Saturday, November 12, 2011

Bento Santa Sneeze. Yeah.

I just sneezed so hard that the guitars hanging on the wall beside me started ringing.   Neil was pretty amazed, but not amazed enough; which is why I'm here telling you people about it. 

Now I have to think of something better to justify writing that as my blog entry.

....

Um.  I'm thinking about making donuts with the brioche dough that is currently taking it's sweet assed  time to raise.... and I wish I could crochet.    Also, I've become enamored with the idea of making bento lunches for the kids.  I want to make everything miniature. Well  I want to... but I don't want to- you know?  Like.. I wish I wanted to.. or maybe I wish I already had made everything miniature and it would already be done and then somebody else would arrange their lunches in adorable ways.  For free, though. 

D'awwww

I did cut their cheese into triangles, though which pretty much makes me mother of the year.  At least I thought so until I learned that many a Japanese mother spends upwards of 45 minutes making each of her children's school lunches.  Arranging and sculpting rice into adorableness for her beloved children. What showoffs.  Now what, Japanese Bento Moms?  Budget rainbow chip mini cookies wrapped in tinfoil aren't' good enough for you?  Eh?  Well.  Fine.  Fine, Imaginary Japanese Bento Moms. Be amazing.  You'll see... my ham sausage and triangle shaped cheeses will overcome your rice sculpting skills.  You'll see. 

Maybe I could sculpt the cookies into pandadogs if I wet them first.  Delish.

Also, we are going to see Santa today.  Yeah.  Already.  The idea is that we'll go early before the malls turn into the seventh circle of hell.    I wish my girl, Jami lived in this city.  She showed up at my house one year dressed as Santa to surprise my kids.  My son, who was 4 at the time, was completely convinced that her four foot tall, slight little frame was definitely Santa.  Imagine his shock when Santa took off his beard and drank a beer.   And he was a girl.  "NORA'S MOM IS SANTA CLAUS???"  Maybe she shouldn't pursue a career as a professional Santa, but it sure beats going to the mall.  Aw!  I miss my friend.  :(


9 comments:

dbs said...

Rice balls? Sounds yummy *sarcasm font* I always thought the notes in the lunch were the best part. You know... "Hi! This is an adorable note. Love Dad."

Cathenia said...

I love Bentos they so cute. I wanted to give them a try, like really wanted to. I bought a Bento box and everything but then realized I didn't have or want to use the time in my day to make them.

Vinny C said...

45 minutes per child?! Maybe Ma Duggar should take this up as a hobby. Then she'll be too busy to get pregnant again.

esbboston said...

Making the guitars reverberate from your sneeze? Awesome. That is definitely a super power that hasn't made it into the comic books yet.

laughingmom said...

I always felt accomplished just to get their lunches made! That and not losing my mind as they insist on eating the same thing EVERY day...boring and mind numbing.

Alittlesprite said...

My son is horrified when I cut his sandwiches into small triangles... he's 11. I like messing with his head...

P.S. Santa is scary.. No santa for us..Na..Ah..

Jonah Gibson said...

Making guitar strings hum with a sneeze: most awesome latent talent ever!

dufmanno said...

Dude, you need a small ray. It makes everything Bento sized. Including your family if you feel the need for that kind of thing one day.

C.B. said...

Well 99.9 % of Japanese moms are stay at home moms (not kidding) so obviously that's what they do....take care of children, cooking and cleaning (yes in 2011). I love bentos and I have a bento cook book from Mako at "just bento" (blog) which is fabulous. It's all about bentos made easy and quick. It can be cute or very adult which is the best for people with no kids who want to make bentos for themselves. Just check it out it's a great blog with recipes and how toos.

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