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A Christmas Bento from Shirley

An early Christmas Bento for this year! In less than a month, it will be the festive season!~~。∠(゚∇゚)☆

This time I made Santa Claus and reindeer. :) I paired this Christmas sandwich bento with a fruit and vegetables salad side.

I was using the Maison De Lunch bento box. A super cool two-tiered bento box shaped as a house! One of the most fun bento boxes I own!

In addition to using it for onigiri and side dishes, it can also be used for bread-based bento!

In this Christmas bento, I placed the sandwiches and ‘characters’ on the top tier, which fitted perfectly under the roof shape cover!

The festive season theme is really fun and exciting! I will be making and sharing more Christmas bento creations.

Below are the detailed ingredients for the bento:

Santa Claus - red mini sausage for hat/body, seaweed for the eyes, hanpen for the hat/beard, red arare for the nose

*hanpen is a kind of Japanese white fishcake

*arare is fried dough. The one I used here was the small colored ball-shaped ones.

Reindeer - mini chicken sausages for head/body, red sausage for the antlers and nose, seaweed for the eyes Snowy Pine Trees - bread, powdered sugar, a star-shape bento pick Snowflake - I used white chocolate to draw the snow flake on a baking sheet and kept it in the chiller overnight Present Boxes - tamagoyaki, ham, ribbon-shaped bento pick *tamagoyaki is japanese rolled egg omelette

The salad ingredients were lettuce, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, french beans, edamame, sweet corn kernels, oranges, and the leftover bits of sausage, ham and egg ingredients after making the Christmas characters above! (no food wastage!)

Shirley - Bento specialist, Singapore

Hello :) I am Shirley, a bento artist/chef and blogger. I started making bento back in 2011 as getting lunch was very inconvenient at work, and in 2012 my blog, Little Miss Bento was born. Bento making is a passion that I am fond of, and excited about. My head is often bursting with ideas on what to make. Even when I visit the supermarkets, I often imagine what I can make out of an ingredient or food product. Character bentos are my forte, but I also enjoy making usual bento lunches, bread, sweets and other decorative food items. If you like kawaii and and fun creations, I am sure you will enjoy my blog postings. I will continue to do my best and thanks for staying with me.

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