109: Chicken good lookin’

Day 109 of #365 Creative #Ideas to do with your kids: Make dinner time into fun time by adding details, creating different shapes or simply by arranging food in a novel way. Use your food to create an artwork on a plate. Then let your kids eat it! Try this Chicken legs idea.
2 medium potatoes
splash of milk or cream
1 tablespoon butter
2 chicken drumsticks or winglets
1 large yellow patty pan
1 small yellow pepper
1 cup frozen peas
flat-leaf parsley or coriander
You need: sandwich bag for piping
1. Peel the potatoes and cut into small chunks. Boil or steam until soft, then mash with a splash of milk or cream. Add
some butter and salt to taste. Set aside.
2. Grill or roast the drumsticks or winglets.
3. Steam the peas and patty pan.
4. To pipe the potato, fill a sandwich bag with mash, seal it and snip off one corner with a pair of scissors (the bigger the
hole, the bigger the piping nozzle will be). Pipe a circle of mash for the chicken’s body and add a tail and head. Use a
spoon or knife to help shape the chicken.
5. Make a hollow in the centre of the body and fill with peas.
6. Position the drumstick ‘legs’.
7. Cut the sun’s rays, crown and beak out of the yellow pepper and arrange them, with the patty pan to complete the picture, adding a few parsley or coriander leaves.
From my book Fun Foods for Kids (Struik Publishers 2016), email me on sam@kidsdecor.co.za if you would like to buy a book.