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Hello and welcome to NaBloPoMo Day #2. I've got ideas/themes for most of the days of the week, but for Sunday's all I have down is "Sunday Stuff." So, grab-bag it is!
Tomorrow Pumpkin is the "High Hopper" (student of the day) in her class. A booklet, "All About Me" was sent home last week for us to complete together, plus she gets to bring a special toy, plus she gets to sit by the teacher and do special jobs. Big stuff when you're 4!
She also has the option to bring a snack, so of course we are. She wanted to bring Petzels & Kisses (with M&Ms on top) so we made some, but considering that it's the first day after Halloween, and that everybody's going to be sugar-shocked, we're also bringing little pumpkin-shaped cheese sandwiches.
Since it's NaBloPoMo, and I need some "stuff" to write about this Sunday, here's how we made 'em!
First, we used a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the cheese. I used American slices (NOT individually wrapped!) and did three at a time. Peeling the outside edges before taking off the cutter works well.
After cutting out ALL the cheese slices, I cut out the jack-o-lantern faces. Again, keeping them together as the three-at-a-time I did before worked well, except that last one was always a little tricky to get the eyes and nose out. Still, MUCH better than one at a time!
Then it was time to cut out the bread. Unfortunately, that was one slice at a time, but it didn't go too badly. Pushing the cutter down and then wiggling the whole thing around on the cutting board for a little bit helps get through the last bit cleanly. Again, peeling off the outer edges first makes it easier.
Then I buttered the breads and we put a cheese pumpkin face on each.
(And all the leftover cheese and bread bits were used up in an egg bake for supper that night! Brilliant, if I do say so myself!)