Monday, March 31, 2014

Lemur Face Sandwich and Lemur Tail Kabob with Cantaloupe Dip

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Are you excited for the Island of Lemurs: Madagascar movie coming out in a few days?  

If your kids are exited for it it's a great opportunity for you to get them reading about Lemurs! (the 2 Sisters sure are tricky in getting your kids to read more!)

We decided to put together a fun Lemur Face Sandwich and Lemur Tail Kabob with Cantaloupe Dip "food craft" that you can make with or for your kid's lunch.  It's really easy and doesn't take too many ingredients.

Note: you know your kids and if they can handle scissors and bamboo skewers safely.  If you can not, please let that be an adults job.

Lemur Face Sandwich (make 1 sandwich)
  • One piece of bread (we used brown rice bread)
  • 3 pieces of turkey or chicken lunch meat or a round slice of white cheese (we use nitrate free lunch meat)
  • Mayonnaise (pptional, but can work as "glue")
  • 2 green olive slices with pimiento  
  • 1 black olive, cut lenthwise in half
  • 2-3 sheets of seaweed snack (they are about 2x4 inches each)
Assembly
  1. Lay bread down on plate
  2. Optional- spread bread with Mayonnaise
  3. Take 2 pieces of lunch meat and trim, using kitchen shears, into a circle shape fitting the bread
  4. Lay onto bread
  5. Take the 3rd piece of lunch meat, fold over and trim into two triangles for ears, place in "ear position", using a small amount of mayo to stick down if you like.
  6. Trim seaweed snack pieces into a rectangle for the forehead, 2 "leaf" shapes for the black around eyes and a circle for the muzzle. You can also cut two small strips for the ears, scraps may work.
  7. Place into position on top of the meat (again using a small amount of mayo to stick down if you like).
  8. Place green olives for eyes.
  9. Place black olives for nose.

Lemur Tail Kabob with Cantaloupe Dip (makes 4 kabobs and about 1 cup of dip)
  • about 24 Blackberries
  • about 24 pieces of banana cut into about 3/4 inch pieces
  • 4 Bamboo Skewers
  • 1 cup diced cantaloupe 
  • 1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt (we used unsweetened coconut yogurt)
Assembly 
  1. Skewer 6 blackberries and 6 pieces of banana on each  Bamboo Skewer, alternating fruit, set aside.
  2. (Job for mom or adult) Place diced cantaloupe and yogurt into the blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour dip into a bowl
  4. Serve with kabobs
We found out that  cantaloupe is a favorite Lemur food. 

Hope you enjoy and let us know if you make a Lemur Sandwich or Lemur Tail Kabob!







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