Another day, another lunch! This one made me smile. We got Mickey Mouse in the
This lunch consists of:
- a peanut butter and fruit preserve sandwich
- cucumber sticks
- Goofy shaped shortbread cookie
The sandwich is a little special. It is stamped with a Mickey Mouse bread stamp and then sealed with my old trusty (though never crusty) sandwich sealer.
Here's the process to make a sealed and stamped sandwich:
Step 1 - cut the bread. If you have a two-piece sandwich sealer like mine, use the cutting piece (for mine, it's the brown piece).
Step 2 - stamp the bread. One side or two. Your choice!
Step 3 - add sandwich contents. Whether it be gooey butters and jellies, egg salad, or something solid like ham and cheese: you MUST leave a clean border around the edges of the bread. The sandwich will seal on that border and if there is stuff in the way the results will not be ideal. The results will be messy at best, and most likely will not seal at all.
(the "good" side of the Mickey face is facing down on the cutting board. The impression seen here is the inside of the bread.)
Step 4 - bring your sandwich together and press with your sandwich sealer. Admire your handiwork!
Often people are curious about how much bread is left to waste when making cutesie sandwiches. Usually there is not much wasted at all. Even though I use large bread (the wide loaves, not the typical sandwich sized kind), there is not much left behind at all....
What to do with the crusts? Sometimes I leave them out to dry a bit and then add them to a bag of other bread and cracker scraps to feed ducks when we go to a park. Sometimes I collect enough to make bread crumbs for a recipe. Sometimes my toddler eats them off the cutting board. Sometimes I toss them in the trash without a second thought.
The Mickey Mouse sandwich stamp (and the Goofy cookie) were purchased at Disney World on our recent trip. I got a few other lunchy goodies while there too. I'll share more about what I found after I get a chance to figure out the mess of photos from the trip. I have pictures spread out over 5 devices (two iPhones, a point & shoot camera, my good DSLR camera, and Disney's PhotoPass). Ay yi yi!
Speaking of Goofy and Disney World, one quick picture share, in honor of it being Talk Like a Pirate Day. :) Here we are on our first day in the Magic Kingdom with Pirate Goofy. He greeted us just outside Pirates of the Caribbean.
Ooh, but then later that afternoon, Ethan was chosen from the audience to go on stage with Jack Sparrow for a pirate tutorial. So fun! Owen was called up at the end too, to take the Pirate Pledge.
I'm such a dork, I had scheduled all our outfits for the whole trip. I was so thrilled that Ethan and Owen got to go up for the pirate tutorial, but the whole time I was thinking "oh no! They are going to wear their pirate shirts on our next day at Magic Kingdom! If only they were wearing them today!". I swear I'm not generally a type-A personality. Just when it comes to certain things. Like kids clothing and their lunches. :p
Pirate shirts. Not sure Buzz appreciated them the way Jack and Goofy might have.
Okay, that's enough from me. For now anyway. Heh!
Supplies used in the making of this lunch: