Monday, 4 April 2011

Penguins and Sandwich Picnic Bento



Another picnic bento...:)! I don't know why, but I just love making picnic-style bento. I suppose it's because I can very easily fill in the basket / picnic bento box with many types of food. I have actually received the 3 bento boxes which I ordered online some time ago, two Kokeshi bento boxes and one Meiji bento box. To be honest, I didn't expect the bento boxes to be that small ;). I mean each of the Kokeshi bento boxes contain three small food containers, which all in all would provide you with more than enough food, the problem is each of the containers is so small, it's so hard to fill it in nicely. This is one reason why I have not used any of the bento boxes yet. Next time I would buy square or rectangular-shapes bento boxes. These two shapes would be easier to work with, I suppose...!


The bento boxes look very cute though... - The main reason why I bought them...;).



The picnic bento today is filled with two different types of sandwich: Serrano smoked ham, cheese, spicy mayonnaise and lettuce sandwich and Paprika chicken breast, cheese, mayonnaise and blanched green beans sandwich. The sandwich looks rather messy, because I tried to use the Panda sandwich cutter (see my bento boxes/bento accessories picture above), but the bread always split apart in the middle, even though I didn't put much filling inside - maybe because my bread is too old?? It's one week old and probably not as soft as it should be and thus tears easily...?




Besides sandwich, we also had baked Chicken Cordon Bleu, Cordon Bleu Kimbap, tamagoyaki, penguin-shaped onigiri, green beans/carrots/ham rolls, salami rose, mini ice-cream cone cake pop, broccoli, flower carrots, strawberries, grapes, red currant and flower sausages.

That's it for today...! Have a lovely evening, everyone - at least, in Europe :). Not happy that tomorrow is Monday again... :(
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64 comments:

  1. How lovely and intricate, my daughter would flip oer this...it wouldnt be so pretty after she found it.

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  2. I don't know what to say. I'm just amazed. Curious - how long do you take to make the complete bento set? ;p

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  3. Que cosas tan bonitas haces. Saludos

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  4. I love this, what a feast!!! I really should try something like this for our next picnic :)

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  5. I just love love love your little bentos. And the new set is super cute. I'm sure you'll master them soon :)

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  6. This is the cutest thing ever! You keep amazing me with your talent!

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  7. The penguins are so cute! And I don't see anything wrong with your sandwiches at all. Another great bento.

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  8. This is so awesome!!!! I am totally speechless and impressed! Wonderful photos too!!!

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  9. hey CG..i really think that u r a superwoman!!

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  10. The art of eating a Bento. Anyone who gets to enjoy one of your special bento boxes, is getting something very special. These are amazing work of creativity and love. Awesome.

    Velva

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  11. ohhh baked chicken cordon bleu? i wantttttttt. this is too cute!

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  12. the cutest bento in the world!:)

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  13. cute little penguins! i love the sandwiches.. the fillings looks colourful..

    I have been following your blog and notice the boxes you used is rather big..just wondering you manage to finish all the food inside? (hehe..just curious..):)

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  14. Picnic Bento looks to be wonderfully prepared. Loved the decorated array of all the yummy ingredients.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  15. What a gorgeous spread!! The sandwiches look great (even the ones you said look messy, don't look too messy to me!) and the penguins are so adorable!!

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  16. OMG, cute and BIG bento again! I need two or three friends for that kind of bento hehe :D. Different from you, I really like to use small boxes. For me, small boxes are easier to fill and decorate ^^. Those two kokeshi boxes are sooo cute ^^

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  17. wonderfully prepared,love it

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  18. OMG, the bento looks so cute & adorable. I love them very much. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope you're having a great week ahead.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  19. I am in a big WOW! I want to join your picnic hehehe ... Gorgeous bento, cute penguins and lots of food variety. Picnic will be so fun with this bento :)

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  20. Those penguins are soooooo adorable! However could you eat them?

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  21. this is a lovely picnic bento, the sandwiches have yummy fillings and everything is arranged so nicely!

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  22. @ Tigerfish - It took me a long long time making this picnic bento, because first, I had to think of what to make, then I made one thing. Afterwards, I was thinking again about what to add to the basket and so on ;), this is the main reason why it took so long to make, 2-3 hours, because I didn't have any plan when I went to the kitchen...Not a good habit actually!

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  23. @ Bobo - I like making big bento, you're right, but I don't eat the bento alone. It's always for the two of us, my husband and I. And usually such a bento is eaten for lunch and dinner together :).

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  24. you're not only good in bentos , you're a great cook too! chicken paprikas sound delicious and i dont think your sandwich looks messy, they look delicious with so much filling!

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  25. I just love your foodscape, your gadgetry also. There used to be a shop selling those Japanese kitchen things here in London but it closed down. I was so hooked.

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  26. This is so cute! Great job and thanks for sharing! :)

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  27. gosh, your bento skill is so great!! love each of your 'masterpiece'!!

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  28. SO SO CUTE...love how you decorated the bento and all yummie stuff in it. Absolutely gorgeous. Have a great week :-)

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  29. thats a cute , i should start looking for these bento boxes they are sure to get my son interested :). As for you question purple potatoes dont really taste like taro

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  30. hi CG, wowwwwww your bento is always so colorful and cuteeeeee!! love your penguins.. can I have them :) Thank qqqqqq heheh

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  31. So very cute! Try spritzing your sandwich bread with water before using it to help make it pliable. The fresher the bread ,the squishier it is. The penguins are my favorites!

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  32. Cute presentation and those sandwich looks delicious !

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  33. I love this one!! Nice addition of the sandwiches, and the penguins are completely amazing. They look so cute and fun! The little sushi rolls and the salami rolls and everything just sounds so delicious :)

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  34. first time here....wow..I got to say what a colorful space u hav ! all your creations are just so good !Got to say it's a perfect food Gallery :-)Love to follow u ! do visit my space whenever u hav time !

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  35. I love this! Amazing as always : )

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  36. oh my gosh! look at all that bright delicious looking food and fun treats too!!

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  37. So delightful! Thanks for sharing such festive and joyous food art with us, CG!!

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  38. These are absolutely delightful. My daughter has an obsession with penguins and she was SUPER excited to see this. Thanks for stopping by my blog today and I'm so pleased to have met you. I can't wait to see more works of art on your site!

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  39. You are so creative. I am amazed how you never seem to run out of ideas for a pretty looking bento!

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  40. wow..awesome picnic bento...I would like to join in the picnic...hehehe. You are really a wonderful and creative chef. Amazing skills, CG. Thumb up for all the bentos and those ice-cream cake pops. :)

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  41. What a cute blog and talent. Thanks for stopping by mine.

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  42. Very cute penguin and yummy food! Can i have some? :)

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  43. My son would love these for a picnic. They look so cute!

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  44. The penguins are so cute! :) What a scrumptious picnic basket! Your new bento boxes are too cute ;)

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  45. Wow! Such a lovely picnic bento! Love the colour combination of the bento so much!

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  46. oh. those penguins are far too cute!

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  47. Hey,
    I would like to give you an award because your blog is so incredibly great.
    This award is given only by me, and it serves a list of the best blogs create.
    The only thing you have to do is to create a small link to the page with the blog links. (http://japansbento.blogspot.com/p/golden-blog-award.html)
    I hope you are happy about it.

    Regards
    Krisi (from germany)

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  48. Another lovely bento! wish I could have you prepare my lunches for me :)

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  49. Hehe CG well if I made bento as well as you I'd keep making them too! :D

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  50. I love those little penguins. Your bentos are so pretty.

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  51. this is so adorable!
    i love the salami rose & the cupcake conesssss

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  52. Dear CG, you're amazing. I'm alittle tempted to order some bento boxes after seeing yours. hehe... It is going to be a huge challenge for me to try my hands in this. Bravo!! Keep on feasting our eyes with your amazing and beautifully crafted bento sets. :P

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  53. Salam kenal juga, CG! Iya, kami di Jerman, tepatnya di BW. CG di mana?

    Lucu-lucu banget hasil karyamu. Karena lihat-lihat bentomu, jadi pengen bikinin bento juga buat si sulung pas dia masuk TK nanti. Nyontek dari kamu boleh ya? :-D

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  54. This is the most adorable bento EVER! Those penguins are adorable.

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  55. o my gosh!!! Ya ampun sinnnn.....penguinnya lucu bangettttt.....huaaa dikao mah emang canggih dahhhh.....ga kue, ga bento, ga masakan...TOP banget deh sin :)

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  56. Your penguin bento are really, really cute. You are very creative! Do you sell your bento meals? They are extremely beautiful!

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  57. You make lovely bentos. I do like those kokeshi bentos.

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  58. those penguins are craaaazyyy cute!!!!!!!! so round and plump..i just wanna gobble them up

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  59. OMG I can't get over how adorable those penguins look! Great job.

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  60. your posts I'm reading today are making me SUPER hungry! I need a sandwich for lunch after reading and seeing this one! Beautiful work as usual!

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  61. Your presentation skills are amazing. I love the little penguins in this basket!

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  62. That's one amazing looking bento you got there! The penguins are adorable!

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  63. First time in your blog...and simply LOVELY!!! So creative and delicious at the same time, in Mexico we have a saying: "COMEMOS CON LA VISTA" ...we eat with our sight...completely true here :)

    @brunhi_g

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