Saturday, November 12, 2011

Little Gobbler Sandwich

My wonderful husband doesn’t really understand my need to hang on to all of my magazines and then go through them periodically to tear out pages that I want to keep.  But I do sift through those ripped out pages to use the good ideas every once in a while.  I found the idea for these Little Gobbler Sandwiches in an issue of Parents magazine two years ago.


Our friends Shawn and Thomas and their mommy came over Thursday afternoon to make some of these sweet little turkeys with us.


We cut our bread using a glass, and instead of putting turkey and cranberry sauce inside the sandwich (like the recipe said), we went with a more kid-friendly alternative – peanut butter.  The turkey’s neck is a rectangle cut out of bread. The raisin eyes are attached with peanut butter, and the beak is provolone cheese cut into a circle with the lid from a bottle of mustard and then cut in half. I had already precut the peppers, and the kids had a lot of fun making tail feathers out of them. 

Charlotte and her little creative spirit made more of a turkey/sun.


Trenton’s sandwich looked more like a traditional turkey.DSC_0699-1

The kids had a fun time making their sandwiches and also did a good job eating them.  I even got Mr. Picky to eat some of his peppers!

Thank you, Shawn and Thomas, for making these fun sandwiches with us!

This post is linked to: The Sunday Showcase @ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas, TGIF Linky Party @ Living Life Intentionally, Turkey Party @ Sassy Sites, Made by Little Hands Monday @ Delicate Construction, Show & Tell @ ABC & 123 Learning, It’s Playtime @ Hands On: As We Grow


Beth ( said...

This is a WAY cute Turkey! And I love that the kids help you make it - it is an activity & lunch all in one =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF! I can't wait to see what you link up next!!
Beth =-)

Marie said...

Very Cute! Maybe I can get my youngest to try peppers. :)

Jenny said...

Thanks, gals!

Marie - I have also played red light, yellow light, green light with Trenton to get him to eat the corresponding color pepper.

Erin said...

This is so cute!

Charlene @ Adventures In Mommy Land said...

Gobble gobble...Yum!

I would love to invite you to share this on my link party…Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land (

Beth ( said...

This turkey sandwich is just too cute - I featured it on TGIF Linky party #6 - - thanks for linking them up!! Email me at and I will get you the code for the SPECIAL - featured more than once - button code! I can't wait to see what you link up this week!
Beth =-)

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

such a cute idea - my girls love when I make fun things out of their food so this would be a sure hit in my house.

Thanks for sharing & linking to the Sunday Showcase! Hope to see you this week.

Michelle said...

Loved this!! I featured you this week!