Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's a Bunny! It's a bear! It's an....egg?

Pierce will be starting preschool in 2 weeks.  He's just going to go for two half days a week.  He's very excited and asks every day if he can go to preschool.
In preparation, I ordered some bento supplies to make his lunches.
We have no bento supplies retailers where I live.
So I've been ordering supplies off Ebay.
They are coming from Japan, so needless to say it may take a couple of weeks to receive them all.
We did receive this egg shaper though.
After all, when you have as many eggs as we have from our chickens, you want some fun eggy options (and hey, if you have a great recipe that uses tons of eggs, please share!)

So we can now make bunny and bear shaped eggs.
The directions were in Japanese, so I had to go online to figure out how to use this.

You put the peeled, boiled egg in the shaper.
This egg was too small, so I actually added a little paper towel to make it fit right.

Then close and latch the box.  Place in warm water for a few minutes.
End result:
A bunny egg!
You can also dye them so they are different colors, but we try to avoid a lot of dyes in our house.  In particular, I have noticed negative effects from red and orange dyes.  They are kind of like an elixir of meanness for the 3 year old.
Anyhoo.
Pierce loved the bunny egg.
I'm always surprised by how much he adores boiled eggs as snacks.  He frequently requests them.  Gotta love that!

8 comments:

Jeremi said...

what a fun egg-enhancer! my girls love hard boiled eggs too ....... He will LOVE preschool : )

Sonya Heilmann said...

That's so cute!

Mary said...

What a cool idea!

Nicole said...

How cute is that!?! I am sure he is going to love them!

I hope he has fun at school!!

Anne Desmond said...

That is hillarious.... I LOVE it! I bet your boy loved that.

Anne @ http://lessonsthrulife.com

Holly said...

lol! I got your comment on my blog :) I saw the idea for MTM on some blog and just started searching around...and found your blog! I LOVE your ideas! My husband is sooo sick of me making him look at all these creative ideas for MTM, lol! I've only known about it for a couple days and I'm already obsessed, lol! Anyway...nice to "meet" you! :)

Monica said...

How cool is that!!! Never would have thought of inventing something that imprints eggs like that does!

Michelle said...

I( LOVE LOVE LOVE Bento! My 3 kids all take Bento lunches to school and always get compliments! The egg molds are my favorites!!