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Monday, September 19, 2011
Fall theme lunch
Last week I shared my Under the Sea themed lunch I served to the kids for lunch. I have made it a goal to serve a fun-themed lunch every Monday, so this week, I chose a Fall theme. I started with Ants on a Log for the tree trunk. I had to slice a thin bit off the back side of the celery to make it lay flat on the plate. Then I laid out 3 honey wheat pretzel sticks for the tree branches. Regular pretzel sticks would also work. Somewhere I own a small, leaf shaped cutter and I had envisioned using it to cut the leaves, but unfortunately, I could not locate it so I attempted to cut the deli meat and cheese free hand. I had the deli cut me 1/2" slices of roast beef, turkey, and ham. I would have had them cut the cheese the same way, but I already had some sliced cheese at home. In the future, I would probably have the slices cut 1/4" and just stack them together like I did the cheese. I made four plates of these and still have well over 1/2 of each meat slice left. For sun, I put a drop of ranch dressing on a slice of yellow squash and placed it on the plate. You do not need the ranch, but it made for a nice surprise for the kids. I then placed Clementine segments around it for the rays. You could probably use mandarin oranges as well, but I prefer fresh fruit. I then gave them a few jelly pumpkins for dessert. I served apple cider for the beverage.