Following on from yesterday’s Halloween sandwich post, I have of course used some of those sandwiches in Small Child’s lunches recently. If you missed the post, do hop on over and have a look here, I was particularly pleased with it! Today’s lunch used the Mummy sandwich, and apart from the sandwich, which took about 5 minutes to get right (although my faffing around trying to get a decent photo of it took up some of that time!), the rest of the lunch was very quick and easy to throw together.
This lunch was packed in the Yumbox Panino. I started with a few lettuce leaves, on which I rested the Mummy sandwich. The sandwich was ham and houmous on brown bread (see below for details of how I made it). On the side I packed raw carrot disks cut from orange and purple carrots and topped with a mummy robot cupcake ring, organic peach and apricot yoghurt, topped with a couple of edible icing eyes, and a pile of dried apricots, skewered on a ghost pick.
I did cover how to make the Mummy sandwich in yesterday’s Halloween sandwich post, but here’s a recap in case you missed it:
First cut your sandwich into a circle and fill. Brown bread works particularly well for this one so that you get a good contrast with the tortilla strips. Next, cut some strips from a tortilla wrap. Arrange the strips on a chopping board as you want them to be on the sandwich, leaving a gap for the eyes (see below). With the same sized cutter that you used for the sandwich, cut a circle from the tortilla strips. Carefully transfer the strips over to the top of your sandwich, sticking them into place with houmous or another edible ‘glue’ (foods such as cream cheese, houmous, peanut butter, chocolate spread, honey or jam make excellent edible ‘glues’, be sure to use something to compliment your sandwich filling!). Finish off with two edible eyes (I used icing eyes, but you could also cut circles from cheese and dot them using an edible marker pen instead), popping them into the gap between strips.
Small Child said he enjoyed this lunch, but unfortunately he was struck down with a stomach bug that has been doing the rounds shortly after eating it! I do hope it wasn’t the ancient Egyptian mummy that disagreed with his stomach!
Items used to make this lunch: