Entertaining: Open Monster Face Sandwiches

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by Annie, of Annie’s Eats

We love most holidays in our home, but Halloween is one of our very favorites. The colors, the costumes, the creepy spooky goons and goblins – we are all about it. Of course, the candy doesn’t hurt either, and since Halloween is typically a candy-centric holiday, it’s a good idea to have a few more savory recipes on hand to balance things out.

I have discovered that keeping our son involved with meal preparation nearly always leads to greater enthusiasm on his part for actually eating the meal, whatever it may be. I also know that no matter how nicely I assemble sandwiches for my kids, they will deconstruct them before eating.

So, these Open Monster Face Sandwiches are perfect either way – easily eaten as a whole or deconstructed and eaten piece by piece.

There’s no need to buy tons of special ingredients for toppings. Just peek through your fridge and use your imagination. Broccoli makes great hair, bell peppers can be lips or ears, sliced olives make great eyeballs, White Cheddar cut into small shapes made perfect teeth. Kids will love this festive project and the opportunity to create something fun with their food and you will love providing this easy and healthy meal.

This would be such a fun activity for a Halloween party! For more Halloween meals to make with your kids visit EatWisconsinCheese.com.

Open Monster Face Sandwiches
by Annie of Annie Eats

Sliced bread
Variety of sliced cheeses, such as Wisconsin Colby Jack or Wisconsin Cheddar
Small broccoli florets
Black olive slices
Zucchini or summer squash, sliced
Cucumber, sliced
Carrot, julienned
Grape tomatoes
Bell pepper slices
Sliced avocado

Arrange various topping options on a large plate or platter. Top slices of bread with sliced cheese.

Use large cookie cutters or a knife to cut the bread and cheese into circles or squares to serve as the base of the sandwiches. Allow kids to create monster face sandwiches using the toppings as they see fit.