|No, I didn't make this BENTO lunchbox. BUT ... I'm on a mission to make one today!|
I love that there are whole communities dedicated to subjects I know literally nada about.
Take the Bento Box.
I think it's a Japanese thing. (Yes, I could google it, but it's way more fun to just guess. Besides, I don't need to KNOW everything, yanno? Ha.)
Anyway, my point!
I think the Bento Box is a type of box used for holding regular school lunches/work lunches?
But if you spend any time searching "Bento Box" on Pinterest, I'm telling you, it's SO SO MUCH MORE!
Now, I've made one before. About 3 years ago we did a panda rice Bento thingy for the kids' school lunches.
I loved it. So much so, I photographed it. (How else Dave know that I'd painstakingly hand-crafted cheese and rice into random shapes?)
I think the kids thought it was cool ...
but I also think they were worried their mom was losing her marbles. (Which I was ... and still am. PS.)
Besides, who has this much time on their hands?
But I'm making time today--because the Bento Box just cracks me up every time I look at it.
It's like seeing a photo of a kitten or baby sheep: it just plain cracks me up.
It's my version of Comedy Central.
So, stay tuned ... I'm getting my rice-shaping skills ON today.