Thursday, November 25, 2010

Festive Penguins

These whimsical appetizers are easy to make and are sure to be a hit! While they take a little time, they are not difficult and everyone, especially children, seem to love them.

Black olives
Cream or Neufchatel Cheese softened
Garlic  Powder

Peel and halve the carrot. Cut into half disks

Cut a small triangle out of the half disks. Now you have feet and beaks!

Using kitchen shears, cut a V shaped notch out of half of the olives.

Season the cheese with a little garlic powder, mix well and spoon into a small plastic bag. Snip off a little piece in the corner of the bag to make a quick piping bag.
Pipe the mixture into the cut slit in one olive, and into the hole of one you left whole. Add a small triangle into the hole to make the beak. Use a toothpick to thread the head onto the body and onto the carrot "feet."

Continue until you are out of olives. 

Until next time, Eat Well & Keep Digging!

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  1. Glad to see that you are still young at heart David!!! They look like a wonderful compromise between fun and sophistication...


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