Hooray, you made it! If you landed here via the Olympic Blog Hop and What's In Mom's Lunch Bag? then the space time continuum must still be intact. I hope you enjoyed the Whovian fantasticality of her bento. If you didn't come from there, be sure to go through the whole hop until you end up there!
And here is my Olympic bento lunch, Psych-o style:
Can you spot the Psych-isms in the lunch above? Answers below*
So I bet you are wondering what I mean by all 7 Olympic rings... I know, there are only 5 Olympic rings. I know. I looked at an image of them on the official Olympics website when I made the ones in this lunch.
No, I was referring to this scene from the TV show Psych:
I actually don't follow the Summer Olympics at all - just the Winter ones, and even then, just the hockey. And an Olympic themed lunch would mean nothing to the sproutlets. But Sailor Boy has some interest in them, and we both love Psych, so I made my hop bento a Lunch for the Man:
Sailor Boy's main course is teriyaki chicken & pineapple (with Psych references) and rice garnished with Olympic ring veggies. On the side he has pineapple on ring picks (Aha! There are 7 rings in this Olympic lunch!) and a heart-shaped hard-boiled egg (with a Canadian maple leaf pick) - because I always put a heart somewhere in his lunch, though sometimes it's hidden - for that little touch of love ♥
The coloured rings are sweet Hungarian pepper (dyed blue), yellow Sunburst tomato, Kalamata olive, jalapeno pepper, and red pepper.
Oooh, those Olympic rings gave me some trouble. They look pretty simple right? Well, kudos to real bento artists, because making designs with tiny pieces of veggies takes patience. Plus I had to soak pepper rings in dye overnight for the blue. I made a mess of several slices of veggies before I decided those would do.
It all came together rather nicely, I think. Sailor Boy said it was delicious (it was his lunch yesterday). When I make him a lunch, I leave it where he will see it in the fridge in the morning, since he leaves before I wake. He knows the Easy Lunchboxes with the blue lids are his to take. But he didn't take the grape juice box! He said he thought I must have bought them for the kids. Now, I never buy juice boxes for the sproutlets, unless they have a field trip... I bought grape juice boxes specifically for his Psych-themed lunch, but he missed the reference, tsk tsk. Oh well, the kidlets can have them now :)
Now, jump through the Olympic rings (all 5 of them) to visit the next stop in the hop, and be amazed by what Lunch With Eyeness has done!
*Psych-isms:1. Suck it. No you suck it. A frequent exchange between Shawn & Gus. 2. Pineapple. There's one in every episode. 3. Grape juice box. "Two questions: Where can I get one of those, and does it come in Grape-ilicious?" Shawn, Psych 207. 4. Canadian maple leaf. Represents Pierre Desperaux, the elusive Canadian art thief - and the fact that the show is filmed in British Columbia, Canada, where I'm from, which is awesome :)
Stuff I used for these lunches: