You'll be Owl-Right Sandwich
Momsomnia got the best of me last night, but the inevitable mom guilt pushed me to muster the energy I needed in the morning to pack this super owl-dorable (pun intended) egg salad sandwich for Alex for her field trip — one which I am unable to attend… Again!
It is a really simple recipe and seriously, took mere minutes to make. You may opt to prepare the egg salad filling (1 mashed hard-boiled egg, 2 tablespoons of mayo, salt and pepper) and store it in the fridge until morning. If you decide to go this route, do not forget to keep a few pieces of egg whites for the tiny details.
- 1 cucumber slice
- 2 carrot slices
- 1 hard-boiled egg
- 1 black olive
- 2 slices of sandwich bread (whole wheat shown)
- Your choice of sandwich filling
- Round cookie cutter (or rim of a drinking glass)
- Optional: rolling pin
Step 1: Owl’s body
Optional: You may use a rolling pin to flatten 1 slice of bread before cutting it out into a circle.
Use the cookie cutter to cut circles from both slices of bread.
Place filling inside sandwich.
Step 2: Eyes
Slice a piece of egg white from the hard-boiled egg. Use a small round food cutter (or tip of a tapioca straw) to cut out 2 white circles.
Slice the black olive in two and use the halves as the inside of the eyes.
Step 3: Beak and Feet
Use a sharp knife or vegetable bento cutter to cut a small triangle for the beak and two feet.
Note: You may opt to secure the parts with a raw spaghetti noddle “skewer” to keep the pieces in place.
Step 4: Wings
Use the halves of a cucumber slice as wings.
That’s it? Yes! Tah Daahhhh…..
Finishioso! Add any cute details after you postion your sandwich in the bento box. Here, I placed extra egg white dots for the center of its eyes and some heart ears cut from left-over rainbow bread. I “glued” these on with a dab of cheese spread.
Now, hoo said Mama’s got no time to make cute food?
Now, do you have recipe suggestions for an egg-citing egg salad? What other spices or ingredients can I add to spice things up a bit?
I would love to read your comments.