Saturday, August 13, 2011

Larry the Turtle

A Fun and Simple Turtle Lunch!
My sister in law loves turtles, so we made this lunch for her and for Larry, who was a turtle she pet-sat for a friend a year ago.  Eliana still talks about Larry the turtle as if it were yesterday and as if he was part of the family! Her memory never ceases to amaze me!

This is a really easy and simple lunch to make and your kids will love it!

The Turtle is a ham and cheese sandwich made with a spinach tortilla cut with a turtle cookie cutter. His shell is a Granny Smith Apple, and the eyes are edible candies.  I drew the mouth with a food marker. I had actually meant to detail the turtle shell (I was thinking of either using the food marker or carving the apple) so it looked a little plain to me -- but Eliana LOVED it and ate it all up. And ultimately that is all that really matters :)

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45 comments:

  1. that looks like a rael Turtle! lovely..

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    1. Thanks! :) Next time I think I will add more detail to the turtle shell :)

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  2. What a sweet little turtle! Thanks for participating! Voting has opened for your favorite reptile!

    Diana
    Diana Rambles
    Bento Blog Network

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  3. You just got one of my votes this week on BBN for this lunch. I <3 the green tortilla & apple. So simple but looks like it took forever. VERY cute idea!

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    1. aww Thanks!!! I appreciate the vote!! Surprisingly it didn't take forever to make! I just sliced off a piece of a granny smith apple by eye balling it and it literally fit perfectly onto the tortilla! That was more luck than anything.. I bet next time I do a turtle shell I will need to be more precise :)

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  4. Thank you all for voting Larry the turtle for Bento of the week! I'm sure the real Larry would appreciate it! ;)

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  5. That turtle is awesome, love the apple as the shell!

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  6. Oh he's so sweet! I always love your lunches!!

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  7. Adorable turtle, love how you created the shell!:)

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  8. Absolutely love this, my first pet was a tortoise and I've loved tortoises/turtles ever since. This is just so cute!

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  9. Great turtle!! So cute! I will definitely try to copy you when we get to "T" week at school! :)

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  10. What a cute little turtle!!!

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  11. Awe.. I love Larry the Turtle! :)

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  12. Oh Michelle this is just so adorable! You really make smiles with food!

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  13. Love the apple shell. Great thinking.

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  14. Very very clear turtle!! the shell is genius. Love it

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  15. So so cute and as Dina said clever!

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  16. We ♥ Turtles! You made them come alive for us :) Thanks for your awesome lunch ideas.

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  17. Cute, but isn't it a little fruit heavy? ;) (I'm ducking now.)

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  18. Your turtle is so cute with his apple shell. Love it. But I love all of your stuff!

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  19. Larry the turtle is a super duper cutie!

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  20. Love the turtle! My son has a turtle in his classroom and now I you gave me the idea of what I can make for lunch today! Thanks!

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  21. Thank you thank you thank you for the love! :)

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  22. Well - what's NOT to love about Larry? I can see why Eliana liked turtle-sitting him.

    The 3D shell really makes him come alive. QUIT beating yourself up about not drawing on his shell. That's the true sign of the perfectionist you are, but he's adorable just the way he is.

    Tavette

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    1. :) Thanks Tavette! haha yes at the time I was upset about the shell but now I think it came out super cute! :)

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