Posted on: June 10, 2011

Happy Friday!  The 3 year old asked me last night for an Elmo sandwich for lunch so this is my first attempt.  I can tell you it needs some work, but it still looks like him.  I used a glass upside down to cut the circle for his face.  His mouth is berry fruit leather cut by hand.  You can also use the edge of a smaller glass to cut the mouth.  His nose is a dried apricot.  The eyes are small mozzarella balls (ciliegine).  You can use the end of a straw to punch the holes for the pupils.  I used kalamata olives and then punch a hole in the cheese so they would stay in.  I also had to prop up the eyes from the back with pretzel sticks.  They kept falling over so this could be improved!  I sprinkled the top of the sandwich with raspberry jello powder.  It did the trick, but be careful to not get it wet!  The sides are edamame (soy beans) out of the pod on toothpicks, cherry and blackberry flowers.  The BabyBel cheese has a small fish cut out & colby cheese fish insert for Dorothy in her fishbowl.  Goldfish crackers would work nicely too.  This sandwich probably won’t travel that well until I improve a few things, but you get the idea.  Wishing everyone a great weekend!

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[…] a couple of cute Elmo bentos for inspiration. Below left (by Sarah at Bentoroffic) uses raspberry Jell-O powder over a sandwich for the face, small mozzarella balls and olives for […]

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