Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bird themed bento with cheese cutouts

I've been dabbling a little bit in making my bentos cuter. I wanted to make a bird themed bento, so I cut my own shapes out of sliced cheddar cheese.
This bento has the cheese birds on a bed of leftover noodles. Also in this bento are leftover carrots and onions Lyonnaise, leftover homemade meatballs, crinkle cut cucumber slices, two Medjool dates (stuffed with slivered almonds), and two spicy chili peppers
I cut the birds by hand. They were really annoying! This would have been so much easier if I had a cookie cutter to use. Instead, I drew out a template for the birds on scratch paper, cut it out, and used it as a guide for these cheese birds. The bird at the bottom was not cooperating at all; His legs fell off!


  1. Very cute. I am impressed with your hand cut cheese birds! I know it is difficult to do.

  2. Very cute and looks yummy. Love the handcut bird:)

  3. At the end of cutting the birdies, the cheese got too warm, I think. It got all crumbly, leading to the double amputation of the third little birdie. I think I should have put the rest of the cheese in the fridge while I was cutting the big bird. I'm learning from my mistakes :)