♪ Sakura sakura~~ ♪ What day is it today?? Friday, yaaay!! And today is my hubby's birthday. He is going to participate in the Toya marathon tomorrow.
In the meantime, fortunately, Sakura trees are STILL blooming in my area. But we can't yet go on a ohanami picnic since we have lots of things we've got to do on weekend. At least, I wanted to make a sakura bento this morning. Maybe this was the first time I dyed food with food coloring. I used red food coloring obtained from safflower for usuyaki tamago (egg sheet). Look! Do these blossoms look like fish sausage, don't these?? Gosh! This time, I discovered that natural food colorings weren't strong unlike synthetic ones. Though this bento didn't come out as I thought, I'm going to keep it up. I need to attempt a lot more. Long and winding road~~ ♪ HAHA
I found fresh fillets of atka mackerel sold at low price yesterday. So I made some fish patties last night. Salmon chirashi zushi under the blossoms and cut edamame. And hodgepodge salad (I call it) and fried pumpkin slices seasoned with mentsuyu.