Happy Star Wars Day! This is the day when I pull out all the stops and make my very best attempt at something impressive for lunch. This year, I decided to make BB-8. I actually made 3 versions of BB-8 – one from rice balls, one from boiled egg, and one from cheese. That way my 2 sons and my husband could each have one for lunch.
However… things don’t always go as planned. Today was one of those days – everything that could go wrong did go wrong! I took some great pictures of all three bentos, and then something terrible happened when I tried to upload them onto my computer. All the photos were lost, along with lots of other bento photos – pretty much all the posts I was planning for the entire month of May!
My husband came home on his lunch break to see if he could save the photos somehow ( he couldn’t). He did bring his lunch with him though, so at least I could take some new photos along with Sam’s lunch. Cameron was already at work, so we weren’t able to get his 🙁
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH
- Both lunches have taco beef as their foundation, topped with brown rice. I thought the rice kind of looked like the desert sand
- Both lunches also have pineapple, strawberries, and a white jello R2D2, along with some veggies
- Everyone has access to a microwave, so the plan was for them to eat the fruits and veggies first, and then microwave the meat and rice and eat it with some guacamole and cheese
- The BB-8 on the left is made of white cheddar cheese, with details cut from nori and carrots
- The BB-8 on the right is made of 2 boiled eggs, with nori and carrot details
TIPS AND TRICKS
- I’ll tell you the truth – the cheese BB-8 was a lot easier to make than the egg one! I thought that a curved surface would be easier to work on, but the opposite was true – the carrot pieces just didn’t stick to the curved surface of the egg like I thought they would.
- Use a toothpick dipped in mayo to attach the carrot pieces to the cheese/egg. Mayo is a good glue for adding tiny details, and you can’t see it at all against the cheese or egg background.
- I cut thin carrot slices, placed them in a bowl, and covered them with a little water and microwaved them for 1 minute to soften them a little. This made it SO much easier to cut the carrots! I was even able to use scissors to cut some of the carrot pieces
I have made a few other Star Wars themed bento, and you can find them here in my Star Wars Bento Round-up