When I recently spotted a competition on the Tots 100 website to design a ‘Foodimal’ (an animal made from food), I couldn’t wait to give it a try. Fun food is what the Eats Amazing blog is all about, so this was right up our street! The competition is in celebration of the release of ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2‘ on Blu-Ray and DVD, and the prize is a Sony home cinema system worth £500 – eeep! Whilst it would be amazing to win a prize like that, we are entering the competition mainly for the fun of it - any excuse to have fun with our food!
I sat down with Small Child and asked him what he thought we should make. He really wanted me to make one of my egg rabbits, which I have made to go in his lunch box before, but the competition stated that the entry had to be a meal, so we decided that we would make a whole pile of egg rabbits, and use them in a salad for the whole family to enjoy. We planned how we were going to go about it, gathered our supplies, and got to work!
I first hard boiled the eggs, then prepared some vegetables for Small Child to cut into flowers. We used stripey beetroot, purple carrot, orange carrot and cucumber. Small Child used some of our bento cutters to make a variety of flowers.
In the meantime I peeled the eggs (after cooling them in cold water), and turned them all into rabbits, with the aid of a sharp knife, edible marker pens (for the eyes) and some tiny pieces of beetroot (for the noses). The last time I made egg rabbits I blogged a quick tutorial, which you can see here.
Once all the rabbits were made, and the flowers cut out, Small Child arranged the salad leaves on a large platter. He started with a base of plain lettuce leaves, then added some rocket, watercress and baby leaf spinach.
I popped the rabbits onto the platter, then he added the vegetable flowers that he had cut out. We also (rather mischieviously) added some blueberries to finished the salad off. He was very proud of our joint efforts!
The rabbits looked very happy, hobnobbing among the salad leaves, with carrot flowers to nibble on – it seemed a shame to eat them!
So here, without further ado, is our entry into the Tots100 #Cloudy2Competition!
‘Leafy with a chance of Rebbits!’