Girl in dragon costume bento

January 23, 2012

Girl in dragon costume bento

Hello everyone!

After a long break I am back :).

I hope you all had a great beginning of new year ^_^. As for myself, I was sick again… it feels much better this week, I am done with the flu for now. YAY!

Today for the first time during winter, LV went to pre school with her pulk (sled). We usually don’t allow her to because the most of the time, the snowy sidewalks are covered with a layer of sand, which damages pretty much the bottom of her sled. It has been snowing constantly lately in Helsinki and for some reason, the snowplow didn’t clear up the sidewalks this morning.

January 23, 2012

In the afternoon, big sister was so enthusiastic about playing with the sled, she convinced Pikkusiili to go out to play too. The result was having two hungry little girls coming home :). I prepared two bentos, my attempt to celebrate the Lunar New Year (Chinese New Year). It is the Year of the Dragon!!

(Lau! Feliz Ano do Dragao ;)

Girl in dragon costume bento

Contents: Farfalle pasta with spinach, feta cheese, sun dried tomatoes, red onions, walnuts and pecans, mini plum tomato, lettuce, red grapes, cucumber and a tiny mandarin orange. The dragon girl is a dessert-sandwich made with whole grain bread, nutella, green soy wrap, details made with cucumber, cheese, nori, wakame seaweed and jam for the cheeks :).

Ok… it is embarrassing, the girl should have looked like this (my earlier sketch-fooling around):

Dragon girl sketch

Hmm.. does the bento-girl look like a dragon at all?

Girl in dragon costume bento

Hmm.. ok… maybe a frog… Ahahahahah!

Happy Lunar New Year for my friends who celebrate it!

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14 Responses to “Girl in dragon costume bento”

  1. Laura Sato Says:

    Thank you, lil sis… I loved the dragonette, lol.

  2. PepperBento Says:

    I love the sketch and the bento girls definitely look like dragons, they are sooooo very cute!!!

  3. sheri Says:

    Awwww so so precious! The dragon costumed girl and the sketch both! And the snowy environs — so much fun for the lil girls. I bet they were super excited to see their delicious bento when they came in from their wintery fun. Love your Lunar New Year celebration theme: best wishes for a wonderful new year filled with new adventures! Look forward to sharing them with you here!

  4. Chantale Says:

    Oh my goodness! So cute! I really love it and I love the photo of your little girl with her sled.. so sweet. Happy New Year to you way over there in Finlande!! Sending you hugs and kisses xoxo!

  5. Lia Chen Says:

    Happy Lunar Year! I love your cute sketch and your super cute dragon bento. You are one of the multi-talented moms that I knew. Saw your girl picture in Instagram earlier and like it very much :) Hope you are feeling better! I’m fighting too here and hope we both will be fit again very soon. In the meantime, take care my dear friend *hugs* (^.^)

  6. Yenny Says:

    Happy Lunar New Year :)
    you are very good in sketch and dragon bento!

  7. karaimame Says:


  8. karaimame Says:

    Thank you Pepper Bento! ^^

  9. karaimame Says:

    Oh! They pointed out “it has been a long time since the last bento mommy” and added “is that a frog?” >_<. I explained it was a dragon and they replied "AH! Like a dinosaur". hmm.. okay then. :D
    Thank you Sheri, sending you the best wishes back, to you and your sweeties!

  10. karaimame Says:

    Thank you amiga! Sweet wishes to you too!

  11. karaimame Says:

    Aw Lia, I really hope you are getting better too! Arf, getting sick is so annoying!
    Thank you for your kind words, wish you a super good year full of happiness and joy! *hug back*

  12. karaimame Says:

    Thank you Yenny, you are so sweet!

  13. I LOVED seeing the sketches and then the finished (adorable) bento…awesome new year’s post!

  14. karaimame Says:

    Thank you Jenn! Should I start showing my messy sketches for the next posts too? ;)

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