Make edible 1-up mushrooms out of tomatoes and string cheese #Food#gamers#geeky#great-ideas November 26 | Guest post by Mimismashie This is how to make my tomato and mozzarella with olive oil and herbs salad with 1-up mushrooms. I made these for a Changeling: The Lost character creation session, and they were a big hit! Step one: Use Campari tomatoes — they are bigger than cherry tomatoes, and rounder than plum tomatoes. I just washed them and cut off the part with the stem. Step two: For the mushroom stem, I used string cheese, the mozzarella type, and marinated it in olive oil, italian spices and garlic overnight. It didn't really soak up any of it so you could probably get away with giving the cheese a quick dip. I used 1 inch (rough) pieces. Step three: Put the cheese and tomato on a toothpick. If I had to do it again, I would probably use skewers, cut to size, because the toothpicks weren't quite long enough to put in the lettuce without messing up the "paint job." Step four: Painting on little white dots of cheese with a toothpick. I used whipped cream cheese but you could probably use sour cream or ricotta cheese. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Mimismashie http://www.flickr.com/photos/68406139@N08/ PREVIOUS It's official: Offbeat Mama is now Offbeat Families! NEXT Do I need this solar power generator? Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] Oh nelly that's delightful. 2 agree Reply I'm working on a museum exhibit on video games (which is pretty sweet), and now I totally want to have a potluck party to celebrate when we're done, and bring these! So awesome! 1 agrees Reply Now, WHY have I never thought of this!? Luckily I'm having a get-together at my apartment on Wednesday evening… Reply That's adorable! Love the geeky idea. Reply My nerd rage won't stop me from mentioning that these are super mushrooms, not 1-ups. But the rest of me thinks they're adorable. I've done something similar using radishes carved into mushrooms before; you just peel the skin away to make the white spots. But cheese and tomatoes are friendlier to eaters who may not like the spice of radishes. <3 3 agree Reply I must suggest this to my brother for a Changeling game! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Participate in this conversation via email No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.