This is the bento box I packed for my little girl's preschool lunch today.
As it turned out though, I ended up deciding to keep her home at the last minute because we are smack dab in the middle of the dreaded potty training and I don't want to break our momentum. So at lunchtime I got to see her reaction to her lunch, which was very adorable. A very dramatic intake of air and her squeaky little girl voice squealing "did you make this fishy lunch for MEEEE, mama? Did you? I lub it!". Ah, such cuteness. :)
Packed in a Sassy box, my cute girl had a sandwich (tuna, of course!) on whole grain bread cut with the fish/dolphin sandwich cutter from The Lunch Punch "Critter Cutters" set, a little silicone cup of Goldfish crackers. And on the left she has a fish-shaped hard boiled egg, clementine orange segments, and in the little dish is kiwi fruit and strawberries.
Did you notice that the fish-shaped egg doesn't quite look like the regular fish boiled egg shape you have seen before from the egg mold?
Hmmmm. There is definitely something fishy going on here. ;-)
I actually made this shaped egg by using a mini onigiri shaper! Onigiri actually means "rice ball" and usually refers to rice compacted into shapes for bento boxes. But by using a smaller sized egg and gently (very gently!) guiding it into the mold while it was very hot I was able to use it for an egg shaper. Some of the details around the mid section and face didn't conform fully, so I used a paring knife to bring out those details. The indents making the fishy eyes and tail creases were part of the mold press already.