Bonfire Night Feast

Bonfire Night Feast

Remember remember the 5th November!!!
With so many Halloween campaigns, merchandise and promotions that have been around recently, it is easy to forget that this Wednesday is Bonfire Night. Once my pumpkins have all been used up in one recipe or another following Halloween,  I like to turn my mind to what fun food I can give Burton and Jenson for their tea to celebrate the 5th November.

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Olives Et Al Review & Recipe

Olives Et Al Review & Recipe

With Christmas now looming on the not so distant horizon, it is a good time to start thinking of gifts and there are a lot of online companies that sell food hampers all year round, but they would also make perfect presents for Christmas too. If, like me, you or the special person in your life, enjoy cooking then a foodie hamper would make an ideal gift.

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Sunday Family Time With Fajitas & A Movie

Sunday Family Time With Fajitas & A Movie

With the arrival of autumn comes shorter days, as the daylight hours start to lessen and the darker nights draw in. While we have still been so fortunate to have enjoyed such warm, dry and sunny weather (I am still managing to avoid wearing a coat outdoors!), before I know it the weather will change and Sunday afternoons will be filled with trips to soft play, or lazy afternoons playing and watching a movie.

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LEGO Themed Packed Lunch

LEGO Themed Packed Lunch

Burton has suddenly developed a huge love of all things LEGO, helped greatly by some generous class mates who gave him several boxes of it for this birthday, and him having seen the LEGO movie. Hence, everything LEGO is awesome and therefore when I was thinking about some packed lunch ideas for Burton for when he goes back to school, I thought that one inspired by LEGO would be equally as awesome too!

I wanted to create a lunch which is balanced, so a mix of healthy and nutritious food with some fun elements too. Also to come up with one that is not too much of a faff to make, as I am well aware that making packed lunches for the family can be time consuming!  I think this lunch idea is simple enough to make and can of course be adapted to suit your child’s preferences.

So here is my LEGO themed packed lunch.
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It contains food that we have around the house and includes things that I know Burton would eat for this packed lunch……well that’s not strictly true as raw carrots and cucumber are not on his list of food favourites, BUT a Mummy has to keep trying to get him to try new things! My point is that to make a fun lunch does not have to require lots of fuss and foods that you would not normally give your child. The only additions I bought to make Burton’s LEGO lunch more awesome was some cake toppers (made from rice paper) and some miniature LEGO figure cake toppers made from fondant icing. Again, I know that these are things that Burton probably would not eat, but they are fun and edible and I think add a nice extra touch to the packed lunch, and help to make it more LEGO-esque! (both of which I bought from e-bay).

The Lego packed lunch contains the following:

Babybel Ninja – just pull away the tie from one side and carefully squeeze marmite to make eyebrows and eyes
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LEGO Block Sandwiches – filled with your choice of filling and topped with carrot an cucumber discs to make the tops
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Frozen LEGO Banana Blocks – just mash a ripe banana and place into a silicone LEGO block mould (I bought mine from Amazon some time ago), and freeze over night
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LEGO Head Fruit Kebabs – place a large marshmallow on a cake pop stick, add a face (I used a coloured icing tube) and then push some grapes on from the bottom
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Frozen LEGO yogurt blocks – fill the silicone LEGO block mould with some yogurt (I used some from the squeezable pouches for easy pouring!) and then freeze over night
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LEGO Cupcake – a miniature cupcake with a LEGO fondant cake topper
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I also added some mini sausages – not LEGO related at all but just because Burton loves them!

To be honest the frozen banana and the frozen yogurt blocks will no doubt have melted by the time Burton ate his lunch if he had taken this to school, so I would have just added a fromage frais pot and a banana!! BUT for fun lunches at home or even a picnic in the garden, these frozen edible blocks are fun to eat and look at!

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So, what do you think? Would this lunch put a smile on your face?

I was compensated for the ingredients purchased to make this well balanced packed lunch.