Today is May the 4th - Star Wars Day! And the Bento Bloggers and Friends are having a blog hop!
This is my second time doing a Star Wars bento - last year I made Admiral Ackbar, and that post is still in my top ten of most viewed posts on my blog! I'd like to think my skills have improved a little in the past year, so this year I'd like to unveil ... Chewbacca, the kalua pork Wookie:
This lunch may look a little rice - heavy, but there's more to it than meets the eye. In the Star Wars logo section I have some delicious kalua pork underneath that black rice. The rice is naturally black - it's called "forbidden rice" by name. I made the Star Wars logo from cheese and nori. It wasn't as hard as it looks - I found a great tutorial on YouTube where I finally learned the secrets of how people make intricate designs out of cheese and nori. I tried it, and it worked great!
The stars are made from Soy wrappers - they are like nori sheets, but come in colors. I used a star hole punch to cut them out.
Up in the corner is some steamed broccoli, and on top of that are some cheese and cracker Tie Fighters. I made them from Trader Joe's Edamame crackers ( because they are hexagon shaped), cheese cut with a mini circle cookie cutter, and a dab of mayo to hold them together.
Chewbacca is in the corner on a bed of rice. He is made from kalua pork that I had in the freezer, thanks to my Weekly Food Prep - so it didn't take too long to make this bento... well, okay I won't lie to you. It took me way longer than my normal weekday bentos! But for something extra special, like this blog hop, I like putting in the effort (I was giggling as it started to take shape). I snipped off the tips of black beans for his eyes and nose, and his mouth is made from mushrooms and cheese that I cut with a mini carving tool. I packed it all in an Easy Lunch Box:
Now, do you want to see some other amazing Star Wars bento? Click on the button below to hop over to Bento, Monsters to see what Ming has made: ( the hop will go live at 10 AM mountain time)
Then follow along to the next blog, and the next, until you eventually end up back here.