Random ramblings and TV-inspired activities

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Mr Tumble Sandwich

You know how they say "if at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again"? And you know how they also say the definition of madness is "repeating the same actions and expecting different outcomes"? I'm not sure which camp feeding toddlers falls into.

Perhaps I should subtitle this "The continuing quest to get ToddlerGirl to eat tomatoes"? Not that I force them at her at every opportunity or anything, but I keep offering them with no pressure to eat, to see if she eventually decides that she likes them again. She'll thank me when she's old enough to know about lycopenes and stuff. Maybe.

So tomato ladybirds failed, and Mr Tumble sandwich... Well, it failed in the tomato stakes, though the rest was eaten happily. BabyBoy was more than happy to find a home for the unwanted fruit-masquerading-as-veg.

To recreate your own Tumble-tastic open sarnie, take:

1 slice bread
Some cheese spread
1 sliced olive
6 raisins
Some grated carrot
1 cherry tomato
1 normal tomato

Spread the bread with the cheese spread.
Add two olive slices as eyes.
Chop the cherry tomato in half, and use 1 half as the nose
Chop the normal tomato into four (half and half again), and use one wedge as a smiley mouth.
Add raisin freckles/spots on cheeks.

The likeness is uncanny, no?


1 comment:

  1. Nice try! I saw this book
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Foods-Kids-Hate-Them-Eating/dp/1847737897/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318155006&sr=8-1 in the library the other day. I might get it and put it to the test. I would put bets on getting maybe 2 out of 25 past my daughter!