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.