Confession time: I have a soft spot for Spam. It’s delicious in scrambled eggs, in fried rice, and of course, in Spam musubi (in other words, a sushi roll with Spam in the center). I’m pretty good with all forms of processed meat — hot dogs, cocktail wieners, etc. — but my favorite is Spam. We don’t have it too often because, well, it’s laden with sodium and other unsavory ingredients, but I do love it, and so do the boys, Jack in particular. The other day, he asked me very sweetly to make him “ham sushi” (aka Spam sushi), so today, I made him this lunch to take to school in his new three-tier box from Daiso:
In the top tier (the one in the upper left hand corner), there are eight handmade Spam sushi rolls (I have this awesome rice mold from Daiso that makes it super easy — no more rolling sushi on bamboo mats!) and some edamame. The middle tier has strawberries and blueberries, and the bottom tier has watermelon chunks. Just for kicks, here’s a closer look at the compartments.
And there’s the box all stacked together, with a bento belt holding it together:
I think Jack will be very surprised to open his lunch and see his beloved ham sushi! I wish I could be there to see his reaction. 🙂