Today is the official release date of my book Happy Bento! I'm so excited that it is finally here. Let me tell you a little about it. First off, it is a paperback "bento size" book measuring 6 x 6 x 0.4 inches but rest assured there is a lot packed into this book. The contents of this book include: a brief overview of the tools used, 50 colorful bento lunches (only 2 previously posted on this blog before), step by step written directions, tutorial photos, and a shopping section. There are 160 pages in all. The first chapter is all about basic no fuss bentos that anyone can make. The focus of this chapter is mainly on providing ideas of what to pack inside your child's lunch. While the rest of the book concentrates on showing you how to take those basic lunch ideas and turn them into kid friendly themed lunches. I hope you love it!!! Get your copy hot off the press from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Books & Things, or Powell's.
Today's bento lunch was inspired by the "Busy Bee" bento in my book Happy Bento! I switched out a few things to make a Winnie the Pooh themed bento. Here's what in the lunch: cantaloupe bee hive, blueberries, Annie's bunny crackers, red pepper, and a breakfast sandwich. The breakfast sandwich is an English muffin with egg, cheddar cheese, and bacon inside. Atop the sandwich is a Winnie the Pooh cheese cut out. The ECOlunchboxes oval comes with a round inner container. However, this English muffin was a little larger then the provided container. I, of course, happen to have another slightly larger round stainless steel container which I ended up using. Another option is to trim the sandwich with a round cookie cutter to fit whatever containers you have on hand.
Win everything you need to make this bento lunch!!