The Cat in the Hat

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Well… just the hat and no cat.

I tried to make one with bread and jam last week for Dr. Seuss’s birthday, but it didn’t come out so well so I made a revenge lunch.

There is a lot of room to improve (like it needs less white space) but I found it much easier to make it with rice than bread.

Maybe a cookie cutter is the way to go…

Hinamatsuri

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Today, March 3rd, is the “Hinamatsuri” (girl’s day) in Japan.

We celebrate girls in the family and wish for their healthy growth and happiness by displaying special dolls and eating chirashizushi among other things.

So I made lunch in that theme today. My mom used to make me these lunches every year. Even though we didn’t have the concept of “Character obento” at that time, but her hinamatsuri lunches were definitely that.

The paper craft in the back of the picture was made by our daughter at her Japanese school :)