Year 2, Week 6: What Does The Fox Say? If you haven't heard, the hottest thing going around YouTube right now it is a silly music video called "The Fox" by a duo named Ylvis. To understand this lunch you have to watch the video. Then watch it again. It is the best three minutes you will spend all day. Don't take it too seriously, it is meant to be a parody and to be stupid and funny. So before you go any further, watch the video below if you haven't already.
--2 orange sweet peppers (yes my daughter loves these, they are not just for decoration)
--1 slice of white cheese
--black and red food coloring
--1 serving of broccoli
--1 handful of green and red grapes
--1 handful of black olives
--1 slice of cheddar cheese
--1 serving of pretzel bites
--Any sort of decorative animal things. I used food picks but you could use stickers, little toys, or anything else you have. Make sure they are animals that are in the song though!
Directions:1. Cut the top and bottom off two orange sweet peppers. Cut pointy ears out of the top of each pepper and cut a long rectangular piece out of the bottom. It sounds difficult but just look at the picture above to guide you. These will be your foxes.
2. Cut two pieces of white cheese in "T" shapes to fit on top of the orange peppers to make the white fur. Trim the sides into whiskers if desired. Also cut out two small triangles as ears for each fox.
3. Look at the pictures above to draw the facial features with food coloring. Use food coloring markers or a toothpick and normal food coloring. Assemble the two foxes and place in the main compartment of your container. Surround the foxes with broccoli to look like trees in the woods.
4. Fill a side container with grapes (or another fruit your child loves.) Do the same for another side container with protein or fruit. Try and use colors that will complement whatever animal decorations you are using.
5. Arrange a grain in one more container. I used pretzel bites because I had them on hand in an open bag. You might want to choose a whole grain. Decorate the side containers with your animal stuff.
6. Carve the letters out of cheddar cheese. You can pick any of the fox sayings from the song. If you have little letter food cutters that would make it so much easier. I just did them freehand with a sharp knife.
7. I finished off the lunch by using a note from Lunchbox Love. The joke about the fish fit perfectly with the theme!
Have fun with this and customize the ingredients to your child's likes. If all else fails just communicate by "morse" with your kid for what they want in their lunch! Hey remember to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest! If you are looking for an easy Halloween meal, check out my recent post for my Ghoulish Graveyard Pasta Dinner!