Today kicks off “4 Days of 4 Leaf Clover Ideas”. St Patrick’s Day is upon us. Only a few days away and plenty of time to have some fun in the kitchen and at the art table with the kids. I’m excited.
Day 1 starts off in the kitchen, where this SuperMama was inspired by Will Cook For Food’s “Shamrock Cucmber Tea Sandwiches” http://www.willcookforsmiles.com/2012/03/shamrock-cucumber-tea-sandwiches.html.
I made some changes and swaped out some of the ingredients. I tend not to give my girls cream cheese very often. Probably because I don’t really eat it. So I went with hummus (which they LOVE). The nice part about St Patrick’s Day themed food is that green is a common veggie color. If it’s presented in a fun way, kids might be more likely to try a bite or two.
2 whole wheat English muffins or
4 oz of hummus
2 T shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
12 slices of cucumber
4 thin slices of green pepper
Fresh parsley (I kept this on for the presentation and took it off when they asked me if it was a leaf)
1. Split the English muffins in half and cut out shamrocks in the muffin halves.
2. Spread hummus and sprinkle cheese on top
3. Place 3 cucumbers on each leaf. Use the green pepper slice as a stem. Place a parsley leaf on top of the sandwich.