Fun Food Creations 9

This banana boat has nothing to do with sun screen!

My wife, Kim, is a very creative person. She is also very talented. Those two go together very well. However, one of the things I like best about her is that she knows when to just have fun with her creativity. This is actually quite hard for a creative and talented, type-A artist to do. Regardless, she has mastered this balance and our family is better for it. One of my favorite ways she uses this gift is with fun food creations. Our kids love them as well!

They aren’t always perfect, and they don’t always work, but they are always fun. To give you an idea of what I am talking about I have included photos of a few of her creations below (click to enlarge). I thought about turning them into a how-to post but decided against it. Most of them are simple enough that if you wanted to copy them you easily could. However, the real purpose here is to pique your interest in trying your own fun food creation, to show you that simple can be fun as well, and to brag on my wife a little. 🙂

One of our kids favorites, the smiling pancake shows up every now and then. This particular version has oreo cookies for ears, grape eyes, a banana nose and I believe icing for the mouth. He was quite enjoyable to eat.

My wife surprised us all with this dessert. Pears, pretzels, apples, mini chocolate chips, a craisin and some sprinkles created a very excited table.

One of my favorite creations is this banana boat. The water is apple sauce with food coloring. The cheerio life preservers are attached with a little strawberry jam. The ship is complete with a cheese sail on a toothpick. Perfect!

My son helped build a train out of his wood blocks. The cars carried sandwiches, fruit and some chips. Everyone enjoyed the themed meal.

So there you go, a few simple examples (okay, some more simple than others) of how you can surprise you family with some creativity of your own. If you are curious about anything in particular please ask. If you have other ideas to share feel free as well. Remember, you don’t have to be Martha Steward to have fun in the kitchen. Kids also love the little things. It is amazing how wide of a smile a chocolate chip smiley face on a pancake can produce. Go ahead, give it a try. It will be fun, I promise!

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About Philip

I am an electrical engineer enjoying the quiet life in Iowa. My life on-line is routinely interrupted by my family and I like it that way!

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