Week 11: A Tangled Lunch! Tangled is one of my daughter's favorite movies so I thought I would give this lunch a shot. It didn't turn out exactly as I was hoping, but I tried some new things with it.
The great thing about this lunch is you can use whatever you want under the bread to tailor it to what your child likes. It can be PB&J, turkey and cheese, or whatever you want!
I hope to get more creative with some Christmas lunches over the next couple weeks. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving break.
Let me know any creative ideas for how you would do this lunch.
2 frozen slices of bread (sourdough or other white bread)
Green, yellow, blue, and red food coloring or food coloring markers
1 serving angel hair pasta (cook according to directions on box)
3 Tbsp. fat-free cream cheese
1 slice of cheese
1 slice of lunch meat
- Cut Rapunzel’s head from the first frozen slice of bread using a sharp non-serrated knife. Cut out the shape of the neck and shoulders from the second piece of bread.
- Take 2 Tbsp. of cream cheese and, using your fingers, shape it into two circles. Press onto the head for the eyes.
- Mix equal parts yellow, blue, and red food coloring in a small bowl to make the color black. Dip the end of a toothpick in the black coloring and use it to dye the edges around the white cream cheese and also to draw the inside circle of the eyes. Use a clean toothpick and dip it in green food coloring to fill in the green part of the eyes.
- Using either the above method, or food coloring markers, draw the rest of the facial features and the dress details as shown in the picture.
- Place head and shoulder pieces in the container with your child’s favorite cheese and lunch meat hidden underneath (Try and sneak in a few vegetables as well). Fill in the spots around the body with pasta to make it look like hair.
- Mix three drops of green food coloring into 1 Tbsp. cream cheese. Shape cream cheese into a lizard by forming head, tail, and two legs. Gently, place the lizard onto Rapunzel’s shoulder as shown in picture.