Christmas is getting ever closer, and I'm running out of days to make Christmas lunches - after today there are only 3 more school days left! I can't wait until the holidays, and Small Child is bursting with excitement about everything to do with Christmas! Today's lunch had a reindeer theme - I had planned to make a reindeer themed lunch so I could use my 3D reindeer vegetable cutter, but as luck would have it we all overslept this morning and in the ensuing rush I completely forgot about the reindeer cutter, only remembering that I'd planned a reindeer lunch, so Small Child will have to have some carrot reindeers as his after school snack instead!
In this lunch Small Child had a reindeer sandwich 0n seeded bread, which I filled with roast chicken slices and decorated with homemade icing eyes, a nose cut from red pepper using a mini bento cutter and some pretzels for antlers. I stuck the eyes on with honey, in the hope that they will stay put for lunch time! On the side he had raw red pepper and carrot sticks, which I topped with a reindeer Babybel cheese (see details below), and some red and green grapes, which I topped with a reindeer cupcake ring. I also threw a frozen yoghurt tube in at the last minute (not shown).
Here's a closer look at the Reindeer Babybel. To make it, first I peeled the wax off, then cut a circle from the wax using a mini bento cutter to pop back on for the nose. I added eyes using an edible marker pen, and antlers made from broken pieces of pretzel. I made sure I told Small Child that the nose was wax so he didn't eat it - if you wanted to make it completely edible you could use a circle cut from red pepper instead of the wax.
I hope Small Child enjoys his reindeer themed lunch!
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