Jack and the Beanstalk
Everyone loves Fairy Tales despite how bizarre and scary many of them seem if you analyse them too carefully!!
When I got some plump, long, green beans it was obvious what they were to become …
Here is my fun food Jack and the Beanstalk. It is very simple to make and the boys thought it was fantastic.
– Steamed green beans
– Baby spinach leaves for the vine leaves
– I used hummus for the soil but other options like cous cous, sweet potato, pasta or lentils would be great too
– Mashed potato – for the clouds (or cauliflower puree/cottage cheese/ricotta cheese)
– Steamed carrot for the house
– Broccoli & cauliflower for the trees and bushes
– I used pumpkin for the castle
1. Lay the beans down and intertwine them to make the beanstalk.
2. Then I put hummus along the bottom for the ground.
3. And fluffed mashed potato clouds.
4. I used broccoli as ready-made trees.
5. Then built Jack’s house from mash potato with carrot edges, windows and doors.
6. And planted cauliflower bushes.
7. Then I used baby spinach leaves to give the beanstalk a verdant look.
8. I wasn’t sure whether or not to add the giant’s castle.
In the end I cut one from a slice of roasted pumpkin and used steamed carrot for the detail.
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