Lunch Less Ordinary Challenge 4 – An Artistic Lunch #WrapArt

mission's deli wrapsSo this is it – the fourth and last challenge in the Mission Deli Wrap’s Lunch Less Ordinary Blogger Challenge.
We managed by some mad stroke of good fortune (and child’s geniosity) to win the first two weeks. Last week was the ‘What’s In That Wrap’ Quiz Show – we didn’t place, but we had a LOT of fun making it (though No.1 son is a teensy bit bitter at the many many hours – 5 of them – spent editing and then uploading the thing).

When the fourth set of challenges arrived, we were keen to see what they held in store…

1)      For the artistic lunchers out there, create the most artistic lunch you can using only wraps and filling – the bigger the better! Whether it’s the Eiffel Tower or an Elephant we want to see it all! #wrapart
this one had potential.
2)    Inspired by one of our Facebook fans  -take £5 for the week to buy the essentials and we’ll send the wraps and you must complete the Storecupboard challenge – using up whatever you’ve got left in the cupboards, fridge and freezer to make your meals for the week.
– this one was doable, but we felt would be a bit boring to write, and therefore read, about.
3)    Tricky challenge of the week! Find and visit as many places as you can with food-related names that can be made into wraps and help us create a WrapMap! E.g. Cheddar Gorge
– Trekking around the country was not only ridiculously time-consuming and impractical for a busy family, but the cost of the travel would be silly. But we were fairly confident we could have fun with it, and get a bit clever. A village near us is called Hammoon – there must be plenty of other place names not far away that we could ‘tweak’ a bit, yes?
Slightly cheaty, but fun anyway.
4)    Tick something off your bucket list! We want to see you go out and do something unusual – remember to take a packed lunch of wraps with you (let us know if you need any more!)
– Managing this inside a week just didn’t seem practical or possible for us, so we discarded it fairly quickly.

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Construction begins – watched over by No.1 the Director

But it got to Wednesday, and we still only had TWO place names that worked, and one vaguely okay – Hammoon (for ham, obv.), Langton Herring (Herring in a wrap? Ick…), and the cheaty East Orchard for apples.
Oh dear.
Prompt family meeting, and we reconsidered our options. We were too late now to attempt no.2, and no. 4 was even more impractical than at the start of the week. So we had a think about an artistic lunch.

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Freelance improvisation was NOT encouraged during stop motion creation #BossyDirector

‘Artistic lunch’ and ‘the bigger the better’… Hmmmmm…

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Waiting ‘patiently’ to do their colours

We thought about an enormous Leaning Tower of Pisa. We considered a giant spaceship. We had suggestions of giraffes, houses and flags.
But in the end , we had to limit ourselves (much like in week one) by sheer practicality, economic funds, and time available.
So – Boy finally made a suggestion which everyone liked. It was simple. It was made for stop motion. And it was quite literally sticking to the theme.

I give you – LittleStuff’s Artistic Lunch; The Artist’s Palette.

(did I say simple? It still took an entire afternoon, not even counting the shopping and the chopping. Or the editing (thank you No.1 for once-again-magnificent technical work).
(And did you know there are NO naturally blue foods? Even blueberries just look not-quite-black on a wrap.)

In the end, our artist’s palette was well over 4′ long and covered most of our extended. seats-10-easily, dining table.

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Finally, we get No.1 on camera…

It was made from:

Palette: Wraps. All 26 of ’em.
Palette Thumb Hole: shaped wrap covered in chocolate spread

  • Red – Pepper and Tomato
  • Orange – Carrot and orange slices
  • Yellow – pepper and sweetcorn
  • Green – salad leaves and Kiwi
  • Purple – Red cabbage and beetroot
  • Black – Blackberries (picked 30 minutes before!)
  • White – Apple and cream cheese (though the apples were starting to brown by the time we filmed…)

Paintbrush: 7 baby carrots, wrapped in two wraps, with salad leaves and carrot tops for the brush, held with a couple of cocktail sticks.


Shopping and Chopping – The Whole LittleStuff Team
Cameraman – Mr Laura
Director – No.1
Stop Motion Animation Movers – Boy, Jolly & Pink
All Manner of Unknown Technical Magic Skillz – No.1

The winner’s of this week’s challenge will be announced on Wednesday on the Mission Deli Facebook page  – us luck!

Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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