For Tim, I put together this bento filled with meatballs, homemade spaetzle, a cherry tomato from The French Garden in Sebastopol, a fig from The Patch in Sonoma, greens from Offerings of the Land in Glen Ellen, two fried potatoes shaped like Mickey, steamed broccoli, and carrot flowers.
Here's the top of the bento box. It is pretty cool and comes with two removeable dividers inside. The only thing I don't like about it is that the latches on the sides have to be perfectly lined up in order to stay shut. But for 3 bucks, it can't be beat.
My bento is very similar, although I picked up this bento box in San Francisco Japantown. It is a three tiered box and I only used the lower tier for this bento. It cost a bit more than 3 bucks I am sad to say. In my bento: steamed corn on the cob from Duffy at the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market, cherry tomatoes from The French Garden and Ridgeview Farms, a fig from The Patch, fried Mickey potatoes, meatballs, steamed broccoli, carrot flowers, and greens from Offerings of the Land.
I like this Mickey Mouse box a lot and I also found the Mickey vegetable cutters and stamps at the same shop. I need to figure out how to make the stamp come out better because you can barely see the face details.
I hope that Tim likes his Mickey Mouse bento and gets well soon. This is the first bento that I have made for someone outside of my immediate family.
Gosh, I can't even find one bento box near me. Not one. I will have to resort to online shopping! Adorable, as always!ReplyDelete
Nothing like a fresh fig picked right off the tree. Do you know in Illinois, we have to bury our trees in the fall. If we don't the frost will kill them. It is quite the task, but so worth it.ReplyDelete
Ah slushygirl, I'm sorry. A tupperware works just as well as a bento box! And if bentos are showing up at the Disney Store in the mall, it won't be too much longer before they start to show up in other places too.ReplyDelete
Patrizzia, you have to bury your trees? Crazy! I take our temperate weather for granted. Fresh figs are THE BEST.ReplyDelete
Aw, where'd you find the Mickey cutters? Such a cute way to cut your potatoes. Nice Disney themed bento, and such a sweet treat for a friend!ReplyDelete
Sheri, I found them at Moritaya in the same shopping center as Sanrio. It's just a few shops down. They were way too expensive, but so cute, squeeeee! :) Tim was really happy to get this bento.ReplyDelete
Cute, I love it. Ben has been obsessed with Mickey Mouse from the time he was about 18 months old. We are hoping to do Disney in February for the kids (my husband has a conference in Anaheim).ReplyDelete
Love the boxes, the freshness of the content n the arrangement of course. Great bargain for the boxes too!ReplyDelete
Glad you found the disney boxes! I love them for their cheap price. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Shannon! I love Disneyland too, and luckily my inlaws live within minutes of Anaheim. I hope you guys are able to swing a trip in February!ReplyDelete
Thanks Xelia! I was shocked at how inexpensive the boxes were, especially for Disney characters.ReplyDelete
Hi Kris! Thanks, I totally scored! :)ReplyDelete
Nice Mickey bentos and Mickey boxes! My boy will be really happy to own these boxes I tell you! He is into the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse phase now and everything is Mickey Mouse!ReplyDelete
Hope your friend is recovering well!
Thanks Angeleyes. Tim is still pretty weak, so I'll have to check up on him again. He might need a bento refill. :)ReplyDelete