Ever since we went to the BFG premier back in the summer the girls have had BFG fever, they can often be found stomping about playing giants or having Frobscottle tea parties with the queen!
When we arrived home one day to a big box of BFG goodies to celebrate the release of the DVD excitement levels reached an all time high. They couldn’t wait to watch the film again so we decided to have a special DVD night with snacks inspired from the BFG.
I decided on some Stuffed Snozzcumbers, if you remember from the film a snozzcumber is the rather grim looking vegetable the BFG grows and eats everyday (which looks a lot like a cucumber) you will also remember that the BFG sleeps in a boat hence the little boat theme.
They look really cute and by making them a little bit fun the kids don’t realise they’re actually eating a pretty healthy snack. Makes a nice change from the bowls of poporn that usually accompany our film nights.
These are made with just three ingredients;
I chopped a whole cucumber into thirds, and sliced them in half, I then hollowed out the middle to create a boat shape.
Layer the ‘boat’ with some cream cheese and top with the cous cous. I used a roasted vegetable cous cous because we all love it and again it’s getting a little more veg into the kids, these would work equally well with a flavoured rice.
I toped them with a little sail which I made with a straw and a piece of coloured card. I like most parents am always looking for fun ways to get my children excited about trying new and healthy foods I know they all like cucumber and this is the perfect way to jazz up a firm favourite. Incorporating the film just makes it even more exciting for them.
We watch The BFG twice that evening and several times since! Have you seen it yet? If not you need too it’s a lovely feel good family film, I can see it being under lots of children’s christmas trees this year!
Disclamer: this post was written in celebration of the release of The BFG movie to DVD. You can find the DVD online and in most high street stores.