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RECIPE: Cute Olive Penguins

10th Jan 10 (Sun) 20 comments

Cute Olive Penguins

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I made these olive penguins (with my wife’s help) for this evening’s Vegetarian Supper Club in Eugene, OR, as a fun appetizer when people came in.  Hopefully they’ll be a hit!  They were really fun to make.

Ingredients:
makes as many as desired

  • medium black olives (the head)
  • large black olives (the body)
  • cream cheese or vegan cream cheese spread (for the stomach)
  • narrow carrots, cut into small rounds (feet) with notch (for beak)

Steps:

  1. Cut carrots approximately 1/8 inch (3mm) thick… this will become the feet and beaks (just shy of 1/4 of the carrot slice is beak-size).
  2. Cut large olives down one side (length-wise) and then fill with a small amount of cream cheese.
  3. Assemble penguins with a toothpick like shown in the picture at the top of the page.
  4. Get crazy and start a penguin war with extra toothpicks and ketchup for penguin blood.
  5. OK, step 4 may be optional.  Your call…
  6. Enjoy!

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~Dan – np: Green DayNimrod

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