When I recently spotted a competition on the Tots 100 website to design a ‘Foodimal’ (an animal made from food), I couldn’t wait to give it a try.¬† Fun food is what the Eats Amazing blog is all about, so this was right up our street!¬† The competition¬†is¬†in celebration of the¬†release of ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2‘ on Blu-Ray and DVD, and the prize is a Sony home cinema system worth ¬£500 – eeep! Whilst it would be amazing to win a prize like that, we are entering the competition mainly for the fun of it –¬†any excuse to have fun with our food!
Update: We won the competition! On reflection though,¬†I decided that we really didn’t need the ginormous TV¬†(much to Mr Amazing’s dismay!) so we¬†donated it to a local charity Naomi House.¬† I hope that it brings a little¬†joy to some very poorly children.
I sat down with Small Child and asked him what he thought we should make.¬† He really wanted me to make one of my egg rabbits, which I have made to go in his lunch box before, but the competition stated that the entry had to be a meal, so we decided that we would make a whole pile of egg rabbits, and use them in a salad for the whole family to enjoy.¬† We planned how we were going to go about it, gathered our supplies, and got to work!
I first hard boiled the eggs,¬†then prepared some vegetables for¬†Small Child to cut into flowers.¬† We used stripey beetroot, purple carrot, orange carrot and cucumber.¬† Small Child used some of our bento cutters to make a variety of flowers.
In the meantime I peeled the eggs (after cooling them in cold water), and¬†turned¬†them all into rabbits, with the aid of a sharp knife, edible marker pens (for the eyes) and some tiny pieces of beetroot (for the noses).¬† The last time I made egg rabbits I blogged a quick tutorial, which you can see here.
Once all the rabbits were made, and the flowers cut out, Small Child arranged the salad leaves on a large platter.¬† He started with a base of plain lettuce leaves, then added some rocket, watercress and baby leaf spinach.
I popped the rabbits onto the platter, then he added the vegetable flowers that he had cut out.¬†¬†We also (rather mischieviously) added some blueberries to finished the salad off.¬† He was very proud of our joint efforts!
The rabbits looked very happy, hobnobbing among the salad leaves, with carrot flowers to nibble on – it seemed a shame to eat them!
So here, without further ado, is our entry into the Tots100 #Cloudy2Competition!
‘Leafy with a chance of Rebbits!’