Totoro Week: How to Make a Totoro Cream Cheese Bagel
Hai! I’m coming at you with a Totoro cream cheese bagel as a result of it’s Totoro Week! Why is Totoro Week beginning on a Wednesday you ask? Properly, as a result of means again in 2013(!!) I dressed up spam musubi as Totoro and nearly died of cuteness. It was the primary time I dressed up meals as Totoro and I used to be hooked. It was proper round halloween and so the 12 months after that, as a substitute of pondering of a fancy dress for me, I made a decision to decorate up another meals as Totoro and declared the week earlier than halloween Totoro Week. Yup, that’s the not-so-interesting beginning story of Totoro Week.
For a pair years I requested folks in the event that they wished to affix in and make Totoro meals however this 12 months I acquired actually caught up in life and didn’t even take into consideration Totoro Week till a few days in the past. So, it’s a solo Totoro Week for me this 12 months. Properly, except for all these folks on Instagram who’ve appropriated the #totoroweek hashtag to place up pictures of themselves or their infants in Totoro costumes ¯_(ツ)_/¯
I’m on a complete Instagram break by the best way – I used to be getting strategy to obsessive about watching rando folks’s tales and my psychological well being (to not point out my productiveness) was struggling laborious. So, in case you see somebody posting on Insta, it’s Mike 🙂 I imply, I suppose I nonetheless sort of creeping generally, on my secret account the place I solely comply with cute drawings and cute canine, however aside from that I’m off, I swear!
Anyway, again to this Totoro bagel! I’m all about bagels for breakfast as a result of they’re straightforward and I don’t want to consider something after I’m half asleep and eager to stuff my mouth. Normally my bagels look all toasted flawed and the cream cheese is all crumby, however since I made these guys in the course of the afternoon after I used to be correctly awake they appear nice!
It’s fairly easy to make a totoro cream cheese bagel.
Begin by prepping Totoro’s face and chest furries. It appears sort of counter-intuitive to do that earlier than you’ve even toasted your bagel, however that is really essentially the most time consuming a part of making any Totoro meals so I all the time do it at the start earlier than I get too pissed off and simply eat no matter I’m making as a substitute of constructing it right into a Totoro.
- Use a bubble tea straw or tiny circle cookie cutter and lower out Totoro’s eye whites out of a slice of mozzarella cheese. I used lite mozzarella cheese, which wasn’t my first selection however it was all of the had on the grocery retailer close to us and I didn’t wish to stroll the additional two blocks to the opposite retailer for non lite cheese. Anyway, lower out two white cheese eye whites.
- Use a nori punch or scissors to chop out two eyes, a nostril, and chest furries. Use some scissors to chop some whiskers too. I take advantage of a combo of nori punches to make life straightforward however you should use tiny scissors too. Peep these cute tiny scissors within the pictures by the best way – they’re presupposed to appear like a daikon! I acquired them from Tokyo they usually’re the cutest.
- Toast a bagel, any bagel. I like sesame bagels as a result of sesame seeds are good though they all the time get caught in my enamel. They style good so they’re 10/10 price it. I like stuff toasted on the toaster aspect of issues however generally that backfires as a result of it finally ends up burnt, however right here it was all good. Toast your selection of bagel to your stage of toastiness.
- Unfold a cream cheese stomach onto your toasted bagel. That’s fairly straight ahead. Attempt to make it kinda curvy, clean, and freed from crumbs.
- Place your eyes, nostril, whiskers and chest furries in the best locations.
It was fairly fast to make this Totoro in comparison with different Totoros I’ve made, in all probability as a result of I didn’t really make something, I simply embellished. However, generally that’s even higher as a result of folks will really make issues which can be extra easy.
Anyway, I’m off to not watch The Haunting of Hill Home as a result of I actually wish to however I’m additionally scared to demise of it but additionally actually wish to watch it. We watched 1 and bit episodes whereas mates had been over (we needed to cease watching the second episode as a result of our pal was too freaked out – HI BETTY!) and I haven’t completed it as a result of Mike’s not that into it however he additionally promised that he would hang around with me whereas I watch it. I’m on the fence on what I ought to do about it…
I’m off! Extra Totoro goodness coming this week!
PS – I haven’t blogged for some time and I can inform as a result of I’m occurring and on and on. Geez, it’s like I can’t shut up! Thanks for indulging me 😉
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