Friday, October 8, 2010

D-Feast Friday: Cream Cheese Penguins.

As a follow-up to yesterday's No D-Day post, I'm sharing how to make the adorable little dudes known as Cream Cheese Penguins!

Ingredients:
18 or so jumbo black olives, drained and dried off
1 oz. of reduced fat cream cheese, softened
18 or so small black olives
1 carrot, peeled


Directions:
Cut a slit in the side of each jumbo olive, lengthwise.  Okay, that was the easy part.

If you want to get fancy, scoop the cream cheese into a Ziploc bag, and snip off one of the corners. If not, use a knife to carefully fill the jumbo olive with cream cheese.  If you're using the bag, fill that sucker.  Make sure the cream cheese is really packed in there.  We don't want him to be easily smooshed.

Cut the carrot into about 1/4" slices, and cut out a notch for the foot (keep the notch - this is the beak!).  Stick the jumbo cream cheese-filled olive on top of the carrot slice.  Hey, it's sort of looking like a penguin torso.

Set a small olive on top of the large olive for the head, with the top facing forward (so you can stick the beak in there, pointy side out).  Stick a toothpick vertically through the whole thing.

Do this 18 or so times until you have a small village of penguins.

Admire your hard work, but not for too long.  Those things need to be kept refrigerated.

Enjoy!

7 comments:

  1. This fulfills to things : my love of food and my love of penguins. Awesome post..will have to try these!

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  2. haha. your directions are awesome. thanks for sharing. i might be eating some penguins in the near future...

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  3. Freaking ADORABLE! I'm totally making these!

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  4. Fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing! My kid and I were trying to figure out what the feet were made of! Neither of us guessed carrots!

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  5. These are adorable! Do they taste good? I can't imagine what a cream cheese olive penguin would taste like in my mouth.

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  6. Wish I would of saw these before I went grocery shopping, as I am bringing an appetizer to my nieces bday tomorrow (Calin she is 3), adults would love to eat and Calin would of loved the penguin.

    karend1

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  7. Well this is just downright impressive! Lila loves olives - I think she would get a kick out of these. Love the plate too!

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