How. Cute. Are. These??
My precious little man turned 5 on Tuesday, and I was looking for a cute appetizer idea for his party. I didn't want to get too crazy since it was just family coming over, but I google image searched something like 'Boys birthday appetizers'. These were one of the first things to come up.
Sure, they're a bit tedious to make, but I set up a little assembly line of bowls in the living room and made them while watching Spongebob (yes, I watch Spongebob even when Jesse's in school...hush).
Jesse and my mom loved them. They were gone in about 10 minutes, so that pleased me. I was worried they would be one of those things that looks cute, but no one wants to eat them. Not the case at all.
Ok guys...hope you all have a great weekend! We're gonna lay low for our weekend. We had to say goodbye to Daddy-O again this week, and the older Jesse gets, the harder he takes it. Lot of tears, but he's starting to understand. Still...it's never easy to see him get so upset.
It was a good birthday for my Best Bubba :)
'Cream Cheese Party Penguins'
Source: Adapted from All Recipes
1 can jumbo black olives, pitted
1 can small black olives
1 package cream cheese, softened (8 oz)
1 carrot, peeled and sliced in 1/4 in thick slices
1. Cut a slit from top to bottom, lengthwise, into the side of each jumbo olive. Carefully insert about 1 teaspoon of cream cheese into each olive.
2. Cut a small notch out of each carrot slice to form feet. Save the cut out piece and press into center of small olive to form the beak (you may need to cut it smaller to fit).
3. Set a big olive, large hole side down, onto a carrot slice. Secure with a toothpick. Slide the small olive onto the toothpick, and set on the large olive. Adjust so that the beak, cream cheese chest and notch in the carrot slice line up.