Sunday, July 3, 2011

Crabby Sandwiches

Crabby Chicken Sandwiches for Beach Party


I based our crabby sandwiches on the one I found in Family Fun.  While the one in the magazine looks picture perfect,  this is a real life made in a hurry because the party is about to start version.. :)






I found the crossiants at Meijer the day before the party. They were the perfect size for the sandwiches.   They were not as long and softer than the magazine version, but still worked out well.  I sliced the crossiants about 2/3 of the way through, and filled with homemade chicken salad. (sorry no pic of this step)




The claws are not the prettiest because I was in a hurry to get everything done before the party.   I used a red pepper, and cut triangles into claw shapes.  In the Family Fun version it said to snip the ends of the crossiant, and slid the claw in. This did not  work for  me, so  I used toothpicks instead.



To make the eyes, I  rolled cream cheese into balls, and insert a toothpick.  This did make nice eyes but it is bit soft so it does slip a bit.


I added  black olive slices on to the cream cheese eyes, and baby carrot sticks into the back for legs. 


In the magazine they used a radish slice for a mouth.  I did not buy a radish, and was realisic enough to know that very few kids would even touch one.   I decided to leave the mouth off. They were still very cute and perfect for our beach party.

23 comments:

  1. Following on GFC! Would LOVE to feature this on my blog under recipes/crafts! I would need one picture and would link this back to your blog! :) Let me know!
    Steph
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  2. Oops! You can email me at steph@debtfreespending.com

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  3. Fun idea! These make me hungry!

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  4. I saw these too and dog eared the page! So cute! Yours turned out great!

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  6. Those turned out great! I pulled that recipe out as well :) New follower from the fancy friday hop, have a great weekend! You can find me at
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  7. These are so cute! I'd love it if you'd link this up to my Home and Family Friday linky party.

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    Becca

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  8. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Adorable! Wish I saw for my sons ocean birthday party!

    Would love for you to stop by and share at Calling All Crafters!

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  10. YOU ARE SO CREATIVE!! I love everything you do. My kids would love this. Too fun!!

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  11. These are almost too cute to eat!! Although I'm not sure how i feel about eating food that's looking at me.... :)

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  12. o my goodness this is so cute!!!
    thanks for linkin with "Tell me Tuesday"
    xo
    ash

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  13. The Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop became the coolest party on the block because of your participation. Thank you!

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  14. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. This is so cool! I am a new follower. Stopping by to invite you to link up to Thrifty Thursdays. Blessings!

    Johnnie

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  16. THIS IS SO CUTE!!! Love it, love it!

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  17. Ha I guess I never realized crossiant rolls kind of look like little crabs! Great blog, I'm a new follower!



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  18. Great for themed parties! Love them! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Those are too adorable for words! I am following you on facebook!

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  20. I'd like to hang out at your house, it seems there is always a party going on there!

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  21. hey girl! i featured this:) come grab a button if you would like:)
    thanks
    xo
    ash

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  22. Hey Pam!
    Thanks for linking up these adorable crab sandwiches at the Tuesday To Do Party last week! Too cute!
    I'm trying to get caught up after finally getting my commenting issues resolved!
    Have a great week!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  23. These are just too cute! Thanks for linking up!

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