I wasn’t sure what we could do this year for Canada Day. But then it struck me that we should make a Canadian flag bento box. Canada is made up of people from all over the world, and this would combine my two favourite countries!
Tristan requested sushi for his birthday meal this year. We had sushi for my Mom’s birthday meal while she was here. It was supposed to be a Japanese picnic to enjoy the Northern Ireland cherry blossoms for hanami, but the weather wasn’t cooperative. Then Kallista requested sushi for her birthday as well. So continuing with the trend, we’ll celebrate Canada’s birthday with a Japanese meal!
This is a very simple meal! I used some Nishiki Rice that we’d made for supper the night before and patted it into a beautiful bento box.
I sliced up a red pepper to create the red edges to the Canadian flag, and then used a small maple leaf cookie cutter to punch out the centre for the flag. A little tip is to place your cookie cutter against the skin of the red pepper to get a nice sharp leaf outline.
The next step is easy – just place the red pepper on the top of the rice and your Canadian Flag is finished. Simply add a salad or items of your choice in the top layer of your o-bento box and you are good to go!
Phil will be working on Canada Day (July 1st), so we’ll be sending him to work with one of these.