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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

golden squash frittata bento

Today's bento made use of the beautiful slender squash at the farmers market:
I sautéed several of the sqaush, thinly sliced, with onion, fresh basil, and golden squash flowers. Next, eggs, milk and swiss cheese were added before pouring all in a round casserole to bake. This little heart was made from the frittata and is decorated with golden squash "clouds" and purple sage blossoms:
 
Snow pea tops, mini peppers, ripe cherries and a vanilla kiwi cupcake round things out!

20 comments:

Lyndsey said...

Beautiful squash and frittata! Isn't is fun to say frittata? Almost as much fun as it is to eat! :D

I love the kiwi on the cupcake really rounds things off, it looks so good in my favorite pink bento! (I thought I had that similar one but on mine the top is pink and the bottom is white -oops) Loving the orange flower too...everything is so pretty!

bentobird said...

Hi Lyndsey!
Thanks as always for your thoughtful, kind comments! This pink box is such a cheerful color that it jump-starts the bento process for me! Really loved "Wordless Wednesday" today, such great pictures :D

Sonoma Bento said...

Gorgeous bento as always, Jenn! You can make individual frittatas in muffin tins, which is really easy. Be sure to spray the tins with nonstick spray first, though.

I saw squash blossoms at the market today, and seriously considered snapping some up, but they are so delicate that I feel bad about buying them unless I can use them right away. Hopefully I will get a bit of downtime soon so I can make stuffed squash blossoms, yum!

sherimiya said...

So sweet. I love the ease of frittatas, and the way you can put any number of wonderful veggies inside. Lovely presentation, as always! Vanilla kiwi cupcake sounds divine!

Token (Bento-Lunch-Blog) said...

heaven! it's like heaven! These wonderful bright colors! My mother just picked some Squash blooms this morning from our Garden! :) Yummy!

bentobird said...

Hi Sonoma Bento, glad these beauties are at your market, too...look forward to seeing how you'll prepare them:)

bentobird said...

Hi sherimiya, yes indeed--no end to the possible veggie frittata variations, perfect for this season of fresh bright produce. I was just wondering about a corn-roasted eggplant--basil-goat cheese combo! Have a sunny, happy first day of July :)

bentobird said...

Hi Token! You are too sweet, thanks dear! Maybe we'll see those fresh-picked squash blooms on your blog?

megan said...

yum, i would eat this bento for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! the frittata sounds fantastic, and the little heart cut out of it is so unexpected and cute! and the kiwi vanilla cupcake is the perfect sweet ending to such a pretty meal :-)

bentobird said...

thanks megan, so sweet! ya know, this turned out to be not quite enough for lunch so now I'm having a falafel supplement!

susanyuen said...

Wow, lovely bento and that frittata looks awesome! So pretty! :)

bentobird said...

Hi Susan! Thanks so much...wishing you and family a wonderful holiday weekend with plenty of festive, yummy foods...I'm curious about a Hawaii-style 4th of July feast!

KidsDreamWork said...

Lovely bento! On first look at the very first photo, somehow I find the golden squash "clouds" and purple sage blossoms look just like tiny dragonfly, love them! :)

bentobird said...

ohhh, I love that interpretation, KidsDreamWork...especially since dragonflies have recently arrived here and are beautifully buzzing around! Thanks and wishing you a nice weekend!

Debra said...

What a delightful bento! The squash are beautiful! Hope you are having a wonderful summer!

Fluteloop said...

What lovely color squash and a very way to incorporate it into a bento sized portion!

bentobird said...

Hi there Debra! Many thanks...summer is off to a sizzling, heat wave start around here but the refreshing and juicy produce so abundantly available helps....Happy summer and happy summer bentoing!

bentobird said...

Many thanks Fluteloop for your thoughtful comment, as always!

tatabonita said...

This is my very first time seeing those slender yellow squashes (thanks for sharing it with us Jenn :D). And your bento presentation with the pink background sounds so girlyyyy :D

bentobird said...

Hi Ta! They are delicate squash and I think did help inspire a *girly* bento! I'm in pink mode recently...such a happy color :)