I had so much fun making today's lunches! We just bought a Ninja Pulse so while the boys were drinking up green smoothies I was able to have some fun. The idea for Mr. Oinkers actually came pretty much by surprise. I was cutting eyes from kamaboko and the resulting "tree" looked like a pig nose! Score!
Monstro has a pita sandwich filled with spicy mustard, a slice of cajun turkey and colby-jack cheese. Mr. Oinkers' nose, eyes and ears are all made from kamaboko with nori punches for the pupils and small bits of spaghetti to hold on the ears. I giggled when I uploaded the pictures because I hadn't noticed that Mr. Oinkers has a little beauty mark! I tucked in some sliced cucumber and sugar snap peas but Monstro said it wouldn't be enough so I gave him a "sidecar" filled with bits of other veggies - purple cauliflower, orange pepper, plus more cucumber and snap peas.
Here's Mr. Oinkers in all his glory ;-)
And here's the full lunch:
For myself, I ran with the kamaboko eyes on a pita sandwich idea and Drain was born. He's a vampire.... see his tiny little cheese fangs hanging out?
I used nori punches on top of whole slices of kamaboko then turned the nori mouth upside down for a nose. My sandwich is spicy mustard, cajun turkey, colby-jack and pepperoni. I've also got snap peas, orange peppers and cucumbers in my lunch. My husband said that he looks very sad... I kind of agree... a mopey little vampire dude. (for the record, I tried to find an "Edward Cullen" photo to link there)