1/20/2010

Penguin Snacks

Happy National Penguin Appreciation Day!
OK, it's not a well-known holiday but we have some major penguin fans at our house.
A couple years ago,
Qtpies7 shared the penguin snack that she saw on a Veggie Tales movie. So, we made some up for lunch!
A. Sunny suggested we call them "Linux Snacks". That got a giggle out of me, what a funny idea for an office party.:)

Do you know who was REALLY happy about this special day?......Little H!

In September, Little H found a penguin costume at a thrift store. She has worn it EVERY DAY since then. Seriously. She's worn it to the grocery store, to do community service projects...
and to her favorite place...the Zoo....so she can chat with her friends.
So, grab the ingredients and make yourself up a waddle of penguins. Yes, a waddle. Unless they're in a nesting group, that's a rookery. Or a group of penguin babies, that's a creche. Or, if it's a group on water, that's a raft. And, that's enough penguin trivia for the day. Have fun!

Penguin Snacks
Ingredients:
1 can large olives
1 can colossal olives (or jumbo--just get two different size cans of olives)
1-2 large carrots
Cream cheese (flavored or plain)
Toothpicks
Directions:
Cut the carrot into 1/8" thick circles. Cut out a small "V" from each circle as shown blow. These will be your "feet" and "beak".
Take one of the colossal (or whatever yoru biggest olive is) and cut out a small piece lengthwise as shown below. Fill with cream cheese.
Cut a small slit in the smaller olive and insert the carrot "beak". Now, it's time to assemble! Put the carrot "feet" on the bottom, then the stuffed olive "body". Next, the smaller olive "head". Insert a toothpick through the entire snack to hold it together. (For some reason I ran out of toothpicks, so they got bento picks).
So, what did Little H think about this National Penguin Appreciation Day snack?.....
Love at first bite! Enjoy your day! Little H is having a penguin party for her birthday next month. We've been using the super-fun birthday section of BettyCrocker.com to help plan it. We can't wait to share all of the fun with you, it's going to be fabulous!

14 comments:

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

So cute! I love penguins! If you have kiddos who don't like olives you can also make them with grapes. I did this for my son who will not go near olives!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Mandy those little penguins are so stinking cute!!!! I love the expression on you dd's face in the last two pics. I bet she was so excited to see those.

Chels said...

Too creative! And little H looks great as a penguin! ☺

Aimee said...

Those are adorable! And I'm so happy to know about national penguin appreciation day. That's my kind of holiday!

jess said...

LOVE THIS!!!

Ashley said...

These are adorable. You're little kiddos are pretty lucky to have a mom who does such fun stuff for snacks!

Meawhile, you're just so creative it's disgusting... :)

Family of Food said...

Hey! A friend of mine who just loves penguins got a platter of these at a party recently. They were a huge hit. Thanks for posting the recipe. I hope you don't mind if I link to it on my blog www.familyoffood.blogspot.com.

Tami said...

Those are so darn cute! My daughter's 2nd grade class worked on penguin projects all day today.

emilylovescookies.blogspot.com said...

I absolutely love these penguins! I can't wait to share them at my food club tomorrow! Way cool!

Julie said...

Those really are cute...I can't help but wonder if all those penguins have headaches hehe

A. Sunny said...

You should tag this with "Linux snack" for all the computer geeks out there! I am officially making these for my next office party!

bridget {bake at 350} said...

OMG...THESE are so cute...and so is your little one. Mine used to wear his Buzz Lightyear costume everywhere! It was complete with a helmet and wingspan! I so remember taking him to the doctor when he was sick and the doc saying "hey, Buzz!"

LOVE kiddos in costumes!

MONICA-LnP said...

How cute,penguins are so cute!

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