Friday, 20 August 2010

Space Dinner - Tutorial

This might be the post that pushes someone to call the men with the straight jackets to collect me.
Ebi-kun asked for a space dinner and I now have to address him as astronaut Ebi-kun, I was going to do a muffin tin dinner but then an insane genius idea popped into my head.
Yep, I made a space meal like the astronauts eats and Ebi-kun was so mightily impressed that he asked to call my mom early so that he could show her. (video chat)
What you need:
a ziplock bag
wide straw
foil
sticker with the meal info written on it
sellotape
food processor
food

We had some stir-fry chicken and veg leftover from the night before so I warmed it up with some rice and stuck it in the food processor, add a little warm water until the consistence is thin enough to be sucked through the straw - I tested it before constructing the bag.
When you have got it right, spoon it into the ziplock bag, place the straw in and close the bag squeezing out as much air as possible.
Use sellotape to hold the straw in place.
Take a long piece of foil and lie the food bag on it, fold the foil over the bag and then seal all the seams by rolling up the edges, add a bit of sellotape to hold it in place.
Pop the sticker with the food info on the front.
Give it to your budding astronaut.

The meal was still warm when Ebi-kun got to eat it, he doesn't like his food hot so that was just as well. I imagine puddings or fruit snacks would be fun served up like this. It took Ebi-kun quite a long time to finish his meal but he couldn't wait to tell daddy about his space dinner in the morning :o)
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