Little Big Kitchen: Mini Heart Sandwiches

13 Feb

Because I can’t leave well enough alone I have another Valentine’s Day inspired culinary treat for you. As if you needed my help to tell you how to use a cookie cutter to transform a sandwich, you don’t, but maybe you needed the inspiration. Since my daughter is obsessed with all things heart-shaped, and since she’s still building up her appetite after the cold from hell, I thought I’d make these min-heart sandwiches to tempt her finicky p0st-sickness palette.

I use hippie healthfood store peanut butter, because that’s what my mom used and I like it. I added toasted sesame seeds because I had them on hand and I thought they’d look lovely, but if you don’t have them on hand I wouldn’t bother. I love toasted sesame seeds and have a large shaker full of them around at all times. A friend’s mother made pomegranate jelly for us this past Christmas and, oh dear, it seems to be gone already.

Don’t waste those crusts! The sandwiches only use a fraction of the bread so you’ll have lots of perfectly good bread left over. Make bread crumbs, turn them into croutons, or feed them to the birds. Just don’t waste them.

 

Larger cookie cutters will cut down on waste, if you have them. You can try this with other shapes but the heart creates a sandwich that holds up well. The cookie cutter trick works on cheese so Isobel and I made a stack of quesadillas with heart-shaped tortillas, too. Heart-shaped turkey and lettuce worked less well.

When these were done Isobel became very interested.

I think Valentine’s day is going to be big around here.

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6 Responses to “Little Big Kitchen: Mini Heart Sandwiches”

  1. julie February 13, 2012 at 6:47 am #

    Between you and @Keli_i, I’m feeling very sad that my lunch is not heart shaped today. :-)

    • Carrie Anne February 13, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

      You can’t go wrong with hearts. Just sayin.’

  2. Sarah February 13, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    I echo Julie’s sentiments. My lunch is bento – but no fun shapes; however, tomorrow might be a different story. :)
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    • Carrie Anne February 13, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

      Oh, yay for bento lunches!

  3. Blue Eyed Night Owl February 13, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    Aw, I love the look on her face when she saw these! She looks very much like you by the way.

    Great idea, I love how they turned out and might make some too tomorrow:)
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    • Carrie Anne February 13, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

      Thank you so much! There are moments where I think she looks exactly like my husband but sometimes there are times when she looks like me, too. :)

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