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Sunday, December 12, 2010

dreaming christmas kitty bento



Monday's bento features a peaceful (goat cheese) kitty dreaming under an asparagus holiday tree...her gift may well be some salmon, like the spicy salmon salad that lies underneath the multigrain pilaf layer of this bento!

In the upper small compartment, fig and orange slices dusted with coconut. Also for lunch: a slice of a rich casserole of pumpkin, Gruyere cheese and bread cubes from this fun recipe. Cooking the savory elements (garlic, shallots, thyme and Gruyere are such a lovely combination) inside the pumpkin works beautifully--after long baking, the bright orange pumpkin flesh tasted sweet and delicious and we were transported by the aromas of this dish to the French countryside...

Stuffed pumpkin, hot from the oven:

With asparagus, at the table...
Images from a twilight walk after a misty, rainy Sunday...

Have a great week!


22 comments:

Megg said...

That is TOO cute! If she's anything like my cat (who resides with my parents) she's dreaming of tearing all low-hanging ornaments off the tree and getting tangled up in ribbons and wrapping paper! ^_^

bentobird said...

Thanks for this adorable comment, Megg!

Lyndsey said...

Everything sounds so lovely. I love the twilight photos, it gives you a whole other feeling. Beautiful. Love the kitty, and the little red hearts on the asparagus tree.

I have been so behind on all my blogging. Hope to catch up soon!

I wish you a great week too!

Lia Chen said...

Beautiful bento! Your kitty is dreaming about a beautiful Christmas. The one that you will have later :) I love to hang Christmas ornaments ... it's fun to do it with the kids and hubby.

Emily Ng said...

Adorable dreaming kitty and beautiful bento, as always!!! Love the twilight photos so much, you are living in a beautiful place, Jenn. Have a great week too. :)

bentobird said...

Hi Lyndsey! Many thanks as always for your super sweet comments...I'm sure a twilight walk in your beautiful part of FL would be much warmer than here ;)

bentobird said...

Hi Lia, how are you? You are so artistic, I'd LOVE to see a picture of your decorated tree. Season's Greetings, dear pal!

bentobird said...

Hi Emily, thanks so much, happy you liked this one! Looking forward to your new cute bentos this week, love the holiday inspiration :D

Robin said...

I can just taste that savory sweet pumpkin! Delightful bento and imagine the visual gifts from your walk. Happy Week to you!

bentobird said...

Hi Robin! Thanks for flying over with these lovely comments...I'm sure we'll be making this pumpkin dish again!

yunitarahmasari aka tatabonita said...

Pretty cat! Is that your cat? Hehe :D. Oh Jenn, you always make me want to go the US everytime I see your beautiful picts :D

bentobird said...

Hi there Ta! Thanks so much :D!

Lexi said...

Beautiful photos of your walk - and I love the kitty!

bentobird said...

Thanks Lexi! I know we both take inspiration from the charm and beauty of cats!

Tiffany Yang said...

A sleeping kitty by the X'mas tree! awww......so sweet!
Merry Christmas ^,^

bentobird said...

Hi Tiffany, thank you! Means a lot from such an artist of kawaii! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Debra said...

Beautiful bento and photes as always.
Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Arudhi said...

Hello! I just came across your photostream at Flickr and wow, you make such wonderful bentous!

Bentobird said...

Hello Debra! Wishing you and Saba Man a really delightful holiday season & I look forward to lots of shared bento fun in 2011!

Thank you for sharing such a special understanding of the artistic dimensions of cooking/bento with us, it is such an inspiration!

Bentobird said...

Hello Arudhi! Thanks indeed for your visit and lovely comments. I've enjoyed exploring your yummy blog and look forward to following your culinary creativity in the new year :D!

OhayoBento said...

The pumpkin casserole sounds amazing! I'm living vicariously through your bentos this week, they're gorgeous! Wish I had one!

Bentobird said...

Hi Heather! Lovely comments, thank you. It's a very cozy recipe, I recommend it :)

Have a wonderful holiday!