Did you know, today is International Dot Day? I must admit I'd never heard of it until a blogging friend mentioned it yesterday, but I looked it up and found it to be a "celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration" based on 'The Dot' a lovely looking story about a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. It struck me as a great theme for a lunch, so, never one to miss a themed lunch opportunity, today I made a dotty lunch for Small Child! I didn't have any time to plan ahead, so I went with what food I had to hand and made it as dotty as possible.
In his dotty lunch Small Child had pitta pockets, filled with tuna mixed with a little light mayonnaise and cucumber slices. I decorated the pitta bread halves by drawing on lots of dots using red and black edible marker pens. On the side he had half a plum, decorated with polka dot picks, a carrot, peeled and sliced into rounds, organic strawberry yoghurt, topped with polka-dot sprinkles and some dried pineapple and papaya chunks, to which I added an eye pick. I finished the lunch off with a treat of a few yoghurt covered raisins, which I popped into a mini dotty container.
I hope Small Child will enjoy his dotty lunch. I'm off to buy 'The Dot' - the book by Peter H. Reynolds that inspired the original Dot Day, it looks like a really lovely book!
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