In this bento: snowy white rice, edamame beans in the shape of a Christmas Tree with a bit of apple for a star (apple is from Lambert's Apples), a pork patty, cucumber slices, and radish "ornaments". I packed another patty and the rest of the apple to go with this bento, since it is pretty tiny.
I made the pork patties with leftover meat from the meatloaf I made this weekend. I don't have an exact recipe, but I used ground pork, two saltine crackers, an egg, soy sauce, pepper, toasted sesame oil, grated garlic and grated ginger, chopped parsley, and Sweet Lemongrass Curry spice mix from The Savory Spice Shop. Meat patties make great bento stash, just freeze them and then pop them into bentos for an easy protein source.
so cute and a wunderful edamame tree!! ^___^ReplyDelete
OK, check out my change of lyrics...first, it requires that liberties be taken with the pronunciation of edamame, which is actually ay-duh-MAH-may, but I'm going to shorten it to ay-duh-MOM, which has the added benefit of sounding like tannenbaum (The alternate name of that song.)ReplyDelete
"Oh, edemame, oh, edemame,
How lovely is this legume."
Does that work for ya?
Yes, it is quite lovely with the background of snowy rice, and I love the lemongrass curry mix! I bet that goes great with the pork.
oh, it is so lovely, Michelle :)ReplyDelete
I love the simplicity of the tree, star and ornaments!ReplyDelete
Sooo cute ... I love the way you carved the radish ... great bento!ReplyDelete
So sweet! I love the edamame tree! :)ReplyDelete
Danke sehr, Token! Ein schoenes Edamame-Baum! :)ReplyDelete
LOL! You have inspired me to write a bento carol for the holiday season, dragonmamma. It will be EPIC! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Yenny! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks sheri! Simple is good.ReplyDelete
Thanks Lina! I saw sheri do that cut once and I thought the starburst would look a lot like an ornament. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Susan! Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
I love that edamame Christmas tree! So simple and yet so stunning - a real 'wow' effect :))ReplyDelete