Monday, May 21, 2012

Stars & Stripes Lunch

I was going to wait to post this one, but I was too excited about it so, bonus - two posts in one day! Keeping you busy, that's all ;) Anyway, the military blankets my family fairly well, but even if it didn't, Memorial Day weekend is this coming weekend, and the Fourth of July is approaching fast as well, so why not help the kiddos get into the spirit with this fun little lunch:


I was pretty pleased with how this one came out since I really didn't have too much of a plan when I started other than "stars." Here's how to make it:

The stars at the top left are whole grain tortillas with turkey, cut with a small star cookie cutter. Then I used edible food markers to color one blue, and two with red stripes to look like the American flag.
Next, I turned two patriotic colored cupcake liners inside out, and filled one with matchstick carrots (baby carrots are still a little hard for Alexis) and one with ranch dressing for dipping.
And finally, yes, that is a silicone ice cube tray, but instead I filled it with blueberries.
(You can find all these supplies on Amazon through the links below).

Alexis said: "You made me ice cubes??" :) But then we had fun talking about 'red, white, and blue' and the Flag, and the upcoming holidays. Hope your little ones enjoy as much as Alexis did!

Happy Memorial Day!

Emily

6 comments:

  1. This is adorable! I'm not a parent yet, but your creativity reminds me of all the fun crafts and projects my mom did with us. Your daughter will remember & appreciate your hard work :)

    Found you through SITS. Happy Memorial Day!

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    1. Thank you! I hope my daughter does remember these things, I want her to always have fond memories of her mom when she's grown up and looking back. Happy Memorial Day!

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  2. Love this - the tortilla stars turned out really well!

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    1. Thank you! I have to admit, the tortilla stars were my favorite part of this lunch. They actually turned out better than I thought. Sometimes I have an idea and it works out well, but sometimes I think something is going to look one way and it doesn't quite turn out like I had planned. I got lucky with those stars!

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  3. love this! I'm loving how you are including the amazon "where to buy" feature beneath these posts...those edible markers are amazing! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us :)

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    1. I try to include where to get the stuff because that's why I share to begin with - so others can make the stuff too :) I do love the edible markers. I don't use them A LOT but when I do need them, they always work so great.

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