Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Turkey Leftover Turkeys

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For our first day back to school after the Thanksgiving break, what better theme than a Turkey Leftovers lunch! (In our EasyLunchboxes, of course!)
Pomegranate arils, turkey and cheese pockets, apples, carrots and cauliflower
Ain't No Jive Turkey: I got the idea for these from Bento for Kidlet. But Hubby was so impressed with their creativity, I had really wanted to take credit for the idea. *sigh*
I used a circle cutter to make two bread circles (the scraps went into a freezer bag to save for making something with them later.) I flattened the middles a little with my fingers, then put some turkey and grated cheese on each one. (Turkey and cranberry relish would be a good combo too! Yum!) 
I set them in a dumpling press and sealed them each into a little pocket. They didn't stay sealed fantastically well, so I added a bit of cream cheese to glue them shut. 
I cut some finger shapes from a bread scrap and a heel (Hubby and I couldn't decide which we liked better, so I did one of each.) I used cream cheese to glue them on, and bits of uncooked spaghetti noodle to pin them in place. More cream cheese to glue on the eyes (currants cut in half) and beaks (bits of carrot.)

Since she refused cranberry sauce for dipping, I put some pomegranate arils into a Wilton Silly Critter cup (they fit almost flush against the lid in an EasyLunchbox! Sweet!)

The rest of the fruits and veggies have nothing to do with Thanksgiving, but cold mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes aren't as tasty. You can pretend the carrots are sweet potatoes, and the cauliflower is mashed. Whee! And apples for apple pie (I like it better than pumpkin pie. Especially MY pumpkin pie. How was I supposed to know you should taste it to see if there was enough sugar? Bleah.)

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  1. Yay turkeys!! Yours turned out great :D

  2. Your turkeys are much neater than mine too! Maybe I need a different gyoza press. It can't just be that you're better than me :P

  3. These are so cute! Turkey in a turkey ;-). Thanks for linking up!

  4. Another fabulous lunch! Those turkeys are adorable! Thanks for linking this lunch today at Switch It Up Sandwich Linky!

  5. Cute! Thanks for linking up at my Pin Me Linky Party. I hope you come visit & link again. The party starts tomorrow at 8am CST.



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