Yesterday we finally got snow! It wasn't much, just a light dusting that had all but gone by lunch time, but it was enough to get Small Child leaping out of bed, washing and dressing in record time so that he could have a play in the garden for 20 minutes before the school run.
A snow day definitely called for fun snow themed food, I wanted to make some edible snowmen that wouldn't melt as there wasn't enough snow for a real one. I had a look in my cupboards to see what I could make them from, and having found some tortilla wraps decided to make Snowmen Quesadillas.
Quesadillas are so easy to make, and they are a great alternative to sandwiches too. You can fill them with whatever you like, as long as it involves some cheese to hold it all together! For this lunch, I made pizza quesadillas.
To make, I took a tortilla wrap, spread over a little tomato puree, laid it in a dry frying pan (with the tomato puree facing up), covered it in grated cheese, added my toppings (finely chopped red pepper and ham) and topped with another tortilla wrap. I heated it gently until the cheese was melting, then flipped it over and cooked it on the other side.
To turn it into snowmen, I used my largest 2 circle cutters to cut out 4 circles from the quesadilla, then decorated them with edible marker pens. I left them to cool, then piled them in the lunchbox for Small Child to put together himself before eating.
For the rest of the lunch I packed snowman noses (triangles of raw carrot), a clementine, which I peeled and topped with a snowman cupcake ring, raisins, and a treat of some yoghurt covered fruit flakes (I thought they could be snowballs, kind of!).
Small Child seemed to enjoy his snowman lunch, leaving just a couple of the carrot pieces. Now we're praying for some proper snow, fingers crossed we get some at some point this winter!
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