Food for the kiddos

Food for the kiddos

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Butter Buns

Made these today for the kids. The butter buns had the same filing as the croissants few days ago.  The kids didn't seem to mind that Mummy is lacking creativity as all the buns were done up in the same manner. However, I did put in extra effort today to make some 'flowers' using butter slice cake and bits of candy.

With the constant reminder that I must put some sweets into their lunchbox, I finally remembered to put a small jelly into the box today. 

Public holiday tomorrow! Hurray!!! 

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Monster Croissant

I didn't make any sandwiches since last Tuesday because my little one fell sick and skipped school. Finally made a monster sandwich croissant for the kids this morning and it was huge!!! It filled up the whole sandwich box and I couldn't even fit any fruits in. 

The croissants were on offer in the supermarket (that's why the auntie me bought them). Anyway, it was in a bundle of 3 so I only made 3 sandwiches, two for the kids and one for their Daddy. I added lots of lettuces, 2 slices of shaved ham and a slice of cheese.

Their daddy commented that there was too much vegetables in his sandwich so I was thinking the kids would be complaining about their greedy mummy trying to stash all the vegetables into their sandwiches. Surprisingly, they told me they ate the whole sandwich and it was yummy! *Phew!*

I used 4 round stickers and drew on the stickers to create the eyes and stick them to the toothpicks. The 'eyes' on the sandwiches helped to hold the ingredients in. You know how messy kids can be, right?

Simple solution! :) 

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Elephant Sandwich Cutter

Yawn…didn't manage to update my blog today after sending the kids to school. I did not intend to make a sandwich this morning so I just took out an elephant sandwich cutter that has been collecting dust in the cupboard for the longest time. I could not even remember where I got this cutter from and I remembered using this when my kids were in preschool. 

It was a mummy elephant with a baby elephant. I used a chopstick to poke the eyes. I also colored the quail eggs with dark soy sauce so there was no need to pack the sauce separately. My kiddo wanted some candy in her box so I added a jelly for her. Unfortunately, the lychee jelly was white and didn't add any colors to the box. Anyway, they still love the jelly and the baby elephant. 
My customer saw a cute cute cartoon character on TV last night and I made a sketch of it. Hope I can make a sandwich out of it this week because I am getting lazy recently. Hahahaha….

Monday, 20 April 2015

Bunnies with Different Expressions! Take Your Pick!

The small one was still awake last night when I was drawing the sandwich sketches and so she got to pick what she wanted.  I had a hard time trying to decide which bunny expression for the other kiddo.

Frankly, character sandwich making is not really that difficult. One basic mold can create many different sandwiches for your kids. It is just playing around with the placement of the seaweed, creating different expressions. Take a look at the picture and you can see that the same seaweed cutting can form several different expressions on the same bunny sandwich. Five different expressions for the whole week (Monday to Friday) without the need to crack your brain! 

My small kiddo ordered the bunny with 'XX' eyes and I made one with a sleepy look for the other kiddo. My customers  told me they wanted Pineapple Jam filling for their sandwiches today so it makes my life easier too!

Adding a dab of strawberry jam as blusher makes the sandwich cuter! 

Besides applying blusher to the bunnies, I added a tiara food pick for the bunnies. Over all the sandwich still looks quit plain so I needed to add more colors to the box. 
Bunny with Purple Tiara belongs to Small Kiddo
Bunny with Pink Tiara belongs to Big Kiddo
I didn't have time to decorate the egg and left it as it was. However, I added many colorful animal food picks for the fruits. 

Look so much better with all the colors in the box, right? 


Thursday, 16 April 2015

Deck of Cards Sandwich

I could not resist buying these cutters when I saw them at my favorite shop.
Created a sandwich using these cutters today using different fillings to make it more colorful.

The different fillings for the bread today: 
Spade(Brown)- Chocolate Crunch 
Diamond(Yellow) - Ham & Cheese
Club(Green) - Kaya spread 
Heart(Red) - Grape jam and a slice of fresh strawberry

The kids said the sandwiches are so pretty! 
Happy Thursday!

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Sandwiches for March 2015

Humm…I forgot to consolidate the sandwich creations for March 2015 last week. Better late than never. Inspirations for the pig and silly smily cat sandwich creations came from pictures of soft toys while the sobbing girl was created to mark the passing of a great leader. 

There were 8 sandwich creations last month and my kids' favorite was the sleeping bunnies covered by the blanket. 

Sandwich Creations for March 2015
My personal favorite is definitely the sobbing little girl waving the Singapore flag for Mr Lee Kuan Yew!

Which one is your favorite?

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Super Easy DIY Foodpicks Tutorial

I made a few heart-shaped foodpicks for my kids sandwich box yesterday. They are super easy to make and thought I should share the idea of making simple disposible foodpicks.

STUFF REQUIRED (all shown in the picture below) :
1. Colored paper of your choice (IMPORTANT NOTE : do not use those colored paper that color will run after contact with moisture!)
2. A pair of scissors
3. Double sided tape
4. Toothpicks

*Tip : You could also use those leftover free wrapping paper from the shopping malls instead of buying colored paper! Just make sure it's clean :)
STEPS : Cut out a rectangle and fold into half. Paste the double sided tape to one of the square(blank side) and insert the toothpick in the middle of the square. Fold the other side of the paper to stick on the tape and you will get a square. Cut into heart-shapes as shown in picture.
And you are done! In this case, I used the heart-shaped foodpicks as fishtails in my kids' sandwich box. 
There is no limit on the shape, colors and size for the DIY foodpicks. It really added colors to the sandwich box since I do not use artificial food coloring for my kids' food.

Let your creative juice flow! Try it out!

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Mamegoma The Seal

Mamegoma the seal was once my kids' favorite. They loved the plush toys, the stationaries and everything about Mamegoma that I even made a sandwich for them. I decided to make it again using cheese this time and just put on the bread in the morning as I needed more time for the quail eggs.

They are just so cute!
As I said, I needed more time for the quail eggs as I wasn't able to prep them in advance. I made the heart-shaped foodpicks and used them as the fish tail. It is really simple to make. I will share the tutorial on how to make the foodpicks in another post. 

I cut the seaweed in the morning and 'glued' the seaweed to the egg using mayonnaise. To be honest, it was abit time consuming to make six 'fish'. I should have made four instead.  
As promised, today's sandwich box is much more colorful than yesterday's. Colored fish tails, colored food divider and the red strawberries added colors to the box. The white bread is my canvas and I just need to put the Mamegoma cheese on the bread.

The two sets for my two kids. I am sure they will gobble up their food today. It's been a long time since they last saw Mamegoma. Time to take out the Mamegoma plush toys!

Monday, 6 April 2015

Which Bunny is Cuter?

Which one is cuter?
It is so late and I almost forgot to post the sandwich I made today. I made the rabbit cheese last night so that I could just put on the sandwich with no fuss the following morning. 

Using a mould to cut the shape of the rabbit, I used white cheese for the nose. There were two different expression for the same rabbit. 

There is a new bottle of crispy chocolate jam and the kids loved it! I cut away the sides of the bread and add the jam to the bread, slap on the rabbit cheese and off they went. 
I didn't add a lot of colors to the box today and totally forgot that Easter is over! I kept telling my kids to bring the chocolate Easter eggs to share with their friends this coming Friday! Gosh! I will make sure they bring tomorrow to share instead!
Their sandwich box is completed with quail eggs(if not where do I get an empty quail egg case for my previous post on the DIY Easter gift?) soaked in dark soy sauce and fruits.

I could have added more colors to the box using color food dividers or more colorful fruits. Just getting lazy.

Shall do a better job tomorrow! Hee….

Sunday, 5 April 2015

DIY Easter Gift - Easter Choco Eggs Deco Fun

Today I decided to have some fun since Easter is coming. I bought a pack of Easter chocolate eggs with the intention of adding to their Easter theme sandwich box and there are just too many in one packet. Sharing is more fun so I decided to let them bring some to school and share with their classmates.

I gave the kids some stickers and let them create some polka dots eggs. I have many other types of stickers too but I just want to keep the task simple.
Task Completed
They had lots of fun putting the stickers and it is a pretty yet simple gift to make for your friends. 

Below is the list of items you need for the DIY Easter Gift.

Stuff Required :
1. Empty Quail Egg Case
2. Small Chocolate Easter Eggs
3. Assorted Sitckers
4. Ribbon to tie the box (optional)

It is fun. Give it a try it!

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Quick & Easy - Sandwich Bag

I have to admit I don't feel like making cute sandwiches this week but my kids still need their food. Sandwich bag is the easiest as I am free to decorate the bags. Too lazy to even make sandwich, I bought some buns from a bakery and put into colored sandwich bags. 

Added their favorite stickers to the sandwich bags instead of drawing on it. They are not really into Disney Frozen anymore (what am I gonna do with the hand drawn Elsa sandwich bags now? *sweat*) and one of their new favorites is the Winx Club. I just added a short message on the bag for a personal touch.

They seem happy with the arrangement as they get to choose the stickers for the bags too.  

WIN-WIN situation! :)

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Starry Starry Sandwich

Star-shaped sandwich cutter
Feeling lazy to make a character sandwich today and so I dug out a star-shaped sandwich cutter from the cupboard. This cutter was a free gift that came with some milk powder for my kids. It has been with me for quite some time and finally get to use it today. 

I used kaya and butter for the bread filling. I also included dried apricots and fresh strawberries for the kids, not forgetting their favorite cookies. I reminded them to share the cookies with their friends, if not there will be a sugar rush!

Their sandwich boxes today!
It only took me less than 10 minutes to fill up the box. Quick solution for a lazy me!  I just hope I don't get too used to it. Hehehe…