While at the store I picked up a bag of the small mandarin oranges and my boyfriend started to put them back and grab a bag of large oranges. I asked him what he was doing and he said those are too small, wouldn't I prefer the bigger ones. I just laughed and said no I prefer things bento sized. I got a funny look on that one. But the small "bento sized" oranges came home with us.
In my bento I have a spring mix salad, baby pepperoni's, grape tomatoes, mini sweet pepper, shredded cheddar, my baby chick eggs and a small apple. I stole a couple of these apples from my parents house this last weekend. I have not been able to find them so small where I live and these were just sitting on the counter. tee hee hee I decorated my baby chicks using small pieces of nori, a piece of carrot and one got a bow pick. When I cut the egg I noticed part of the yolk was pointed and it kind of makes the chicks look like they have that extra baby chick hair on top.
I also made a small breakfast/snack type bento. Sometimes I'm hungry when I get up and sometimes I'm just happy with a cup of coffee. Today was a hungry day plus the coffee. In this one I just have strawberries, cheese cubes and pretzels.