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« on: April 04, 2011 05:16:04 PM »

It's a daily question for me:  what should I make for dinner?!  I was contemplating the question the other day, when I saw this adorable inchies die: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=373949.0.

I figured I'd combine this inspiration, and the latest challenge to solve my daily dilemma.
These dice were made from popsicle sticks and embellished using a wood-burner to make them look like crates.  One die has 6 of the continents, another has proteins, and the third die has vegetables.  I let my kids pick the list of vegetables since they're so picky about what they eat from that food group. 

Not quite an inch-cubed.  I had to resort to making each wall 3 sticks-cubed.  The template looks like this:

Here's a collage of the steps I took to make a die:
 
Each die is comprised of twelve sticks.  Each wall has three sticks, which are glued together with wood glue.

The walls are decorated after this and then joined together with hot glue.

Roll the dice:

Looks like we're having:

Googled and found: http://www.grouprecipes.com/40576/north-african-fish-stew.html
I have a feeling these dice will not only help me decide what to cook every night, they'll really broaden my family's palate. 
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011 05:24:05 PM »

that is a great!! idea...

<tucks great idea in mental to do list>
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2011 05:33:45 PM »

This is such a great idea, and so cutely done!
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2011 05:51:18 PM »

OMG! You suck! ..these are awesome. I've been working on my entry made of popsicle sticks for 4 days now, and just now took a break and saw this and got bummed cuz it's SO COOL! I would totally make some for myself if I weren't sick of popsicle sticks (which I will be when I'm done with my prioject)!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011 06:23:26 PM »

I never would have believed they were popsicle sticks if you hadn't said it!  These are great!  Good luck in the competition
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2011 06:46:11 PM »

Those look absoultely COOL! They're so stinkin' cute I just want to eat them Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2011 07:40:45 PM »

I could use some of these!
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2011 07:50:30 PM »

Very cool! I might have to make some just to be able to make decisions of my own...
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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2011 09:02:33 AM »

Thanks very much for all the kind compliments.  My sons are now taking turns rolling the dice before they go to school, so I can have the daily dinner question answered early in the day  Cheesy  Gosh, we could probably dedicate a new blog to the results from each roll of the dice.
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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2011 10:01:54 AM »

*ROCKS*! Really great idea, thanks for sharing.
We eat veggie but I'm sure we could figure something out for that die.
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« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2011 10:19:43 AM »

*ROCKS*! Really great idea, thanks for sharing.
We eat veggie but I'm sure we could figure something out for that die.

Oh, please share a list of proteins for vegetarians.  I have some veggie friends I'd like to make these for.  Thank you!
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« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2011 10:36:16 AM »

Eggs
Cheese
Beans
Lentils
Tofu
Nuts/seeds

Just off the top of my head Cheesy.
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« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2011 08:43:54 PM »

These are brilliant for dinner inspiration!  I am often lacking that utterly, and then on top of thatyou did it to fit a Challenge - totally great!  Good luck, and thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2011 08:50:31 PM »

Love this! Could use them for so many decision settling dillemas. Thanks for this idea
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« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2011 11:22:20 AM »

Very cool!
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« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2011 11:44:54 AM »

Love this project!  Cute, crafty, and useful!  Love the rustic look!
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« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2011 01:38:52 PM »

Such a clever idea! It would make meal-planning more fun!
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« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2011 08:27:50 PM »

Great idea! Innovative way to use popsicle sticks also. Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2011 11:33:40 PM »

I'm interested what you will do when the dice rolls up 'Australia'...

Indigenous/native ingredients? Kangaroo meat? It's just that we don't really have our own distinct cuisine.

Other than that, sweet idea.
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« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2011 06:04:41 AM »

these are AWESOME! so creative.
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« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2011 06:22:57 AM »

I would never have known those were popsicle sticks.  Shocked
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« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2011 01:20:36 PM »

Those are great.  I love how they look and the interesting meals they are bound to inspire.
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« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2011 03:41:11 AM »

I love it! What a wonderful idea, and the execution rocks!
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« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2011 11:35:35 PM »

Such a great idea and I totally wisted it. I think one day (probably the next time I get irritated deciding), I'll make 2 sets, one for at home cooking and one for take out Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2011 07:22:38 AM »

This is such a cute idea, I may need a set of these
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