Saturday, January 1, 2011

8th day of Christmas: eight maids a milking

Cows have such a soft spot in my heart, so this was a fun bento for me to make. My great uncle, who was much like a grandfather to me (and for whom my sweet Owen shares a name), owned and operated a dairy farm his whole life. I grew up clamoring around the old antiquated milking equipment in his old abandoned milk barn, stacking dusty discarded glass milk bottles, and daydreaming about the farm days of yore. :)

My bento lunch rendering for the 8th day of Christmas, eight maids a milking:
8th day of Christmas

This bento holds:
- triple decker mini cow face sandwich
- pretzel squares
- clementine orange
- three quesadillas, cut with a cow shaped cookie cutter
- purple grapes
- mozzarella cheese stick
- a milk pail full of Milkduds :)

Coming up with eight maids was a wee bit tricky. Four of the milkmaids are represented by girly-face picks (found here).

8th day grape maids

The remaining four milkmaids are cheese heads. :) Their faces are drawn with food-safe markers and adorned with pretty bow picks.
8th day cheese head maids

This is my favorite 12 Days of Christmas bento so far. It was super tricky to get everything arranged, so it's sweet relief to be happy with how it turned out! I'm thinking I really have my work cut out for me for the next four days! What have I gotten myself into?! :)

This is part 8 of a 12 part bento series on the Twelve Days of Christmas! :)
See also:
7th day of Christmas: seven swans a swimming
6th day of Christmas: six geese a laying
5th day of Christmas: five golden rings
4th day of Christmas: four calling birds
3rd day of Christmas: three french hens
2nd day of Christmas: two turtle doves
1st day of Christmas: a partridge in a pear tree

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