Last night at work I was watching Poirot on Amazon Instant Video. I started with Hercule Poirot's Christmas from season 6 and thought "eh ... not lunch." Then I remembered that one of my favorite short stories -- "The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding" -- had another title! Sure enough, "The Theft of the Royal Ruby" aired season 3 so I watched it and fell in love all over again ....
And made my lunch for tonight as soon as I got John off to school!
Being the last minute (practically) I didn't bother to make the pudding so I have some dark chocolate pound cake with vanilla frosting as a stand-in for the pudding with a candy "ruby." I used food gel to decorate the cake, and also to write the note that Hercule received warning him not to eat it! The body in the snow/pasta is provolone as is Hercule himself on top of the broccoli. I also used food gel to draw them -- as well as leave the blood spill from the knife in the girl's back.
Not familiar with the tale? You can (!!!affiliate warning!!!)...
buy the dvd
and/or watch the instant video (free if you have Prime)
and/or buy the book!