Good morning, and welcome to another Fun Food Friday! Last week I totally forgot to post, whoops! I was travelling up to London for the MAD Blog Awards (where I had a fantastic evening, meeting loads of really lovely and incredibly inspiring parent bloggers) and in all the excitement my poor little blog got forgotten. Still, I'm back this week, doing my best to catch up after the weekend away and determined to get back on track, so do join me at the end of the post by adding your own foodie links. Don't forget, Fun Food Friday is for any food posts at all, whether it be toddler meals, creative cakes, lovely lunches or a yummy recipe you’ve blogged, so do feel free to join in! I try to comment on and tweet every post that’s linked up, and I pin them all to my special Fun Food Friday Pinterest board too.
Today's fun food was a lunch made by the request of Small Child at the end of the last school year. He is completely mad about minions after watching Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2, so loves anything minion themed! Around the same time as I made this lunch, I also found myself making endless minions out of loom bands. I had managed to avoid the loom band craze for ages, but Small Child really wanted to give them a go, so I reluctantly agreed to buy him some to try. I thought that it would be a good opportunity to teach him to think about others, so I encouraged him to keep an eye out for any classmates that didn't have any loom band bracelets, so that he could make some for them as well as himself (a cunning plan to get them out of the house too, of course!). This plan massively backfired when I followed this YouTube video to make a minion bracelet (adapting it slightly to use buttons for eyes). Small Child loved it, and wore it to school the next day. That afternoon, he came out of school with a list as long as his arm of friends that he had promised to supply with a minion band! I spent the rest of the week making endless minion bracelets, I think I made around 35 in total! Luckily I was recovering at the time from a minor operation so had time to lay on the sofa and make them. I never wanted to see another loom band again after that!
Over the summer, we did get our loom bands out again though, and we are currently working on the longest loom band we can possibly make in order to add to the Loom to the Moon world record attempt. If you haven't heard about Loom to the Moon, do head over to their Facebook page and join in - it was created by the family of a beautiful five year old boy called Skye, who sadly lost his battle against cancer recently. His little brother is trying to make the world's longest loom band in his memory. It is a beautiful story which has really touched my heart, and I would encourage you all to join in and spread the word as much as possible.
Back to lunch - in this lunch Small Child had a minion muffin, which was really simple to put together. I split the muffin and filled it with ham, then wrapped a Bear Yoyo (dried fruit roll-up) around the muffin to make the strap, topped it with half a mini Babybel cheese, and a tiny circle cut from the yoyo with a mini bento cutter to make the eye. I finished it off by adding the rest of the features with an edible marker pen. On the side he had some baby sweetcorn and mange tout, topped with a carrot rocket and the other half of the Babybel, representing the moon. He also had some apple slices, dipped in orange juice to prevent browning and topped with alphabet picks spelling out 'BAPPLE' (according to Small Child, minions start every word with a 'B' for some unknown reason), and some organic strawberry yoghurt, which I packed in one of our reusable food pouches (not shown).
Small Child loved his minion lunch, and ate every last crumb!
Now it’s your turn to share! Have you been making any fun food recently? Please link up your foodie posts below and share the inspiration around. You can also link up Instagram, Facebook or Twitter pictures if you don’t have a blog of your own.
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Thank you in advance for linking up, I hope you find some fun inspiration!