It's my children's school Christmas Dinner today, and while my son has been looking forward to it for weeks, my daughter is what you might call roast dinner averse; try as we might, we can never persuade her to sign up for it. As well as the traditional turkey and roast potatoes and so on, the children also get a Christmas cracker to accompany the meal. My challenge was to give my daughter her usual packed lunch with a festive feel, so she wouldn't feel too left out.
Here's what I assembled:
- favourite-filling sandwiches - cut into Christmas tree shapes with a cookie cutter
- bundles of carrot and bread-sticks - tied with golden ribbon
- a home-made mince pie - with a sprinkling of snowy icing sugar on top
- a chocolate coin
- a mixture of white chocolate chunks and dried cranberries
- a satsuma
I hope she enjoys her alternative festive fare.