Small Child is enjoying Dinovember so much; finding out what his dinosaurs have been getting up to has become a major highlight of his day, and never before has he been so keen to get himself downstairs in the mornings. We don't go down until he has got washed and dressed, so it is making that part of the morning routine so much easier to get through! As a result of this, we were downstairs earlier than ever one day last week, so we had time to indulge in a little 'quesadilla art' together, for another dinosaur themed lunch that day.
In this lunch Small Child had a quesadilla, filled with ham, pepperoni and grated cheddar cheese. I dry-fried the filled and folded tortilla, then cut it into two pieces and trimmed the edges so that it would fit easily into his lunchbox. On the side he had raw red pepper strips and sugar snap peas, decorated with a plastic dinosaur cupcake pick, and blueberries and raspberries, decorated with alphabet picks spelling out 'DINO' and another dinosaur cupcake pick. I also packed a reusable food pouch filled with organic raspberry yoghurt in his lunch bag (not shown).
Because we had a little extra time, we had some fun with the quesadilla pieces. We each drew a dinosaur design onto our piece of quesadilla with an edible marker pen, then coloured them in using a fine paintbrush (kept specially for use with food) and green gel food colouring. I absolutely loved Small Child's stegosaurus picture, and thought it was a shame that it was destined to be eaten!
Small Child loved this lunch, and was very proud of his contribution to it. It was fairly simple, and a lot of fun to make, and I particularly enjoyed the bonding we did over our dinosaur artwork.