Lunch for Thursday, May 5, 2011

Today is Children's Day, a day to celebrate the happiness of all children and their personalities.  I would love to celebrate The Kid's personality if I didn't get phone calls from the school at least once a week.  He definitely tests my patience.  The day was originally Boy's Day but of course they decided to include girls and still have a girls day.  Girls can have it all.  Well... sometimes.

I created two koinobori (carp shaped wind socks) to represent the two men in my life, my son (The Kid) and my boyfriend (Mr Man).  I made the koinobori using Italian sausage that I cut, boiled and added a candy eye.  I also made a face wearing a Kabuto (military helmet) using provolone and cheddar cheese, beef bologna and nori.  Other items in this bento are white rice dyed blue using food coloring, broccoli, carrots, grape tomato, a mini sweet pepper, strawberry and pineapple.

Also if you are in the shopping mood there is a Children's Day sale at Japanistic and

1 comment:

  1. I like the koinobori :)! I've seen them quite often in Japanese sites but have never made them myself.