Sunday, November 02, 2008

NaBloPoMo #2 - High Hopper & Pumpkin Sandwiches

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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.

(Aren't they cute?!)

(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!)


Nectarine said...

Wow - first you are a great mom. She is going to be the kid everyone is talking about. I am also excited to see it does not have to be store bought as everything here has to be. It is so much more fun to make things.

Ms. Huis Herself said...

Nectarine - you know, I was surprised at that, too, 'cuz it all had to be store-bought at my old school as well. Mr. Kluges and I have commented several times that this area seems to be a decade or two behind the rest of the world about some things. No warnings either about no peanuts, no dairy, no wheat, etc. *shrug* I guess we'll enjoy it since we can!

Allknowingjen said...

Those are adorable! Very cute idea. For the preschool halloween party, not only did everything have to be store bought, it had to be individually wrapped (so no bakery cookies or things). It would be way more fun to make things.

Anonymous said...

that was great and very fun for the kids to eat!
love from kathy kerssen