This year to celebrate February and Valentine’s Day, I have 3 Heart and Animal themed lunches. They feature mashed potatoes, rice, and quesadillas. This first lunch is a cheddar mashed potato giraffe with heart shaped markings. I made it for my companion Dennis.
Left Side: Giraffe – cheddar mashed potatoes cooled then shaped with a cookie cutter, carrot hearts (cut with a mini cutter), spinach and oak leaf lettuce details, zucchini and tomatoes sauteed with a little vegetable bullion
Top Right: Heart Shaped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
Bottom Right: Pink grapefruit
I made this cute Bear holding a paper Valentine chain for myself. This cheerful bear was an awesome packed lunch.
Left Side: Bear – Hot cooked Nishiki rice pressed in a cookie cutter with plastic wrap, spinach and oak leaf lettuce details, heart carrots (cut with mini cutter), black beans and corn mixed with a little salsa
Top Right: Cashews
Bottom Right: Cherry tomatoes
Who can say no to a dinosaur quesadilla? Dennis ate this meal. He also had the small round quesadillas scraps with the dinosaur cut out.
Top: Dinosaur – quesadilla with cheddar
Bottom Left: Raspberries
Bottom Right: Red bell pepper and cucumber hearts (cut with heart cookie cutter)