I’m very excited about my new bento supplies. I’ve been surprised that it’s pretty difficult to find bento supplies, even in a multi-cultural city like Toronto. I have found some fun stuff on-line, but they don’t ship to Canada. Luckily I’ve got friends in high places… well at least in the US, who are willing to act as shipping and receiving for me. 😉 So here’s what I got:
My favourite is probably these toothpicks, that change food into umbrellas, balloons, rings, and flowers.
And here’s how I used some of the new loot today, in a flower themed Muffin Tin Meal.
We had flowers made of bananas, with the blueberry centre held in place with a little piece of spaghetti (great idea I learned from another blogger, it works just like a toothpick, but isn’t harmful if ingested). Don’t you just love the flower stem and leaves tooth pick?
I also made a few tiny carrot flowers. We also had some left-over mac and cheese. For dessert, a scoop of ice-cream with some sprinkles on the side in one of our new silicone flower cups.
It’s fun to sometimes make meal times a little more special, because life really is a party, if you make it one!
This post is linked up at Muffin Tin Mom, where you’ll be inspired by lots of other amazing Muffin Tin Meals.