Small Child has always been a big lover of cats, and recently he's also become a big fan of dogs too, probably because of the arrival into his life of Grandma's dog 'Alfie'. I've made him cat themed lunches in the past, and decided it was time for a dog themed lunch too. This led to a request for another cat themed lunch the day after, so he got one of each. This leads to the age old question - do you prefer dogs or cats? My husband is firmly in the dog camp, I much prefer cats, and Small Child is a fan of both. Sadly we can't have either as a pet, as I'm allergic to cats, and our house and garden are too small for a dog, so poor Small Child has to make do with cuddly toy versions and themed lunches!
In his dog themed lunch Small Child had a cheese sandwich, with a dog cut from the top piece of bread using a cookie cutter, then replaced on top so that it stood out in 'relief'. He also had some carrot letters spelling out the word 'WOOF', frozen yoghurt bones and a silicone cup filled with homemade granola (recipe to follow in a future post) topped with a little dog food pick.
In his cat themed lunch Small Child had some cat faces cut from a toasted wholemeal pitta bread and embossed using our cuteZcute cutter, a small pot of roulé garlic cheese to spread on them, an egg mouse (a tutorial for making egg animals can be found here), cucumber slices with little fish cut from the middle of each and some raw carrot, made to look vaguely like a ball of wool with the help of a julienne peeler.
Small Child enjoyed his cat and dog lunches, apparently they were both his favourite (ever the diplomat!). Which is your favourite?