Today’s lunch was made after a visit to our local farmers market, and although it’s not immediately obvious, it has a Roman theme. The bread roll is a ‘Roman army cob’, made using spelt flour, which the Romans used to issue to their soldiers as part of their food ration. Small Child thought that it should be a gladiator, so we added some lions to the lunch for him to fight! We also used purple carrots – another farmers market find and a throwback to Roman times too – apparently carrots that the Romans ate would usually have been purple, not orange as they are today.
In this lunch Small Child had a spelt bread roll, split and filled with ham and lettuce. I added googly eyes from a playdough set we have, cut a mouth into the top of the roll with a small sharp knife and added cheese ‘teeth’, then added a few sugar snap peas for hair. On the side Small Child had purple carrots, cut into flower shapes using a mini bento cutter, a small sliced apple (dipped in orange juice to prevent browning) and a handful of blueberries. We added several lion food picks to finish.
I also filled a reusable food pouch with fromage frais and packed it in his lunch bag (not shown). Small Child loved his Roman lunch!
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