Celebrating Roald Dahl Day with
Fantastic Mr Fox
September 13th is Roald Dahl Day and Peakles is becoming more interested in his children’s stories as she gets older. Her older brother gave her his boxed set of books as well as the audio CD collection. Out of all the books, Fantastic Mr Fox is one our favourites!
Peakles loves the descriptions of the food that the farmers, Boggis, Bunce and Bean make and how Mr Fox outwits them all! He enjoys the company of the other animals who have been forced underground by the actions of the farmers and becomes a Robin Hood type hero – stealing from the farmers to feed the growing animal community who live underground.
Peakles likes the fact that the rabbits, moles, weasels badgers and foxes can live happily together and have wonderful feasts provided by Mr Fox!
Food From Fantastic Mr Fox
We decided to celebrate Roald Dahl Day with a Fantastic Mr Fox Feast for ourselves! The following are mentioned in the book as part of the wonderful foods that Fantastic Mr Fox provides for his family and friends whilst the farmers are waiting for him to emerge from his foxhole:
Cider Chicken Goose Liver Doughnuts Ham Vegetables
How to Make Your Fantastic Mr Fox Feast
Farmer Bean’s Cider
Apple Juice Apples Ice Cubes Sparkling Water
We took apple juice and poured it into a mason jar. We then added some sparkling water to give it a little fizz and the ice cubes. We finally added some chopped apples to the mason jar and served it with straws.
Farmer Boggis’s Chicken
Chicken breasts, thighs, drumsticks & wings Sauces Spices Marinades
We took our chicken pieces and roasted them with different sauces, marinades and spices. We served these on a large plate with some tomatoes.
Farmer Bunce’s Goose Liver Doughnuts
Bagels Butter Sliced Cucumber Farmhouse, Brussels or Mushroom pate
Take a bagel and cut it in half. Butter each half of the bagel. Spread the pate on a bagel and then add some sliced cucumber. Once this is done add the top of the bagel and place onto a large plate.
Food for the Badgers, the Moles, the Rabbits and the Weasels too!
Carrot and Vegetable Sticks Variety of Dips
Wash and dry a variety of vegetables such as carrots, cucumbers, and baby sweetcorn. Slice into sticks and place in some glasses or cups to serve. Put the dips such as hummus, cream cheese and guacamole into some serving bowls. Place these next to the vegetable sticks.
Salad Vegetables Sliced or Diced ham
A variety of salad items such as sliced tomato, cucumber, lettuce and grated carrots. Mix in some diced ham and serve in a large bowl.
Place all the food and drink on a large picnic table or dining table and enjoy!
Happy Roald Dahl Day!