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Monday, July 12, 2010

Play With Your Food: Day 1 Larry Boy's

My kids have suddenly become so picky about what they want to eat this summer. Lunch time seems to be the worst. In the struggle I have had to become more fun with what I offer them. So this week I am going to share some of the fun and yes silly things that I have been making for/with them.

Make a Larry Boy

My son came up with this idea one day, after we had watched a Veggie Tales Movie. Quite creative for a seven year old I think. His favorite character from Veggie Tales is Larry the cucumber. He especially loves when Larry is "Larry Boy". I have to say that Veggie Tales is such a wholesome show. It is a nice change from all the things they try to sell our kids on these day's.

To make a Larry Boy You'll Need:
Large Pickle
Lunch Meat
Olives- 2 for each Larry Boy

With all steps below refer to picture above for reference.

Step 1: Cut Mask out of Lunch meat.

Step 2: Cut Olives in half . Insert 1 toothpick through smallest hole in half. (we ate the other side of the Olive)

Step 3: Insert toothpick with Olive on it with the smaller hole facing the pickle through the lunch meat mask and into the pickle. Leave about half of the toothpick sticking out. (It is supposed to look like a plunger but my son wanted to make it opposite. To truly make it look like Larry Boy you should do it opposite of ours.)

Step 4: Repeat step 2 on the other side.

Step 5: Take 1 piece of lunch meat (use the round shaped lunch meat) and wrap it around pickle like a cape. Insert toothpick to hold in place.

Step 6: Enjoy! ( I would remove the toothpicks when giving it to a smaller child to eat, as they pose a chocking hazard.)

If you really want to make it an experience you can sing the Veggie Tales song while you make them.

Veggie Tales Theme Song Lyrics

If you like to talk to tomatoes
If a squash can make you smile
If you like to Waltz with potatoes
Up and down the produce isle...
Have we got a show for you.
Veggie tales, veggie tales, veggies tales, veggie tales,
veggies tales, veggie tales, veggie tales , veggie tales.
Broccoli, celery, got to be Veggie Tales.
Lima bean, collard green, peachy keen,
Veggie Tales.
Cauliflower, sweet and sour, half an hour,
Veggie tales.
There's never, ever, ever, ever, ever been a show like veggie tales.
There's never, ever, ever, ever, ever been a show like veggie tales.
It's time for veggie tales!

We had a blast making them and they are pretty tasty to boot. I am unsure about the nutritional value but they make up for it in cuteness.

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