24 February is a National Fake Mustache (Moustache) day in the Unites States but international celebration is on 3 February. This post is made in celebration of National Fake Mustache Day and Valentine’s Day.
First I made a hard-boiled egg. Most of us may already know how to make a hard-boiled egg, but for those who don’t, here is how I made it.
1. Fill up a small pot with cool tap water. Do not use hot water, or put an egg in the boiling water.
2. Place the egg gently with the water. There should be enough water to cover all the egg in the pot.
3. Use medium to high heat and bring it to a boil.
4. Once (as soon as) the water is boiling, turn of the heat and cover the pot with a lid.
5. Leave for 15 minutes.
6. Move the egg to a bowl with cold water (or with ice cubes) to stop the egg from cooking more
7. Leave the egg in cold water for 10 minutes and then they’re ready to use.
While I was waiting for the eggs to cook, I made salad. I used “Fresh Express” Spring Mix Mesclun, a mixed of baby lettuces, greens and radicchi leaves, cheese cut using fun cutters (link at the end of the post) and star shaped cucumbers. Served with my favorite salad dressing, sesame dressing, and side carrot and strawberry.
The above heart/flower cutter (or the bear/car design) allows me to cut many small little and fun shapes of cheese at one time. It has 2 pieces, one is for cutting, and the other is for pressing out the shapes. Use a chopstick to help release the cheese that may get stuck on the cutter, or toothpick, or food tweezer also work.
Below cutter is one of my all time favorite bento cutters. I like the arm shapes and glasses shape for completing a character when I make charaben. Also the green plate has 5 shapes that usually go with any occasion.
Now time to make Mr and Mrs Eggs.. (^o^)
Cut one hard boiled egg into half. I used seaweed (nori) punchers to create the cute faces, topping with mushroom. Mr Egg’s mouth is a sliced carrot. His mustache is a cut-out cheese.
For making the mustache shaped cheese, I used the “mask” shaped cookie cutter, also work as vegetable cutter, and rotate it 180 degrees to get a “mustache” shape… hahaha.. aren’t I creative!? (^-^) You can think outside the box and you may actually get more fun shapes out of your bento cutters. Same example with the mask cutter, if you combine 2 of them and rotate it 90 degrees, you will get a butterfly wing shape as well. Or combine different shapes and mix and match them together, like using two panda eyes cut out (from the CuteZcute cutter set) and combine them to be another shape of mustache. Creativity makes endless possibility. It is a good way to exercise your brain.
This post is a part of International Fake Mustache Day Blog Hop with my bento bloggers and friends. For many more fun food idea for Mustache lunches, click at the button below (or HERE to hop to Robot Squirrel and the Monkeys and hop over to see what other bento bloggers are making.
Lunch made with Love by …JJ…
Tools we used in this lunch