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Friday, June 25, 2010

A Few Fun things on Friday

Happy Friday! I had a little time so I thought I would play with some of my gadgets that I have. I am going to try out my egg molds! I got a set from Ann at Anncoo's Hobby and Wendy from Wendolonia. I have already tried and used my picks and rice molds, and they work great and Maranda loves the rice balls anytime, for lunch or snacks!

For the rice balls in this bento I used a rice and grain blend, that I got the idea from Sheri at Happy Little Bento. She had some red rice and white rice mixed with a few other grains. So when I found some red rice I decided to try it, especially since I've been buying several new rice and grains to try. We had this for dinner and I used the leftover for the rice balls. I really liked it, but Wade thought it needed a little more flavor...okay that's easy enough to do.

Back to the egg mold. One set was all in Japanese and I can't read that yet. The other had instructions in English too. I also checked the great directions that Maki had on her Just Hungry
blog, she also has a Just Bento blog that has a wealth of information if you want to start making bento box lunches.
First thing is to boil and peel the eggs. I hate peeling fresh eggs, they are so hard to peel! Ack!
Then place the warm peeled egg in the mold. (it looks all beat up) I placed it in warm water right before using the mold.

Okay... now I used a large egg in a large mold. I think I need an extra large egg here. These molds should work well for rice balls too, which is what Maranda wanted to use them for. Looks like this one will become egg salad!

The next mold is marked large too...but this was from the other set. A much nicer looking egg.

Close the lid and snap it shut, and put it in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes.
Ta-Da!! This one worked! That was fun!

I had these cookie cutters that will also leave and impression. I found that Pubix brand wheat bread is soft enough to use for this. Usually you would have to use white bread, so this was nice.

I found this little boiled egg holder. They had a sheep too, but we don't always sit down and eat boiled eggs much so I just got one for photos. It did remind me of my childhood when we use to use egg holders.

Martha from Seaside Simplicity had once said that using ice cube trays are a good way to keep extra lemon, and key lime juice. I ran across these (on clearance of course $2). This will be perfect when our lemon tree has all those lemons I don't want to go to want it to go to waste. Also you won't have this happen to you when you get it mixed up with something else!

Then I picked up these handy storage trays half off at Michael's that work great for my food picks. The other one was for my baran (food dividers).

Best of all it fits perfect in the tiny drawer that I have for my lunch making supplies.
Ho hum...too much for you?
I think that's enough busy work for these lazy days of summer.


  1. The moulds look fabulous! Have a nice weekend!

  2. Beautiful clicks! very attractive moulds.

  3. What fun, I love the bunny face egg. I have never seen moulds like this. Maybe would not have even known what they were for!! Diane

  4. Never thought to mold a hard boiled egg. That is fabulous! Would make a great suprise in the kids' camp lunches.

  5. Oh I love it!! I so want to start making bento box lunches for myself for my work lunches, lol. It looks like a lot of fun!

  6. Talk about having fun with your food. Even though your mother probably told you not to play with your food, this shouldn't count! They're so cute.

  7. Cool Lassi(e) and Vidhya - Thanks!

    Diane - I know isn't it fun! I can't find these around us, that's why it was so nice to get them from some blogger friends!

    Betty Ray - I know I wish I would of had these when my daughter was younger! It's still fun!

    Brenda - You should! Bento lunches are a great way to eat healthy too!

    Roberta, Lol! You're right and it's is fun!

  8. I love these egg molds and most bento accessories.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment :)

  9. Lyndsey...where were you when my lunchbox was tired and boring?
    You're a real treasure of infomation yourself.
    The bunny egg mold by itself would put a great big smile on my Hubby's face.
    Thanks for the bento creativity. Always a pleasure to look at.
    Flavourful wishes,

  10. Super cute bento and your bunny egg is perfect! Awesome cutters too!

  11. Good Job Lindsey, I'm impressed!

  12. You are really rockin' these Bento boxes Lyndsey! I really want to get into to experimenting now that I've FINALLY joined you on summer break! Thanks for the mention in this post. Let's get together soon :-)

  13. Biren, Thanks, and you're welcome!

    Claudia - Haha! I know my boring childhood lunch too. The worst was bologna sandwich. Thanks, I was hoping not to give too much info...hehe!

    Susan - Thanks that means a lot!

    Thank you Ann! So nice of you to say!

    Martha - Thanks! You're on, let's meet up for sure!

  14. Ooh, you have a wonderful collection of bento gadgets! Looking forward to your ideas and works for bento one after another :)

  15. Oh Lyndz, those eggs look so cute! Love the bunny one. Those bento cutters look so adorable. Lucky that you able to get all those stuffs there too. Looking forward for more from you soon. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.
    Cheers, Kristy
    p/s Have received your mail. will write soon! see ya.

  16. What a nice bento! And what a collection of kitchen gadgets you have ..

  17. the lacquer spoon - thank you, my collection is small compared to some others. I usually do post photos of my bentos much...I'm getting there.

    3HT - sometimes you just have to play with your food! :D

    Kristy - It's actually hard to get bento stuff where I am. You have to get creative and use other stuff, the cutters are for cookies. Or you have to have a great group of blogger friends that can send you stuff you can't get locally! Like the picks, and molds! Thanks Kristy, look forward to hearing from you! Cheers!

    Laura - thanks you, it's kind of my weakness...I better get it under control...hehehe!

  18. Awesome post, Lyndsey! I loved all the pictures of your cool bento items! Your multigrain onigiri-hearts came out perfectly and look really sweet in your bento, as does the egg bunny...really nice! The darling animals made me smile!

  19. I love your egg shaper and cool ice molds. Makes freezing lemon juice way more fun. :)
    Are rice balls just compressed rice or do you add something to make them stick?

  20. Bentobird - sorry for the delay in a response, thank you for such nice comments!

    Megan - thanks, yes the rice balls are compressed in the molds, but I use a medium or short grain rice, it tends to stick better.


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