This week I am determined to finally finish sharing my series of alphabet themed school lunch ideas! I only have three letters left to share - X, Y and Z, so today is the turn of the letter X.
As you can imagine, X was the most difficult lunch of all - it's very difficult to find any words beginning with X, let alone foods! My blogging friend Cristi from Bent On Better Lunches suggested a great idea - make a lunch, and X-ray it! So here is my X-Rayed X lunch! (no lunch was harmed in the making of this photo!)
It didn't look quite like that when I sent it to school of course, so below is the un-X-rayed version. Small Child had the great idea of an 'X marks the spot' theme for his X lunch, so that is what I went with.
In this lunch I packed a quesadilla, made from a wholemeal tortilla and filled with grated cheddar cheese, chopped ham and finely chopped yellow pepper. I cut the quesadilla in half, then trimmed it down to fit in the box and turned it into a treasure map using edible marker pens. On the side he had raw carrot, cut into X shapes using an alphabet cutter, red grapes and a plum, cored and sliced and decorated with X alphabet picks. I finished the lunch off with a pile of natural yoghurt bones in crossed X shapes, frozen into shape using this silicone mould.
Small Child really enjoyed this lunch, he said he saved the X on the map (his favourite bit) until last. He was pleased to find some treasure too - I hid a small gold chocolate coin under the quesadilla! Just two more alphabet lunches to go now, phew!
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