Sunday, 29 July 2012

MU Caterpillar Sandwich - A monster of a sandwich to keep the kids entertained

If you're a regular follower of my blog, you'll know that I love making fun food for the kids. The Madhouse Mouse Pizza and Tortoise Pittas are now legendary ! I therefore absolutely LOVE this caterpillar sandwich idea and I think it would be brilliant for kids' birthday parties or summer picnics.


Funky, family cheese brand MU has introduced a fun new way to get kids involved in preparing their own meals with new MU Patz.

MU Patz are round cheese slices made from 100% cheddar and are perfect if your little ones want to get involved in the kitchen or just fancy a delicious snack. Ideal for decorating pizzas and sandwiches, placing over hot pasta or topping mini jackets potatoes.

MU Patz are a good source of calcium and protein, 20g of MU cheese is the equivalent to one glass of milk*. And what's more, they're completely natural - each tasty disc is 100% MU medium cheddar, with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives added. Whether you're looking to chase away rainy days or find activities to fill the time, get the kids together in the kitchen and have a go at these delicious and fun to make recipes:

MU Caterpillar Sandwich

A monster of a sandwich to keep the kids entertained

Makes 1 


1 loaf of brown bread
1 apple
2 olives (eyes)
½ cucumber (feet)
½ vanilla pod (for the ears)
MU Patz
Egg mayonnaise/Ham
Lettuce leaf for the caterpillar to eat


1. Make sandwiches from the egg mayonnaise and layer with a MU Patz slice (your favourite fillings can also be used other than egg mayonaise)

2. Cut them out with a round cutter (this will make the body of the caterpillar)

3. Cut the cucumber into ¼ slices (this will make the legs)

4. Cut the apple in half from top to bottom and decorate with a smiley face using vanilla pods, olives and red pepper

5. Arrange the cut sandwiches on a plate and then place the cucumber legs at the base of each sandwich

6. Finish with the face and a garnish of lettuce

Ideal for a picnic or party


 Simple Mu Ham and Pineapple Tortilla Pizza

1 tortilla wrap
Mu Patz
2 slices ham, chopped
1 round piece of pineapple, chopped


Decorate with MU Patz

Scatter the toppings over the tortilla 

Transfer to a baking tray and bake in an oven preheated to 180C for 5-10 minutes, until the cheese has melted.


MU launched last year to inject some much-needed excitement into the cheese aisle and is already making MU-ves in becoming a brand loved by the whole family with its distinctive cow-splat packaging and delicious range. MU PATZ join the existing line up of MU's Mild Cheddar, Medium Cheddar, Mature Cheddar and Lighter Mature Cheddar.

MU Patz can be found in packs of 16 slices and are available in Tesco from 6th August so be sure to stock up and keep little tums happy and hands busy.

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SPECIAL OFFER:  All packs of MU Cheddar will be available in Tesco for £2.00 from 18th July - 22nd August  MU Patz will be available in Tesco from 6th August at the introductory price of £1.00 

Available exclusively from Tesco, each cheese comes in a fun "cow splat" resealable pack to help keep all the goodness and taste safely locked up.

MU Sticks are available in packs of four for £1.25
MU Patz are available in a pack of 16 slices for £1.30
MU Cheeses are available in blocks of 350g priced from £3.30
MU Mature Slices are available in packs of 10 slices (250g) with an RRP of £2.60
MU Mature Grated is available in packs of 350g at an RRP of £3.50

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  1. loving yr caterpillar, i love yr foody posts

  2. That is brilliant, my youngest would love that! I always find that if you do something creative they are more likely to eat it! At the moment I use cokie cutters to make different shaped sandwiches

    1. I've got some dinosaur and dolphin cutters designed to be bread sized - they always go down well ! :)

  3. would it not be easier to cut the bread before you add the filling then it dies not squidge out? brilliant idea and will make a simple sandwich much more appealing

  4. with my son being off school for he summer hols i'm making lunch every afternoon and i need new ideas

  5. fab ideas! Great fun for lunchtime!

  6. I love making different things with food, Mother always told me I should play with my food, but its such fun!
    Loving the caterpillar.

  7. aww what a good idea! My little boy LOVES sandwiches, imagine his face if i served him this :)
    Also, i love MU cheese, i have been buying for a few weeks now, its fab!

  8. I love these ideas! Making food fun is a great way for kids to enjoy meals :)

  9. I love the mouse pizza - fantastic idea !