Our Neighbor dropped by yesterday with some loaves of sourdough bread. Today when I saw them in the refrigerator I knew I should use them for lunch. As soon as I pulled them out of the bag I thought of a manger! Weird to eat a pretend baby Jesus? I thought so maybe for a minute, but my kids loved it and anything that puts Him in the forefront of their minds this Christmas season (and all year for that matter) is a winner in my book. So away I went pulling things out of my pantry and fridge that I could use to make a baby Jesus lunch. You really could do this in so many different ways, but I used what I had on hand and what I thought might taste good together. My theme to tie things together was using things that would be good dipped in peanut butter.
- I cut the middle section out of the loaf and used the 2 end pieces to form the manger.
- Then I peeled a carrot and cut it in half(I left the top notch on for a little hair).
- I wrapped the carrot with a piece of cheese for swaddling clothes.
- Thin cut apple slices made the ground cover
- Little pretzels broken up made straw for him to lay on.
- I used 2 green sprinkles for eyes and 3 brown ones for the smile and attatched them with peanut butter.
- Lastly I put 2 big spoon fulls of peanut butter on either end for dipping