They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
(Laurence Binyon, 1914)
Today is Remembrance Day, and as I have had several conversations with Small Child recently about what that means, I thought it would be good to commemorate it in my own way; by making a special lunch for him to take to school today.
In this lunch Small Child had a vegetable quesadilla (made with grated cheddar cheese, grated carrot and finely chopped red pepper), a red pepper top with carrot centre (painted with black food colouring), a heart shaped egg made using an egg mould and presented in a red heart shaped silicone cup, and some red grapes and raspberries, decorated with red flower picks. I painted a poppy on the quesadilla using a fine paintbrush and food colouring, and finished it and the red pepper poppy off with flower stalk food picks.
Small Child has very pleased to have a special lunch to match the poppy that he has been proudly wearing recently!