Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Penguins!!!

These little babies are the CUTEST EVER!!!!!!!

In my hiatus from blogging I also stopped looking at food blogs because a lot of foods did not appeal to me. Quite honestly I was too tired by the time I came home from work to do much more than eat and go straight to bed. It is so nice to be in my second trimester!

This week when I got up the effort to start looking at blogs again, Megan's Cooking caught my eye. She made the cutest little penguin appetizers. We are having a couple of friends over for dinner so I thought I would try this recipe out. I was worried it would be really time consuming so I didn't have high expectations. WRONG! These babies are EASY to make and so damn cute!!!!! When they are all bunched up they look like they are keeping their eggs warm.

Penguins:
18 jumbo ripe Black olives
18 small ripe Black olives1
(8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 carrot (about 6 inches long and 1 inch wide)
18 long fresh chives
18 toothpicks

Cut a slit lengthwise from top to bottom in each jumbo olive. Fill each cavity of the jumbo olives with about a teaspoon of cream cheese (I used a knife and pushed the cream cheese in a little at a time through the top hole). This makes the the white stripe in penguins chest.

Cut carrot into 1/4 inch slices, then out of each slice cut a small pie shaped piece. This makes the feet, save the piece you cut out, this will be the beak. In the x slit in the center of each small olive (where the pit was removed) press the small piece of carrot into the hole with the pointed end out. Using a toothpick, stack head ( small olive ), body (large olive) and feet (carrot slice), adjusting so that beak, cream cheese breast and notch in carrot line up. Tie chive around neck for the scarf.

Not only are these little guys cute, they are TASTY! The chive is a requirement. If you don't use it as a scarf, you should chop them up in the cream cheese. Thanks for the idea Megan!!!

Seriously! This is so easy. You have to make these for your next cocktail party.

10 comments:

Megan said...

Aren't they just the cutest darn things you ever did see? And I agree, the scarf is a must. I'll add you to my links at the end of my post! :)

Meg said...

I have been wanting to try and make these, but was worried they would take to long! They turned out great! How did I miss the news that you were pregnant? I am so excited for you!!! 2009 will definitely be blessed for you!

Zesty Cook said...

Those are awesome!!!!! WOW that must have taken a while to create. Great Job

imjacobsmom said...

So Cute - Thanks for passing this along! I am going to make these. Do you mind if I post a link on my blog to you....Robyn

rubybean77 said...

Hi Robyn, I would love it if you linked to my site. I can't wait to see your penguins! They are so much fun!!

ann said...

THESE ARE PECIOUS.I CANNOT WAIT TO MAKE THEM...ANN

Tina said...

These guys are so cute!!! What a cool idea!

Joie de vivre said...

These are ADORABLE! Congratulations on the pregnancy! Perhaps the blog can now be, "Broken Yolks plus a bun in the oven"? :)

Natasha said...

Very creative!

Justine said...

oh my god these are so cute!!