|Gingerbread Man Toast|
Let’s back up a little. Actually, it all started with the book Chester’s Way, by Kevin Henkes.
Chester is a mouse, who has a certain way of doing things. When Lilly comes along, she teaches Chester and his best friend Wilson new ways of doing things. Among the fun Lilly brings, she shows Chester and Wilson how to use cookie cutters to make sandwiches more interesting.
After reading Chester’s Way to my Lily and Emmy, I started using a cookie cutter to make their toast more interesting. When Lily started school, I had to make a lunch for her, so I started to use heart and star cookie cutters to make her sandwiches. Emmy got the same sandwiches at home, and she requested regularly “the best peanut butter sandwich” for lunch.
Then one day, Emmy asked for a kitty sandwich. I made this cheese sandwich for her:
Emmy loves black olives, and she likes carrots, so I knew she would eat the kitty’s whiskers. Emmy even tried the little sweet red pepper nose! (She didn’t like it, but at least she tried it!)
As a birthday treat, I made this sandwich for Lily to take to lunch the day before her birthday. Her school mascot is an owl, and after seeing Little Page Turners’ owl sandwich, I had to try my own version! (I accidentally cut off his right ear, but a little peanut butter helped it stay put.)