He is a slippery fellow, isn’t he?
YouTuber extraordinaire and charter member of the Magic Animal Club iBallisticSquid is the star of today’s lunches. Squid is a huge favorite in our house; the kids admire his Minecraft adventures the most. His Let’s Play videos have crossover audience appeal, too. Hearing iBallisticSquid’s signature “Helllooo eveeerybody!” can get even the kids’ grandmother to move a chair next to the computer and watch along. 🙂
Our Squid is based on his most recognizable Minecraft skin – a dark blue cephalopod with a cheerful red mouth full of fangs. You can see his side-eyes on the close-up below.
Squid’s blue color comes from rice cooked with dried butterfly pea flowers. I added a little teriyaki sauce to darken it up (and add some sweet-salty flavor). His eyes are white American cheese with nori details for the pupils. His mouth is a circle of tomato topped with a fancy circle of cheese “teeth.”
The sides are a school of hot dog octopi (some cephalopod pals for Squid), carrot flowers, sliced green apples, and rounds of corn. The ubiquitous mini KitKat shows up for dessert once again.