Good afternoon, today I have two blog posts for you! Fun Food Friday, which I posted earlier today, and now an extra special post for Roald Dahl Day, which is tomorrow, the 13th September. In celebration of this fantastic author, some of the Bento Bloggers and Friends and I have come together to bring you a blog hop! Be sure to read right to the end of this post where you'll find a button to take you through to the next blog in the hop.
I made two Roald Dahl themed lunches this week. The first was based on The Twits, and was a huge hit with Small Child and his friends too, who told me all about it when they came out of school! I decided to make a second for him, which was based on The Magic Finger. When each lunch was finished I asked him to guess the book, and he got it straight away both times so I'll call that a success!
In his first lunch, Small Child had a quesadilla, filled with grated cheddar cheese, ham and chopped yellow pepper. I drew a tree onto the quesadilla with edible marker pen (copied from the book) and topped it with monkey picks (from this set and this set). Small Child told me that I'd got the story slightly wrong, and that the monkeys should have been in a cage (I haven't read the book for years!) so I drew the monkey cage on the other half of the quesadilla (you can't see it as it's underneath). On the side he had carrot disks and sugar snap peas, which I topped with bird flags and bird picks. I turned a clementine into Mr Twit with the aid of a Sharpie (the skin gets discarded, not eaten, I hasten to add!) and filled the little section with raisins, which I decorated with tiny bird footprints cut from carrot.
The second lunch was the one based on The Magic Finger. To make this I cut a tortilla wrap into hand shapes using a cutter, then baked them to make tortilla crisps. I coloured the tip of one finger with a red edible marker pen, and added a mini Babybel cheese with a 'flash of light' cut from the wax using a mini bento cutter. I rolled roast chicken slices and skewered them on duck picks to represent the duck family. On the side he had carrot sticks and cucumber sticks, topped with a rough gun I carved from carrot. I also included a small container of houmous to dip the veggies in. I finished the lunch off with another clementine which I again decorated with an image from the book - the girl's teacher who gets turned into a cat.
I hope Small Child enjoyed this lunch as much as yesterday's The Twits Lunch! Now, as I mentioned above, this post is part of a blog hop! If you click on the button below, you'll be taken to the next blog in the hop where you can see what Roald Dahl inspired food Jean from Bento Days has made!