We’re back to school today, with a packed lunch (of course!) but I thought I’d show you Small Child’s lunch from the last day of term. The children were celebrating superheros that week, and on the last day of term they were allowed to come in dressed as their favourite superhero. Due to an email problem and me having my head in the clouds, I didn’t realise dressing up was involved until the day before it was happening, but luckily for Small Child, Daddy went to the rescue, and managed to find him a Spiderman costume at the last minute. Daddy is our superhero!
In honour of the day, I had a go at a Spiderman themed lunch. In his lunchbox Small Child had a Spiderman pitta bread, split and stuffed with tuna mayonnaise & sweetcorn. I started drawing the spider-web lines on with an edible food marker but sadly it gave up on me half-way through so I finished the job with a fine paint brush and blue liquid food colouring. This meant it wasn’t quite as neat as I’d imagined but you get the idea! Spiderman had eyes cut from cheddar cheese with a circle cutter and a sharp knife. On the side he had cucumber slices with spiderwebs cut into them, and some carrot letters spelling out ‘ZAP’. Strictly speaking this isn’t a word that Spiderman uses, but apparently that’s what superhero’s say, according to Small Child. He also had some green grapes topped with a plastic spider to decorate.
As well as the grapes he had a Spiderman banana (web carved into the skin with the tip of a sharp knife), and a frozen organic strawberry yoghurt tube.
Apparently this was another lunch that went down well with the boys (most of whom were also dressed as Spiderman!). Small Child thoroughly enjoyed superhero day, and has barely taken his Spiderman costume off since!