With the kids back in school, it’s time to get creative for their lunches so they don’t get bored as easy. I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen and thought of an open-faced ladybug sandwich was a great idea. After playing around with it, I think I got it right and surprised the kids with a ladybug sandwich in their lunches the next day.
To my surprise, it was a hit among the entire lunch table at school when they took the sandwich out to eat to the point where the kids were asking their mom to make one for lunch. I’m glad they were a hit and the trend might not last long so off to the kitchen I go to do some more brainstorming on lunch ideas. Enjoy this one!
Open-Faced Ladybug Sandwich
Yields: 1 ladybug sandwich
- 1 slice of bread, toasted
- 1 tbsp mayonnaise
- 2 slices American cheese
- Half of one tomato
- 3-4 black olives (pitted, preferably)
- 2 small pretzel sticks
Spread mayonnaise on your toast and top with cheese slices.
Cut the tomato half in two and place on top of the cheese, with a small gap in-between each tomato slice.
Cut the olives in small pieces but leave one whole. Place the halves on random spots of the tomato and making them stick by using the mayonnaise as glue.
Snap your pretzel sticks into thirds and place around the body of your ladybug to be portrayed as the legs.
Place the remaining whole olive at the top as this will act as your lady bug’s head.
To keep it looking nice till the time it is about to be eaten, I place it in a closeable sandwich container like the ones here to prevent it from falling apart in the lunch bag.
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How to Make an Open-Faced Ladybug Sandwich