Monday, November 22, 2010

Expelliarmus Bentokus!

I went to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 yesterday. It was pretty exciting, and I wore a temporary scar tattoo on my forehead, along with my plastic Harry Potter glasses. Yes, yes I am a huge nerd. But it's so much FUN! The movie was good, although that Harry and Hermione kiss came out of left field and made me feel bad for the 9-year-old kid who decided to celebrate his birthday at the theater. His poor little friends will be scarred for life. To commemorate the beginning of the end, I had to make a Harry Potter bento. ~8-)

This is the younger (kinder, gentler) version of Harry when he was just a little wizard at Hogwarts. Harry is made of onigiri (rice balls) with nori covering the lower onigiri, and nori for the hair, glasses, and eyes. His scar is drawn on with food coloring pens, and his mouth is part of a pink egg sheet. (It was my first try at egg sheet and it worked ok, gotta try again soon.) Harry's Gryffindor scarf is cheddar cheese and bits of red bell pepper. His wand is a pretzel stick with magical white pomegranate seeds (from De'Santis Farms) shooting out the end. There's steamed broccoli, a chunk of roasted delicata squash (from Ridgeview Farms), baby carrots, and a few Aidell's chicken teriyaki meatballs as well.

This bento also works for hapabento's November B.O.M.B. - this month the theme is Squash! I am sure I will have another bento that will fit the theme before November 30th. Check out the B.O.M.B. entries here, and be sure to submit your own.

BIG NEWS: I made a bento calendar for 2011! It's filled with lots of fun pictures of bento, and each month has a special tip to help make bento-ing easier. Check it out here! And if you buy the calendar before November 30th, it's 40% off! Use this code at checkout to get 40% off: 40CLNDRS2011

27 comments:

  1. LOVE!!!! Great job, Michelle :)

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  2. So cute! So much details on it. What is the magic spell that you use to create this? hahaha ... Can't wait for the Part 2. Hope will not take too long to come out :)

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  3. Adorable Harry! I had to cover Kidlet's eyes during the aforementioned scene.....I thought it was never going to end! :P

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  4. what a cute bento! We too went to see Harry Potter yesterday. It was indeed a great movie. It didn't seem 2 1/2 hours long! You are right about that kissing scene...they could've done something lesser, would have worked to the same effect. I can't wait for part 2 in July!

    Congrats on the Calendar! Looks great!

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  5. Very very adorbs!! He is so cute I just wanna pinch his cheeks!

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  6. So cute! Love the detail! The meatball looks delish too :)

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  7. Great job; looks just like him.

    More detail on the kiss: Is there tongue involved, or what?

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  8. Aw, this is a cute one! Yet to watch the latest show, must go for it soon! :D

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  9. Great job! We watched it last sat. I missed some parts, kid needed to pee and the phone just kept vibrating!! ;(

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  10. Awesome calendar!! I love your HP, he is so cute!

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  11. thanks Lia! I am really looking forward to part 2 also!

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  12. Jenn- I KNOW! It was kind of uncomfortable! I am rereading the book now, and I guess I forgot about that scene, but it's not as graphic as in the movie. Sheesh!

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  13. Hi Mrs. P! You're right, the movie went by pretty fast and I was not ready for it to end. Thanks for the nice compliment on my calendar!

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  14. thank you Sysyl! I keep those meatballs in the freezer for easy bento stash.

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  15. Thanks dragonmamma! The kiss is a fantasy sequence which Voldemort is using against Ron, to spur jealousy. Harry and Hermione appear pretty much topless and are kissing pretty vigorously. It's unnerving.

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  16. Thanks Kids Dream Work! I bet you will love it! I already want to go back and see it again!

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  17. Thanks anna2003! Now you'll have to go back and see it again. Oh darn! :)

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  18. Thanks Heather! I had fun making both the calendar and this HP bento. :)

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  19. Thanks, tatabonita! It made me laugh! :)

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  20. This one is way too cute and funny. It is also the first Harry Potter bento I've seen. How creative of you!

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  21. Thanks Tiffany! You should check out Lia at Bentolicious. She did an amazing Harry Potter with egg sheet.

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