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Christmas Cooking

Away in a Manger: Baby Jesus Lunch

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

That’s it!  It only took me about 10 minutes it was fairly fresh and healthy, and everyone loved it.  So I wonder what do you have in your pantry that would make a cute baby Jesus Lunch?

linking up with Titus 2 Tuesday & Kids Co Op & Naptime Creations


  1. Kendall

    That turned out super cute! My kids would get a kick out of that!

  2. emily

    this made me smile :o) Super cute… thanks for sharing at Tasteful Tuesdays

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