The Very Hungry Caterpillar Bento

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A big thank you to all of you who left such wonderful comments on the giveaway post, I appreciate it very much. Just want to let you know I did read all of the comments, but I will not reply you there, as I do not want to add on to the comments on that page.

I made the very hungry caterpillar from Eric Carle's book today. I think it's the first time I made a character from my boys' storybook. I'll definitely try to explore more in this area, will be digging out their story books and see what other characters I can come up with next. :P

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LT's bento, in the box are rice, sweet and sour pork, spinach tamago and strawberries. The green rice was mixed with spinach and the red rice was mixed with tomato sauce. :)

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IT's bento, same food as above. :) I think I got the mouth wrong for the bigger caterpillars, they look like angry caterpillars instead. Lol.

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LT's bento for School, in the box are strawberry jam sandwich, pork nuggets and strawberries. The caterpillar is made from jelly beans.

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IT's bento for recess, same food as above, except he had peanut butter sandwich.

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The boys love the small boxes better because of the jellybeans. -_- I bought the jellybeans last week and they have been eyeing it for some time.

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Rice, sweet and sour pork and spinach tamago for me. :)

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20 comments

  1. The caterpillar on the rice looked worried.... Didn't want to b eaten by IT...lol when I saw the caterpillar on the bread, for a moment I thought they were gapes. Did u secure the jelly beans onto the bread? I'm sure my younger gal will love such bento with sweets!! Fm Emily

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    1. Lol, I though he looks angry! Yeah, tot of using grapes and tomatoes, but boys dun like tomatoes and LT who loves grapes, wun eat green ones. -_- I spread some margarine underneath so it will 'stick' on. Lol, yah, kids all love sweets. :)

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  2. So cute! I didn't expect a little rice ball catepillar or the hole in the strawberry - I love it! You all have some much imagination.

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    1. Thank you! Lol, I just had to poke the hole, too tempting.

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  3. Love the caterpillars and the strawberries,super cute! I am taking a break from bentos due to the holidays but tomorrow is back to school and blur for me :(

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    1. Tks, Rina. Ah yes, I remembered u mentioned it's holiday on Mon. I did hop over to your blog and saw there were no new post yesterday. Hugs, all the best for back to Sch! :)

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  4. You've done it again!!! I love the caterpillar jelly beans (but probably not as much as LT & IT) (^-^) And the eatten hole in the strawberry is so super cute!! Loves it!

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    1. Tks berrygirl. Lol, I'm still munching on the remaining in the packet. :)

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  5. Your caterpillars got more and more cute with each one! BEAUTIFUL bentos mama!

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  6. I love these! I would want to shellac them though, to keep them forever :)

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  7. I love the jelly bean caterpillar, u are so creative Ming. Did u cook the nuggets and sweet And sour pork in the morning for your kids bento?

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    1. Tks, Florence. :) The nuggets and sweet/sour pork are the same, I din add the sauce coz I think it will be messy in the box for School. I cooked sweet/sour pork the nite b4 for dinner, and kept some marinated but uncooked pork and some of the cooked sauce in my fridge. So in the morning, I can just quicky fry the pork and mix into the reheated sauce. :)

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    2. wow, then u got to wake up early every morning to cook..
      I made mine mostly in the night before, that's why i only make light ones like sandwiches.
      We need to leave the house early to send both Es to school and babysitter's place.
      I really hope i can make more variety for E in future, "if" I stop working.. who knows..:P
      looking at your bento really makes me drools..:)
      how long does it take for you to prepare the 4 bentos for your sons? coz i need to learn to be quick packer when little Miss E starts school next year.. another bento for her.

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    3. The boys are in the afternoon class, so actually I only need to get up ard 8-8.30. Ard 2 hrs, to cook bf, lunch n pack the boxes. But I only cook one dish for them, so if u see more than 1, the other 1 is usually fr nite b4. Like for this case, tamago was fr last nite. Oh, n I also try to prepare part of the box, day b4, like cut out the cheese, bread first.

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    4. oh .. i see.. but still, you have endless ideas on bento..
      salute..

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    5. You too, hv lots of great ideas. Hehe, I surf ard and get inspiration online. :)

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