Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Banana Sharks

Rarely is there a day that passes that Damien doesn't either impress me or make me laugh.  One night, he managed to do both.

A few months ago, we signed up for a subscription with Kiwi Crates. The boys have really enjoyed the activities.  Damien was reading a booklet that came with a recent box and headed for the kitchen.  I'm never quite sure what to expect when I hear "Can somebody reach me a knife?" He had found a recipe that he could have with minimal adapting - Banana Sharks!

He needed a little help, but not much -- mostly just with trying to not cut the banana too much.  He did an awesome job assembling.

How to make your own Banana Shark:

1. Peel the banana and cut a slice from the bottom curve of the banana - you're just going to "level" it a little.

2. Slice a 1" slit in one end of the banana. Turn the piece you cut off sideways, and slip into the cut to make the tail fin.

3. Slice a 1/4" slit in the other end of the banana, and gently wiggle your knife to open the "mouth."  Add miniature chocolate chips to make the shark's eyes.  (Turn them upside down and stuff the pointy end in first - you don't need to push so hard to make them stick.)

4. Slice a strawberry into 1/4" slices.  These will be fins - use toothpicks to secure one slice to either side about 1/3 of the way back from the mouth end, and one on the top for the shark's dorsal fin.

Repeat to make one for your sister.

After I barely got past saying "Awww..." because he made one for Celia, I saw this plate.

Apparently, this shark liked Damien's bacon.  Sharks are carnivores, after all.

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