October has moved along at quite a clip and Halloween is finally just a few days away. My children, like yours I'm sure, are getting excited and the countdown for costume-day has begun. I was never much of Halloween fan myself when I was a child (I always wore the oddest costumes!) but I have a new found appreciation for it now that I'm seeing the day through the eyes of my boys.
So, as we've prepared for all the fun, spooky food has been at the forefront of my mind. I've been planning a few fun things for, and with my boys, like these Witchy Finger Sandwiches. My youngest and I worked on these "bewitching" fingers this past weekend and they were easy-peasy to assemble. So much so that once I demonstrated the process he went to work on the remaining pieces of bread. I rounded everything once it was rolled and together we adorned the fingers with their long, painted fingernails. My quick-thinking husband suggested we add a ring to the third finger for authenticity, so I grabbed a spider and put it in place. Such a fun project for us to work on together!
I have a few more gruesome goodies to share with you this week as we get ready for the upcoming weekend. In the meantime, try tucking these into your young ones lunch this week, or serve them with a steaming mug of soup for dinner and I'm sure your meal will be a howling success. Have a great day!
Witchy Finger Sandwiches
yields: one hand
5 slices of white sandwich bread, crusts removes
five almonds (optional:painted red or black with gel colour-paste)
filling of your choice: peanut butter, jam, nutella, cream cheese, tuna etc.
~ Remove the crusts from each piece of bread and roll flat with the rolling pin.
~ Spread or top each slice with your choice of filling (I used peanut butter) and roll lengthwise into a thin log.
~Round the tips, then score the bread with a sharp knife where the knuckles would be.
~ Add the almonds (you can paint them first with gel colour or food colouring) and stick them into place by adding a dab of your filling to the back of the almond before placing it on the bread.