Forever Easter (At Least Until I Run Out of Fancy Cupcake Liners!)
|Strawberries, Butter Fingers, Carrot flowers, PBJ;|
Grapes, Goldfish, Cheddar butterflies, PBJ
I had brought my veggie cutting pen tool, Easter liners and picks from home, and then used my sister's scuzzy 8-cup muffin pan and her mini butterfly cutter for the cheese. I used the yellow liners with a white bunny and the white liners with a yellow chickie on them from Target (since I had the most of them!) and then a matching Chickie pick, and an egg and bunny pick from my new Wilton stash (again, since I had the most of them. Well. I had more of the bunnies that matched the liners. but they're totally cuter, so I saved them.)
I love this new V-shaped blade I got from Daiso for cutting grooves down the sides of a carrot to make the coins look like flowers. Z usually eats a whole carrot when I do them like this, and Tually really likes them too.
For Tually I made a half-sandwich with butter, then cut it into thirds lengthwise, then those into half, to make skinny little fingers. They were a big hit.
For Z and Pilu, I went with a whole PBJ and cut it into sixths as well. I think I ended up eating the whole thing.
I tucked all the cheese scraps under the butterflies, and after letting Pilu grab
all a few butterflies, I dug under and tossed her the scraps as well. She's not good with the sharing when it comes to cheese!
Tually had eaten a little on the ride home, since they normally pack a snack each way in case she hadn't eaten enough breakfast or hadn't eaten snack at school (which is usually, apparently.) So I was pleased at how much she actually ate.
They ate all the grapes, and I had to get seconds. They ate most of the cheese, and some of the butter sandwich. None of the PBJ. Over half of the goldfish and most of the strawberries and carrots. Z chose a little of each, and ate practically nothing. Except grapes. There was a little scuffle before I finally convinced both older girls that there were, in fact, plenty of extra grapes so knock it off already! [Insert Grapes of Wrath joke here.]
|Zoe showing me how she feels about sharing "her" beautiful lunch.|
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