Today I have a very quick and simple robot themed lunch to share with you. I used a really easy technique for making a fun sandwich without any wastage for this lunch. Whilst I never throw away crusts (feeding them to a passing child, adding them to my breakfast or throwing them into the freezer for whizzing up into breadcrumbs later instead), it's good to be able to pack a whole sandwich for my hungry growing boy, whilst also making it fun to eat!
To make this lunch, I used a robot plunger cookie cutter to cut the shape from a piece of bread. As I was cutting it out, I carefully saved the leftover crusts, setting them aside for assembling into sandwiches afterwards. Leaving the bread in the robot cutter, I then cut a robot shape from a piece of ham, saving the scraps, then repeated with another slice of bread, again, saving the crusts. I pressed the plunger down hard on my robot sandwich to imprint the design, then popped it out ready to be packed. I then assembled the leftover ham scraps and bread crusts to make the rest of the sandwich, popped them into the lunch box (the bread size was quite large so I did need to trim them down a little to make them fit in the box) then popped the robot sandwich on top.
As well as the sandwich, I also packed cucumber slices, a yellow mini pepper, green grapes and blueberries, which I decorated with a couple of robot cupcake rings. This lunch was packed in our fantastic leakproof Yumbox Panino bento box.
Small Child loved his robot lunch and ate it all!
I bought this robot cutter I used for this lunch years ago and unfortunately I haven't been able to find it online to share with you, but this technique for making fun sandwiches will work with any cookie cutter shape you have. Happy lunch packing!