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Basket Weave Bento Box

Posted on December 08, 2009 by Debra


Today’s featured bento box contains “residual ingredients” from yesterday’s bento box, The Smallest Tree.  All those egg whites I used for the “snow” left some orphaned yolks behind.  What to do ?  Custard?  Nope.   Mayonnaise?  Hell no.   I’m currently reading Julie and Julia so I have a strong hunch on that potential result.  As they say on Twitter…#fail!    Failure will never be an option if I don’t evern try, right?   I’m comfortable with that choice.    So I ponder, “Will I ever add d French cooking to my ‘to do’ list?”   Hmmm…I will answer that question after I conquer my fear of dough, and that item is  near the bottom of that list.  Procrastination can be blissful.

An omelet I can do, so I cracked open an extra egg and mixed it with the yolks.  The result was not ideal.  Gosh I’m not even sure that one would call it an omelet!  It was an unfolded omelet.  A  flat, blazing yellow, but very boring omelet.  So I cut it into strips and wove it for some visual interest.   The weave added a bit of pizazz to the bento box, it makes it easier to eat, cooked egg yolk is pretty stiff stuff!  Which brings us to another bento guideline… food items should be easy to eat.  No cutting of food in a bento box please.

Under the basket weave is the usual fried rice with leftover veggies and more “snow”. The second  tier contains  roasted asparagus and stir- fried bok choy, baby corn, water chestnuts, carrots and broccoli.  In case you’re wondering about how many yolks that omelet has?  Just 3, with  1.5 whites.  :)

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4 to “Basket Weave Bento Box”

  1. Pam says:

    Very yummy blog and congrats on the foodie blogroll!


  2. Lil'chan says:

    Looks yummy! I love how you wove the omelet stripes ;)

  3. Susan says:

    Wow, that looks great! Beautifully arranged with vibrant colors! :)

  4. bentobird says:

    Super creative and resourceful!

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