Yesterday I went to Marukai at Ward and found this package of furikake that will color your rice when mixed with it. You can see on the package that it contains 5 different colors to play with- pink, green, yellow, red, and purple! I used the pink packet for my flowers which I mixed with a little less than half a cup of rice to get the desired pretty pink color. To keep with the Valentine’s theme, I made the flowers looking at each other lovingly under the smiling sun. The bento also contains fried chicken and a pink ume soba decorated with the same heart picks that I used yesterday. The flavor of the ume is very distinct, so if your child is not an ume fan then you should go for something else like pink somen. The different flavored/colored somen that I have tried in the past have been much, much blander.
Hope you all have a great weekend!