When the boys were little I would make food art for them. It was very helpful in coaxing them to try new vegetables. Now with the girls I do it for fun and to make them feel special.
Unless its an occasion like Christmas or Halloween, i don’t buy anything special to make the food art with; I make it with what I have at hand. In today’s post I made two different fairy house sandwiches, and included some substitution ideas.
Cream Cheese Sandwich
Assemble the faerie house sandwiches as you go along.
Cut the crust off the bread making it into a general house shape; if the bread it too small use a second piece to create the peak on top.
Using luncheon meat cut out a door shape and two small circles. (I used the backside of a icing tip)
To make the window crosses, cut two circles of pickle and cut out the corners. (two bits of green pepper, celery, or mustard will work)
For the door knob cut out a tiny circle of pickle. (I used icing tip end)
To make the roof, top the sandwich with slices of green pepper. (or tiles of carrot, celery, cucumber, or cherry tomatoes)
Landscape the house with kale. ( or coleslaw, shredded lettuce, alfalfa sprouts)
I offer the girls a wide variety of foods when they’re here. Their favorite fallback is still peanut butter and jelly. Of course I had to include it here.
Peanut Butter and Jam Sandwich
Cut your bread into a house shape; you may want to use a second piece to make the peak.
Spread jam all over the top of the bread, as smoothly as you can.
Slice the banana lengthwise for the roof; I think the cross cut of a banana looks fun but you could use apple, mandarin orange bits, or dried apricots.
Make the windows using two round slices of banana, cross them with cut cranberries .(or jam, raisins, chocolate sauce)
Make the door, I used a small crispy crunch chocolate bar. ( or apple, cookie, cheese)
Add a tiny blob of jam for the door knob. (or chocolate chip, raisin)
Finish the plate with celery tops trees. (or broccoli bushes, grapes, strawberries)
I typically finish the lunch with cut veggies, cut fruit and potato chips. ( i am Grama after all) I slice the veggies into small pieces for little hands, serve in a pretty dish, or a small jam jar with the dip on the bottom. For today I mixed plain yogurt 1:1 with poppy seed dressing.