Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Spooky Spider Lunch

We were inspired by something that we saw by our friend Michelle at Creative Food.  This is an easy way to bring some Halloween fun to lunch.
Our main entree is a waffle sandwich.  We used two whole grain waffles, toasted them, added whipped cream cheese and thinly sliced strawberries.  Then, we added eight pretzel sticks for the legs and some candy eyeballs.

Our vegetable side is a couple of spider carrots.

Our fruit side is a spider kiwi.

Finally, our dairy dessert is vanilla yogurt with a couple of chocolate spider webs on them.  We the spider webs made by melting a small amount of chocolate chips (probably around 1/8 of a cup) in a ziploc freezer bag in the microwave at half power for about a minute and a half in 30 second increments. At each increment we mixed the chocolate and made sure that it wasn't getting too runny.  *Microwaves vary so check your manufacturer's instructions.  We then snipped the corner off of the bag and piped the webs onto a piece of parchment paper, let them harden and peeled them off for our decoration.  *If you do not want to use a plastic bag in the microwave, simply melt the chocolate the same way in a microwave safe glass (Pyrex) container and use a parchment piping bag.

1 comment:

  1. What a fun lunch!! I need to try waffle sandwiches for sure! Your lunch looks really great =)