Food for the kiddos

Food for the kiddos

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Pikachu Sandwich - Step By Step Tutorial (Easy)

Time to share the making of the Pikachu sandwich. I labelled it as easy because you do not need a lot of tools to get it done. I spent less than half an hour to complete the Pikachu on the 2 slices of cheese.

Tools Required -
1. A pair of scissors
2. A toothpick
3. A pair of tweezers
3. A small straw

Ingredients -
1. 2 slices of bread
2. 1 slice of cheddar cheese
3. Dried seaweed
4. Red strip candy / tomato sauce
5. 1 slice of white cheese

I drew the Pikachu on a piece of paper that fit the size of the cheese. You can always print from the Internet if you are too lazy to draw.

 Step 1 -  Cut out the shape of Pikachu and placed it on top of the cheese slice. Use a toothpick and outline the picture on the cheese. Dot of the eyes, nose and mouth to make markings on the cheese.

Remove the plastic covering of the cheese and use the toothpick to outline the picture on the cheese again.
Step 2 -  Cut out the eyes of the Pikachu on the paper. Using it as a guide, cut out dried seaweed in the exact same shape as the eyes and placed on the seaweed. You should know where to place the eyes as there should be marking made on the cheese in Step 1.
You can use the paper as a guide as well.
Step 3- Use a small straw and poke on a slice of white cheese. If you do not have any white cheese, simply replace the white cheese with a small piece of flatten white bread.

Using the tweezers, place the white dot of cheese on the eyes

Step 4 - Cut a small oval on the red candy strip for the red cheeks of Pikachu. If you are unable to get hold of such candy, you can use a piece of crabstick or even some red jam as replacement. It will be more tricky to use jam as it might slide off the cheese. My kids do not like crabstick so I had to use the strip of candy instead.

Step 5 - Cut a small triangle for the nose and a wavy shape for the mouth. Add some seaweed to the tip of the ears as well. Always compare the seaweed shape to the drawing or printout for a more accurate picture.
And your completed Pikachu on a slice of cheese!
Lastly, you can add the paws of Pikachu with the extra cheese by cutting out 2 semi-circles with the toothpick. I kept the cheese in the fridge and just place it on the bread in the morning. Usually, I will throw all the leftover cheese as extra filling for the sandwich to reduce wastage.

So try it out!

Catch Them All!

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Pikachu Sandwich Again

I am so not done with Pikachu. I did 3 sketches and this is the 2nd one. I made this last week but didn't have the time to share it. 

My kids are now known as Pikachu killers by their classmates when their classmates saw my kids eating their sandwiches. Hahahaha....

Anyway, the method to make this sandwich is the same as the Pikachu tutorial that I shared earlier on. The only different is that I used ham to create the tongue. 
I made ham and cheese sandwich and added quail eggs and grapes into the box. 
This is the sketch that I used for making the sandwich. 
I will not write another tutorial post on this since it is basically the same method used for the first Pikachu sandwich. However, I will still share some pictures for making this sandwich here.  
Creating the Pikachu on the slice of yellow cheese and I made two Pikachu for my two kids. 

My kids find this Pikachu cuter but they are all the same to me. 

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Pokemon Go - Pikachu Sandwich

It is Mid Autumn Festival today. I was torn between making a Pikachu sandwich or a mooncake sandwich for the kids. Since I promised the kids another Pokémon sandwich, I decided to go along with Pikachu. Pikachu is one of their favorite and it is relatively simple to do. I will share the tutorial in another post.

I made a few sketches of Pikachu and decided to start with the simplest one. I used a toothpick to outline the cheese, thus creating the Pikachu's head. I did this the night before so that I could catch a few more winks in the morning. Just slap the cheese on sandwich in the morning and it is done.

The recess box consisted of an egg, some grapes and a mochi. I wanted to turn the egg into a Pokeball but I didn't have the time.
Anyway, Happy Mid Autumn Festival!!!

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Pokemon Go Sandwich - Ultra Ball

School holidays over. It's been a long time since I last made sandwiches for my kiddos. With the latest craze of Pokemon Go, I made them a Pokemon Go sandwich. I didn't have time to make those cute Pokemons sandwich yet so I came up with something simple. 
Instead of the regularly red Pokeballs, I made the yellow Ultra ball sandwich for my kids. 
At least their friends will know what this sandwich is about. 

I will try to make a cuter sandwich for them soon.