Bento Lunch Box Story No. 4: Two Cats

Bento lunch box no. 4: two cats

I know I'm still way behind on  my 31 Days of 31 Newness project. But, since I'm also behind on my bento lunch box story posts, I thought I might as well try to catch-up on these too.

For Bento Lunch Box Story No. 4, I've finally decided to start packing shaped sushi for the kids. They've been begging for sushi in their lunch boxes but I've only ever managed to pack them sushi once before. Just your simple nori-wrapped sushi.

Since I got myself a new "starter bento kit" off eBay that contained a cat-shaped rice mould (for onigiri or sushi-making), I decided to give it a go. I just boiled sushi rice and made tuna-mayo as fillings for the rice + cucumber slices. The cat's face was made from nori (seaweed). I used a nori punch that came with the bento kit.

The kids both got a small bottle of soy sauce to eat with their onigiri/sushi.

Other things on the menu in this bento lunch box:

  • Cucumber slices (some shaped as a house)
  • Rice wheels
  • Twists
  • Fruit roll-ups + Lolly
  • Milkie (sliced)
  • Fresh pear slices
  • Fresh banana slices
  • Shaped and stamped fresh watermelon slices

Here are this day's stories... 

From The 9-year-old boy:


Bento Lunch Box Story from The Boy

The two cats said... hello soy sauce chicken! The soy sauce chicken said can I be your friend. The cats said "Yes."and they were happy.

From the 6-year-old girl:

Bento Lunch Box Story from The Girl

The two cats said... hello to each other. They liked each other.

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Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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