. I just got a huge desire to read it again after watching Deathly Hallows 1 >o<; (if I can't watch the movie again, I'll have to read the book)
    Please tell me if you decide to make one with Ron Weasley ;D or Hermione would be great too!

  • Hello. I just learned of the bento idea and came across your blog as I am from other bento blogs. I am following them all, but I have noticed that hardly none have email updates option, without that the bento idea will not be fresh in my mind daily, lol 🙁 and I really am liking this idea. I really like your blog, but as I am going through most posts to some really cool ideas I see great pictures, not not too many how to’s, another thing basically all posts comments are closed? I really would love to know more of this idea, but just the great pictures are not enough. Are there videos, or anywhere I can be directed to? I would also like to know what is a good starting out “package” to buy, since I am assuming products are not sold in the us, or am I wrong on that? I am sorry, us newbie’s need more lol. Thank you.