Lunch Ahoy

A conversation with a four year is never dull, and anyone who tries to tell you otherwise hasn’t had one in a while. One minute you’re making a list of things you might find in the ocean followed directly by a lunch request. (See where this is going?) I had just such a chat one day on our way home. So of course the next breath was to  ask if her sandwich could look like a boat. “Sure why not”, I responded.  She usually just deconstructs the sandwich anyway. But I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. Later that week she decided her plate also need to be blue, because the water is blue and a boat should be on the water. More then a month later and it’s still almost a daily request.
Here are a few of the ideas I’ve come up with. All use a few toothpicks, brick cheese cut into chunks, lunch meat and a tortilla. She gets a kick out of what part the fruit will play each day.

 

This one we call the pontoon. The strawberries on the side are representing waves.IMG_5793

 This one is the submarine. I used a small cookie cutter to punch out the windows, and stacked cheese inside to help it stand up.

This one is the raft. I used three toothpicks to hold the sides together and then just filled it with meat and cheese. We decided the oranges were fish.

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This is my most elaborate boat to date. The sail is attached to a bendable straw which is topped with cheese and raspberries to help old it in place.

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Who knew all the different type of boats you can make with a tortilla.  Maybe next month we’ll start on animals.

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