Friday, April 3, 2009

Apple Froggies

I have a VERY soft spot for "food art." I've been known to make all sorts of wacky things for the kids to eat at lunch and snack time. When we have lots of different kinds of fruit, I make "face sandwiches" on a slice of peanut butter bread using slices and pieces of different fruit. This is an old standard for us. An extreme example of my craziness would be American flag sandwiches using American cheese and bologna (for the stripes) and dots of mustard (for the stars). Yes, I'm serious. I've actually done this on more than one occasion.

I found this idea (below) in a magazine and immediately tore it out. It's TOTALLY up my alley!!! The kids loved them. It's just a Granny Smith apple, green grapes, cream cheese, and two chocolate chips.

Of course, they both ate the eyes first...

I think I have a problem. Looking at these photos from today's lunch just solidifies it for me. Admitting you have a problem is the first step, right?


  1. Your are such a doting mommy!

  2. There are worse problems to have than that!

  3. you make me laugh, i can definitely say in the 5 years i have had kids i have never done something like this... you are such a good mom! ...Elaine

  4. I hope you subscribe to Family Fun magazine (also available online; I think it's like $10 a year)-- they have a "Food Art" feature each month, including an "april fools" one where it's a tasty meal masquarding as something good for you. I'm SURE you would love it! (for other reasons besides the food)
    --chris f