I thought I'd try out something new for Small Child's lunches - quesadillas. It's a simple idea; you just take a tortilla wrap, sprinkle on some cheese and other ingredients of your choice, then fold it in half and toast it in a frying pan until the cheese has melted. It barely took a couple of minutes, and was a big hit with Small Child. He has gone off cheddar cheese a little in recent times, but seems to really like it once it's been melted.
In this lunch he had a quesadilla, filled with grated cheddar cheese, shredded roast chicken and chopped yellow pepper. I cut the quesadilla in half and trimmed it down a little so that it would fit into the lunchbox, and decorated it with edible pens to look like a treasure map. On the side he had some cucumber slices, carrot sticks (including some placed in an X shape to mark the spot!) and red and green grapes, skewered on cutlass picks. I added some pirate themed cupcake picks to decorate, then popped a couple of small chocolate coins in a Playmobil treasure chest as a special treat. Small Child also decided to add a 'barrel of grog' from his Playmobil pirate ship!
Here's a picture of the full map; I thought it was a good effort from me considering it was made at 8am!
Small Child loved his pirate themed lunch, and requested a quesadilla again 'very soon'. I'll be happy to oblige, as I found it was a quick and easy alternative to a sandwich.