Lunch for Thursday, June 10, 2010

For today's lunch I made a popsicle.  I wanted to enter something into Hapa Bento's B.O.M.B for June.  The theme is "The Beach".  When I think of beaches I think of walking along the sand and eating a popsicle.  With the ice cream melting down your hand.  It also reminds me of the first time my parents and I took a vacation to the Pacific Ocean.  My mom found a starfish in the sand and she wanted it for a souvenir.  She placed it in a plastic bag and put it in the back of the vehicle.  The funny thing is, none of us thought about it being a live creature.  Let's just say it did not survive the trip as well as stinking up the vehicle for quite a while. 

I made my popsicle by molding the rice by hand and then making an egg sheet to cover the rice.  I did insert a popsicle stick in the bottom and gave it a little smirk of a face.  I also hand cut some hotdog crabs since I don't have one of those fancy cutters for it.  And honestly I don't think I will ever buy one.  We do not eat a lot of hotdogs and I think they look just fine using only a knife.  And in honor of the starfish that was, I hand carved a starfish out of a piece of sweet potato, added some sesame seeds for it's "bumps" and gave it a face.  I'm sure this one won't stink up my office.

1 comment:

  1. Great idea for the popsicle! I am trying to figure out what to do for the B.O.M.B. too. This is very creative. :-)